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Yuvraj Singh and Wasim Akram to feature in Australia’s Bushfire Cricket Bash


Former Indian legend Yuvraj Singh and legendary Pakistan fast bowling legend Wasim Akram have now confirmed their availability to take part in the Bushfire Cricket Bash. Yuvraj Singh and Wasim Akram’s inclusion comes after Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar and West Indies great Courtney Walsh were announced as non-playing coaches for the charity match. Their presence will raise money to help those affected by Australia’s raging bushfires.

Yuvraj Singh and Wasim Akram to feature in Australia's Bushfire Cricket Bash

The fundraising match is one of three headline acts on cricket’s day of donating on February 8, coined The Big Appeal, which is scheduled to be held after Australia vs India Women’s T20I and ahead of the Big Bash League (BBL) final. All the profits or revenue collected from the Bushfire Cricket Bash will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

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Cricket Australia announced other new names on Sunday for Bushfire Cricket Bash. They are Luke Hodge, Phoebe Litchfield, Australian Women’s Team internationals Elyse Villani and Grace Harris, former Australian stars Mike Hussey, Brad Haddin, and Andrew Symonds, Matthew Hayden, and NSW State of Origin coach Brad Fittler.

It should be noted that Rugby star Andrew Johns will join the likes of Steve Waugh and Mel Jones as a non-playing member. The match venue for the charity match will be decided on January 31.

Here is the Current playing squad for Australia’s Bushfire Cricket Bash:

Shane Warne (c), Ricky Ponting (c), Adam Gilchrist, Alex Blackwell, Andrew Symonds, Brad Fittler, Brad Haddin, Brett Lee, Elyse Villani, Grace Harris, Justin Langer, Luke Hodge, Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Phoebe Litchfield, Shane Watson, Yuvraj Singh, Wasim Akram.

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