Cricket Australia announce squad for Bushfire Cricket Bash
In the latest development, Cricket Australia (CA) has announced the full squads for the eagerly anticipated Bushfire Bash, a charity game which will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday (February 8). It should be noted that this game will be played for the victims of the widespread bushfire victims that recently affected a big part of Australia including its capital Canberra.
The game will feature legendary cricketers namely Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara and a lot more. Brian Lara also confirmed his participation on Friday. Besides Yuvraj Singh and Wasim Akram, he will be only the third overseas player to take part in the charity match. Sachin Tendulkar and the West Indies legend Courtney Walsh will coach the two teams.
Meanwhile, Australian legends Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne will skipper the sides at the SCG. Apart from them, the match will have a plethora of Australian legends taking part in the game.
This includes former skipper Michael Clarke, Adam Gilchrist, and Andrew Symonds as well. Moreover, Steve Waugh and Mel Jones will also take part in a non-playing capacity and the funds raised from the charity game will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.
Here is Australia’s complete squad for Bushfire Cricket Bash:
Shane Warne (c), Ricky Ponting (c), Adam Gilchrist, Alex Blackwell, Andrew Symonds, Brad Fittler, Brad Haddin, Brett Lee, Brian Lara, Dan Christian, Nick Riewoldt, Elyse Villani, Grace Harris, Holly Ferling, Justin Langer, Luke Hodge, Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Phoebe Litchfield, Shane Watson, Yuvraj Singh.
Coaches: Sachin Tendulkar, Courtney Walsh
Non-playing capacity: Steve Waugh, Mel Jones, Andrew Johns