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MCC v Afghanistan - Match Preview


A star-studded MCC team welcome Afghanistan to Lord’s on Tuesday 11 July for a historic 50-over match that will be streamed live.

Captained by former New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum, MCC’s side also features Pakistan duo Misbah ul-Haq and Yasir Shah, as well as, ex-West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

Warwickshire batsman Sam Hain is a new addition in MCC’s team, replacing the injured Kumar Sangakkara.

21-year-old Hain averaged 65.14 In the Bears’ Royal London One-Day Cup campaign, scoring 456 runs, including two centuries.

He will face an Afghanistan side appearing at the Home of Cricket for the very first time in their history, with the match to be streamed live on the Lord’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

MCC’s side also contains England all-rounder Samit Patel and former wicket-keeper Chris Read, both of whom recently tasted victory at Lord’s when when they lifted the Royal London One-Day Cup with Nottinghamshire.

The full MCC team to face Afghanistan can be found here.

Ones to Watch

MCC: Misbah ul-Haq

The fixture will give spectators perhaps their final opportunity to see Misbah in action following his retirement from international duty with Pakistan in May.

The former Pakistan captain finished his career with 5,222 Test runs to his name at an average of 46.62 with a further 5,122 runs in One-Day Internationals.

The 43-year-old batsman has fond memories of Lord’s, having hit 114 last year for Pakistan against England in their Test victory at the Home of Cricket.

Afghanistan: Rashid Khan

GettyImages 516643687The 18-year-old is one of the brightest prospects in the game, having already taken 63 wickets in 28 One-Day Internationals for Afghanistan.

The right-arm leg-break bowler was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2017 Indian Premier League and finished the tournament as the sixth-highest wicket-taker with 17 wickets from 14 matches.

Khan also took seven wickets for just 18 runs against the West Indies in March, guiding his country to a 63-run victory.

Match info

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Tickets

Tickets for the match are priced at £20 for Adults, £10 for Over 65s & £5 for Under 16s.

They will be on sale from 9:30am at the North Gate and Grace Gate on the day of the match.

Cash payment is preferred.

Stream

The match will be streamed on www.lords.org, as well as the Lord’s Facebook and YouTube accounts.

Social Media

Follow @homeofcricket on social media to keep up-to-date with all the latest news, including behind-the-scenes features, player interviews and much more.


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