MCC news February 6, 2014

Tendulkar, Warne captains in Lord's bicentenary match

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sachin Tendulkar will captain a team representing Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) against a Shane Warne-led Rest of the World in an exhibition match to celebrate the bicentenary of Lord's in July. The 50-over match is one of a number of specially arranged events to mark 200 years since the first game played on the ground.

MCC's current president Mike Gatting will be the manager of the team that also includes former India captain Rahul Dravid. Warne will oversee the Rest of the World XI alongside Shaun Pollock in the fixture, which will take place on July 5.

"It is an honour to be asked to captain MCC in such a prestigious fixture, and I am delighted to accept," Tendulkar said. "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."

Warne, who retired from international cricket in 2007 but continued to turn out in the Big Bash League until 2013, said: "I always enjoy playing at Lord's and as an Honorary Life Member of MCC I'm really excited about coming back. I'm 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."

An MCC women's team, captained by Charlotte Edwards, will play a Rest of the World XI on May 19. Claire Taylor, the former England batsman and only woman to be named Wisden Cricketer of the Year, will select the Rest of the World team, the first time such a side has been assembled in the women's game.

The Bicentenary Festival Weekend will take place over July 20-22 and includes a repeat of the first-ever match at Lord's, between MCC and Hertfordshire in 1814, as well as traditional fixtures between Oxford and Cambridge, and Eton and Harrow.

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  • Dummy4 on February 10, 2014, 19:38 GMT

    @ BRUTALANALYST , Sachin and Lara played in a beneficiary match in Cananda way back in 92 . They smashed Wasim and Waquar and had a 200+ run partnership. Yes but seing them bat together will be awesome .

  • Dummy4 on February 10, 2014, 3:18 GMT

    Did I see someone put Danny Morrison in his team, thats a joke!

  • o on February 9, 2014, 14:24 GMT

    How amazing would it be to see Lara and Sachin batting together . . .

  • rob on February 8, 2014, 9:54 GMT

    What about Kallis. Only recently retired too. I don't expect to see 10 overs from Warnie. He'll be knackered after 3 and struggling to hit the pitch. Sachin probably still sees them like a beach ball so he should be all right. A lot of the other guys already mentioned would seriously struggle in a 50 over game I'd think. .. I'm not talking about playing to win, I mean just getting through the game without tearing muscle off bone. .. anyway, sounds like fun. I hope to catch it on TV.

  • Ian on February 7, 2014, 12:16 GMT

    If I was selecting the teams, they would be (ignoring the fact some of them have been out of the game for a while)

    ROW XI - Jayasuriya, Hayden, Ponting, Lara, Kallis, Gilchrist, Pollock, W Akram, Warne, McGrath, Donald

    MCC XI - Trescothick, Sehwag, Dravid, Tendulkar, Chanderpaul, Flintoff, Lee, Kumble, W Younis, Gough, Murali

    And while I'm indulging myself, my 'current' players XI would be - Smith, Gayle, Sangakkara, Clarke, Pietersen, de Villiers, Afridi, Philander, Johnson, Steyn, Ajmal

    plenty of other players I would like to have squeezed in, but unfortunately only 11 places per side... that's cricket!!!!

  • Dummy4 on February 7, 2014, 11:56 GMT

    ROW XI : Gilchrist,Gibbs,Ganguly,Ponting,Dravid,Warne,Murali,Akthar,Kevin Pieterson,Wasim,Walsh

  • rajesh on February 7, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    plz make best of 3 matches plzzzz

  • Dummy4 on February 7, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    row hayden jayasuriya dravid lara gilchrist ccains pollock flintoff akram kapil murlidharan a perfect team in every department 4 batsmen akeeper agenuine left arm pacer and ahigh class spinner with four solid all rounders

  • siddhartha on February 7, 2014, 7:32 GMT

    agreed to Hussain Kurawadala ,today's players performs only in home tracks. Miss those days when McGreth used to come to India and beat Indian batsmen in dust bowls with his skill ,Lara hammering Murali in Sri Lanka or SRT taming Aussie and English fast bowlers in their own backyard.

    ROW xi should be- 1.Gilchrist 2.Hayden 3.Ponting 4.Lara 5.S.Waugh 6.Flintoff 7.Klusener 8.W.Akram 9.S.Warne 10.Ambrose 11.McGreth

  • Dummy4 on February 7, 2014, 7:23 GMT

    hope to see sachin thwack Warne one last time

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