Australian legends will reunite for T20 match against Perth Scorchers
An invincible bunch of Australian cricketers, who played during the first decade of this millennium, will reunite for a T20 friendly game against Big Bash team Perth Scorchers in the West Australia Festival of Cricket in December this year. Former legends like Justin Langer, Mathew Hayden, Ricky Ponting and Andrew Symonds will play for the legends XI under the captaincy of Adam Gilchrist, Cricket Australia’s official website reported.
The former international cricketers were part of Australia’s dream team that went on to dominate world cricket at the beginning of the century in what is described as the team’s ‘golden era’. In Test cricket Hayden and Langer are the second only to the West Indies pair of Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge in terms of most Test runs for an opening pair while Ponting led Australia to 48 Test victories, the most by a captain in Australia’s cricket history.
While Langer is the coach of the Scorchers team, Gilchrist will lead the Legend XI. Langer said that his side has been given a golden opportunity to mingle with some of the best cricketers to have played the game.
“This is an unbelievable opportunity for our players, especially our younger players, to come up against some of the most respected names in cricket,” Langer said. “The experience they will gain from playing against these players and having the opportunity to speak with them on the day can only help them with their cricket. The event titled ‘WA Festival of Cricket’ was a huge success in its debut appearance last year and Langer expects the result to be the same this time around as well.
The WA Festival of Cricket was a huge success in its debut appearance last year and Langer expects the result to be same this time around as well.
“The Scorchers played against the Legends last pre-season and BBL|04 (Big Bash League Season 4) went pretty well, so hopefully we can repeat that formula.”