Sachin Tendulkar set to lead MCC against Shane Warne's Rest of World


Cricket fans are set to get one more chance to see legends Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Shaun Pollock and Shane Warne in action at Lord's after they were confirmed for a match marking the ground's 200th anniversary.

Retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and iconic Australian spinner Shane Warne have reportedly been confirmed as captains for a match marking the 200th anniversary of the Lord's cricket ground.

Sachin Tendulkar will lead the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owners of the northwest London venue, while Shane Warne-led Rest of the World side at the Lord’s in a one-day game on July 5 to mark the bicentenary celebrations of the historic club.

Tendulkar, who was awarded Honorary Member of MCC in 2010, will lead a side that will also have another Indian batting great Rahul Dravid in his side.

The famous Tendulkar vs Warne rivalry will be renewed for a day as the Aussie legend leads a team that will also have former South African captain Shaun Pollock in its ranks.

This is the second time Tendulkar will appear at Lord’s in such a fixture, having captained the Rest of the World side - scoring a majestic century in the process - in the Lady Diana Memorial Match in 1998. “It is an honour to be asked to captain the MCC side in such a prestigious fixture, and I am delighted to accept it,” Tendulkar said in a statement released by the MCC.

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