Another historical match will land on Lord on 5th of July on the occasion of Lord’s bicentenary. It will be a 50 over one day match between Marylebone Cricket Club XI (MCC XI) and Rest of the World XI. On July 22 Lords will complete its 200 years from 1814 when it hosted first known match between MCC and Hertfordshire.
The captain of the MCC XI will be Sachin Tendulkar and with him MCC got The Wall Rahul Dravid, Two known legends of West Indies, Brian Lara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul. They also have Brett Lee and Daniel Vettori. On the other hand World XI skippered by Shane Warne features Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan, Adam Gilchrist, Kevin Pietersen and others.
There been this kind of match before, Lord hosted MCC vs Rest of World matches before. In 1987 for the club bicentenary current MCC President Mike Gatting captained the Club and hit a brilliant century against an attack featuring Imran Khan, Kapil Dev and Courtney Walsh.
A one on one of two skipper –
Sachin Vs Warne
We are not far away to witness another Sachin Tendulkar versus Shane Warne war on the field. For another time, these two living legends will play against each other on 5th July, 2014.The MCC side will be led by the Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar and the Rest Of The World side will be led by Shane Warne.Sachin Tendulkar retired from international cricket in November, 2013. It will be his first major appearance in the field after retirement. He is very much excited about the match and also about the honour to captain the MCC side.
In a MCC statement Sachin said “It is an honour to be asked to Captain MCC in such a prestigious fixture, and I am delighted to accept.
Lord’s is such a special place to play Cricket and I am very much looking forward to helping celebrate its bicentenary by taking part in this match.
I was delighted to be presented with an MCC Honorary Life Membership in 2010, and it will be a privilege to play at the ‘Home Of Cricket’ once again.”
On the other hand, Shane Warne retired from international cricket quite some time ago. The 44 year old Australian leg spinner played his last international game back in January, 2007. He played IPL from 2008 to 2010. He played BBL in 2013 for Melbourne Stars. He played his last match on 16th January, 2013.
In a MCC statement Warne said “I am sure the match will be a lot of fun and it will be a pleasure to be part of the bicentenary celebrations of the most famous cricket ground in the world. – Shane Warne said in an MCC statement”