Tamim Iqbal has been confirmed as a participant in the MCC v Rest of the World Bicentenary match at Lord’s on July 5.
The dashing left-handed opener will play against West Indies legend Brian Lara and India icon Sachin Tendulkar and alongside legendary spinners Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne for for the ‘Rest of the World’ XI.
Tendulkar will captain the MCC XI that also includes former India star Rahul Dravid, Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal and former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee.
Warne will be the skipper of the Rest of the World that will also boast Kevin Pietersen as and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi.
MCC team also has Pakistan’s offspinner Saeed Ajmal, West Indies’ batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
Rest of the World has two Indians in Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh.
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.
MCC: Sachin Tendulkar (captain), Saeed Ajmal, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Rahul Dravid, Aaron Finch, Umar Gul, Brian Lara, Brett Lee, Chris Read, Shaun Tait, Daniel Vettori.
Rest of the World: Shane Warne (captain), Shahid Afridi, Tino Best (to be confirmed), Paul Collingwood, Adam Gilchrist, Tamim Iqbal, Muttaiah Muralitharan, Kevin Pietersen, Virender Sehwag, Peter Siddle, Yuvraj Singh.
Source: Bd news24