India’s cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar’s’India Legends’ will take on West Indies batting great Brian Lara’s’West Indies Legends’ in the Wankhede Stadium on March 7 in the much-anticipated opening match of the Unacademy Road Safety World Series.
The tournament which will witness the battle of titans from many cricket-playing countries are going to have the final at the Brabourne Stadium in Cricket Club of India (CCI) floor on March 22.
How many teams are participating? The Unacademy Road Safety World Series is a five-nation T20 cricket tournament which will showcase some of the biggest names in cricket from India, Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and South Africa. The five teams are namely, India Legends, West Indies Legends, Australia Legends, Sri Lanka Legends, and South Africa Legends.
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan (C), D Wijesinghe, Chamara Kapugedara, Chaminda Vaas, Farveez Maharoof, Marvan Atapattu, Muttiah Muralitharan, Rangana Herath, R Kaluwitharana, S Senanayake, T Tushara, T Kandamby, Upul Chandana.
Windies: Brian Lara (C), Yohan Blake, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Adam Sanford, Carl Hooper, Danza Hyatt, Darren Ganga, Pedro Collins, Ricardo Powell, Ridley Jacobs, Samuel Badree, Suleiman Benn.
India: Sachin Tendulkar (C), Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Sanjay Bangar, Munaf Patel, Mohammad Kaif, Pragyan Ojha, Sairaj Bahutule, Sameer Dighe.
Australia: Brett Lee (C), Brad Hodge, Brett Geeves, Clint McKay, George Green, Jason Krejza, Mark Cosgrove, Nathan Reardon, Rob Quinney, Shane Lee, Travis Birt, Xavier Doherty.
South Africa: Jonty Rhodes (C), Andrew James, Andrew Hall, Garnett Kruger, J Rudolph, Albie Morkel, JJ Van Der Wath, Neil Rhodes, Lance Klusener, Martin Jaarsveld, Morne Van Wyk, Paul Harris, Ryan McLaren.
Who are the top players?
Some notable players who will feature in this Series include former international cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brett Lee, Brad Hodge, Jonty Rhodes, Muttiah Muralitharan, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Ajantha Mendis and many more. Former India captain, Padma Bhushan and the living legend, Sunil Gavaskar is the Commissioner of the Series.
What is the schedule of the Road Safety Series?
Match 1: March 7, 2020: India Legends vs West Indies Legends @ Wankhede (Mumbai)
Match 2: March 8, 2020: Australia Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends @ Wankhede (Mumbai)
Match 3: March 10, 2020: India Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends @ DY Patil (Navi Mumbai)
Match 4: March 11, 2020: West Indies Legends vs South Africa Legends @ @ DY Patil (Navi Mumbai)
Match 5: March 13, 2020: South Africa Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends @ DY Patil (Navi Mumbai)
Match 6: March 14, 2020: India Legends vs South Africa Legends @ MCA Stadium (Pune)
Match 7: March 16, 2020: Australia Legends vs West Indies Legends @ MCA Stadium (Pune)
Match 8: March 17, 2020: West Indies Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends @ MCA Stadium (Pune)
Match 9: March 19, 2020: Australia Legends vs South Africa Legends @ DY Patil (Navi Mumbai)
Match 10: March 20, 2020: India Legends vs Australia Legends @ MCA Stadium (Pune)
Match 11: March 22, 2020: FINAL @ Brabourne Stadium (CCI, Mumbai)