KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
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West Indies great Brian Lara and Australia's Aaron Finch are among the final six players confirmed to take part in the MCC v Rest of the World match Lord’s Bicentenary match on Saturday 5 July.
Lara will play alongside fellow icon Sachin Tendulkar for MCC, with in-form Australia batsman Aaron Finch also confirmed to turn out for the hosts.
Finch's countryman Peter Siddle has been selected for the Rest of the World, with Nottinghamshire teammate Chris Read completing the MCC line-up for the 50-over match.
Fast bowlers Tino Best (West Indies) and Umar Gul (Pakistan) are the final names to be added to the Rest of the World and MCC sides respectively.
Led by India legend Tendulkar, MCC feature include Rahul Dravid, Saeed Ajmal and Brett Lee.
Shane Warne will lead out a Rest of the World side, featuring the likes of Kevin Pietersen, Muttiah Muralitharan and Shahid Afridi.
The Rest of the World will be managed by ex-South Africa all-rounder and MCC World Cricket committee member Shaun Pollock, while the MCC team will be managed by Club President Mike Gatting.
Lara has appeared at Lord’s on eight previous occasions in Tests and One Day Internationals and will be reunited with former West Indies teammate Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the MCC team.
Lara on Tendulkar
Finch, who is currently enjoying a rich vein of form for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Pepsi Indian Premier League, will be making his Lord’s debut in the fixture.
The opener was one of the leading run scorers in the recent ICC World T20 tournament in Bangladesh, and is currently rated the number one T20 International batsman in the world.
Pakistan bowler Gul has appeared at Lord’s on six previous occasions, including the ICC World T20 Final victory against Sri Lanka in 2009.
|MCC||Rest of the World|
|Sachin Tendulkar (captain)||India||Shane Warne (captain)||Australia|
|Saeed Ajmal||Pakistan||Shahid Afridi||Pakistan|
|Shivnarine Chanderpaul||West Indies||Tino Best *||West Indies|
|Rahul Dravid||India||Paul Collingwood||England|
|Aaron Finch||Australia||Adam Gilchrist||Australia|
|Umar Gul||Pakistan||Tamim Iqbal||Bangladesh|
|Brian Lara||West Indies||Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka|
|Brett Lee||Australia||Kevin Pietersen||England|
|Chris Read||England||Virender Sehwag||India|
|Shaun Tait||Australia||Peter Siddle||Australia|
|Daniel Vettori||New Zealand||Yuvraj Singh||India|
*Subject to international & club commitments
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