Gilchrist to join Warne's 'Rest of the World' team in 'bicentennial' Lord's match
Australian wicketkeeping legend Adam Gilchrist will reportedly join spin great and former teammate Shane Warne in the one-day match marking iconic London ground Lord's 200th anniversary.
Gilchrist has been confirmed as a member of the Rest of the World team captained by Warne that will play Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owners of Lord's, in the match on July 5 celebrating the 'home of cricket's' 200th anniversary.
According to News.com.au, Gilchrist stated that he is privileged to have been asked to play in this match on such an exciting occasion, adding that he is looking forward to helping celebrate the bicentenary in this match.
Meanwhile former Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait and New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori have also been added to the line-up of leading players taking part, while retired Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar will captain a MCC side that also includes his long-time international colleague Rahul Dravid.
The report mentioned that Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh, is also set to play in the fixture along with West Indian Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
Gilchrist, who played two Tests and six ODIs at Lord's, averaged over 40 at the ground during a career in which he took over 900 dismissals in 396 international matches, the report added.
(Posted on 19-02-2014)