West Indies Legend Brian Lara is among the final six players confirmed as a participant in the Maryleborne Cricket Club MCC versus Rest of the World Bicentenary match at Lord’s in London on July 5th.
Lara will play alongside India icon Sachin Tendulkar in an MCC side which also includes hard-hitting Australia batsman Aaron Finch.
Tendulkar will captain the side to take on Shane Warne’s Rest of the World XI, a team that features his close friend Kevin Pietersen, Muttiah Muralitharan and Shahid Afridi.
The Rest of the World XI will be managed by ex-South Africa all-rounder and MCC World Cricket committee member Shaun Pollock, while the MCC XI will be managed by Club President Mike Gatting.
The teams are: MCC: Sachin Tendulkar Captain, Saeed Ajmal, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Rahul Dravid, Aaron Finch, Umar Gul, Brian Lara, Brett Lee, Chris Read, Shaun Tait and Daniel Vettori.
The rest of the World is chosen from: Shane Warne Captain, Shahid Afridi, Tino Best, Paul Collingwood, Adam Gilchrist, Tamim Iqbal, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kevin Pietersen, Virender Sehwag, Peter Siddle and Yuvraj Singh.