Former cricket legends are set to make a comeback to take the fans down the memory lane as the Road Safety World Series is set to commence on March 5. A total of six teams full of legendary cricketers namely- India Legends, Sri Lanka Legends, South Africa Legends, West Indies Legends, England Legends and Bangladesh Legends - will participate in the T20 tournament. The Road Safety World Series is being staged to create awareness among masses about road safety on Indian streets. The inaugural edition of the competition had to be called off midway owing to threats posed by Coronavirus pandemic.
Ahead of the event, the entire squads of the six participating teams have been announced. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag will make a comeback for the competition with recently retired wicketkeeper Naman Ojha being the latest addition to the Indian contingent. Yusuf Pathan has also been drafted into the Indian Legends setup. Tendulkar has even started prepping for the tournament which is scheduled to be played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur.
Sachin Tendulkar hits nets ahead of the tournament
The Master @sachin_rt gearing up for the Road Safety Series ❤️
— Sachin Tendulkar Fan Club (@OmgSachin) ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 23, 2021
Here are the squads:
South Africa Legends: Morne Van Wyk, Garnett Kruger, Roger Telemachus, Jonty Rhodes, Makhaya Ntini, Justin Kemp, Alviro Petersen, Mornantau Hayward, Andrew Puttick, Thandi Tshabalala, Loots Bosman, Llyod Norris Jones, Zander de Bruyn, Monde Zondeki
West Indies Legends: Brian Lara, Pedro Collins, Ridley Jacobs, Narsingh Deonarine, Tino Best, Sulieman Benn, Dinanath Ramnarine, Adam Sanford, Carl Hooper, Dwayne Smith, Ryan Austin, William Perkins, Mahendra Nagamootoo
Sri Lanka Legends: Upul Tharanga, Chamara Silva, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Thilan Thushara, Dammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Tillakratne Dilshan, Dulanjana Wijesinghe, Nuwan Kulasekara, Russel Arnold, Ajantha Mendis, Farveez Maharoof, Sanath Jayasuriya, Malinda Warnapura
Bangladesh Legends: Khaled Mahmud, Nafees Iqbal, Mohammad Rafique, Abdur Razzak, Khaled Mashud, Hannan Sarker, Javed Omar, Rajin Saleh, Mehrab Hossain, Aftab Ahmed, Alamgir Kabir, Mohammed Sharif, Mushfiqur Rahman, A N M Mamun Ur Rashed
India Legends: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Pragyan Ojha, Noel David, Munaf Patel, Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Yusuf Pathan, Naman Ojha, Vinay Kumar, S Badrinath
England Legends: Kevin Pietersen (C), Owais Shah, Philip Mustard, Monty Panesar, Nick Compton, Kabir Ali, Sajid Mahmood, James Tredwell, Chris Schoefield, Jonathan Trott, Ryan Sidebottom, Usman Afzaal, Matthew Hoggard, James Tindall