Bushfire Cricket Bash is to be played on 9 February in Australia. This is a charity match in which veteran former cricketers from all over the world will take part. The match will be captained by Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist of Australia. With their teams, veterans like Brian Lara, Wasim Akram, Yuvraj Singh will be seen playing. Although it is a charity match, the players are not taking it lightly. Ricky Ponting and Brian Lara have also started training.
The Bushfire Cricket Bash match will be played in Melbourne between Ponting XI and Shane Warne XI. They will be captained by Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist respectively. Earlier this match was to be played in Sydney on February 8, in which Shane Warne had to captain a team. Warne is not available on February 9 for personal reasons, so he will be replaced. The earnings from this match will be spent to help those affected by the terrible fire in Australia’s forests.
Ricky Ponting’s team will be coached Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar in the Bushfire Charity Match. Ricky Ponting and Brian Lara practised at the net on Thursday. After this, Ricky Ponting tweeted a video of the net practice and also expressed the desire that Brian Lara plays for his team in this match.
Ponting tweeted, “Hopefully this player will be in my team and batting at number-4.” This video is becoming very viral. Many people have also commented on this tweet. Fans want Ponting and Lara to be seen batting together in this match.
A user wrote that they are waiting to see you both playing together. It is getting hard waiting. Another user wrote that even after Lara retired in 2007, he still looks more fit than our under-19 cricketers. Another user wrote that it is so amazing that Sachin Tendulkar will be seen giving batting tips to these legendary cricketers.
The captains and coaches of the teams have been announced for the bushfire match. The names of most of the players playing in the team have been decided. But it is not yet decided which player will be in which team. West Indies fast bowler Cortney Walsh has been appointed as the coach of Warne XI. This charity match will be of 10–10 overs. There will be five over powerplays. There will be no limit for bowlers to over.
Shane Warne (c), Ricky Ponting (c), Adam Gilchrist, Alex Blackwell, Andrew Symonds, Brad Fittler, Brad Haddin, Brett Lee, Brian Lara, Dan Christian, Nick Riewoldt, Elyse Villani, Grace Harris, Holly Ferling, Justin Langer, Luke Hodge, Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Phoebe Litchfield, Shane Watson, Yuvraj Singh, Wasim Akram
Coaches: Sachin Tendulkar, Courtney Walsh