Road Safety World Series: Sachin Tendulkar returns to the Wankhede
The crowd at Wankhede will once again reverberate with nostalgic chants as Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar returns to action at his home ground. Sachin's India Legends will lock horns with West Indies Legend led by Brian Lara in the opening game of the 'Unacademy Road Safety World Series' on March 7. The duo recently featured in the Bushfire Bash in Australia. Here is more.
Ground, Pitch report, timing and TV listing
The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium. This wicket at this venue is well known for its spongy bounce. The conditions here usually assist the fast bowlers and batsmen. Teams prefer to chase here because of dew factor. The match will be telecast live on Colours Cineplex and streamed on on Jio and Voot. The game will start at 7:00 PM IST.
Here are the two squads for tournament opener
India Legends: Sachin Tendulkar (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Sanjay Bangar, Munaf Patel, Mohammad Kaif, Pragyan Ojha, Sairaj Bahutule, Abey Kuruvilla, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Sameer Dighe. West Indies Legends: Brian Lara (Captain), Adam Sanford, Carl Hooper, Daren Ganga, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ricardo Powell, Ridley Jacobs, Samuel Badree, Suleiman Benn, Tino Best, Dinanath Ramnarine, Pedro Collins, Danza Hyatt.
The T20 tournament is being used as a social cause of raising awareness about road safety in India. Former players from Australia, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies will feature in the tournament at major venues across Maharashtra.
Schedule of India Legends in the tournament
India Legends vs West Indies Legends, Wankhede (Mumbai) on March 7. India Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends, DY Patil (Navi Mumbai) on March 10. India Legends vs South Africa Legends, MCA Stadium (Pune) on March 14. India Legends vs Australia Legends, MCA Stadium (Pune) on March 20. The final will be played at the Brabourne Stadium on March 22.
Excited to be back with World Cup winning squad: Yuvraj
"The body is tired but we will give our best with whatever is remaining. Quite a few members of the Indian World Cup-winning squad are here and it is an excellent feeling to be back with the same group on the field," Yuvraj Singh said.