Help for Heroes Charity match date and schedule| Telecast info
International cricketers both current and former will play a charity T20 match on 17th September at the Kia Oval in London. The match will start at 1PM IST.
Players like MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi, Herschelle Gibbs and many others will participate in the noble cause which is being sponsored by the Old Mutual Wealth, the UK’s leading wealth manager.
MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag will be part of the team called Help for Heroes XI which will be captained by former England Captain Andrew Strauss and will have players like Shahid Afridi, Damien Martyn, Darren Gough, Graeme Swann playing along side them.
The team is managed by great all-rounder Sir Ian Botham and the coach is yet to be decided.
“I am delighted to be joining so many cricketing superstars at the Kia Oval on Thursday September 17 and supporting such a worthy cause. I’ve always enjoyed playing cricket in England and I would urge all sports fans to support Help for Heroes on September 17 and watch some truly world class performers in action,” Dhoni, India’s ODI and T20 captain, said in an interview to Wisden India.
They will face the Rest of the World XI lead by fearless Kiwi Brendon McCullum and features the star-studded line up of Mahela Jayawardene, Matthew Hayden, Abdul Razzaq and Daniel Vettori.
The Rest of the World team is coached by South Africa’s Gary Kirsten and managed by former India captain, legendary Sunil Gavaskar.
Help for Heroes Cricket Club forms part of the Help for Heroes Sports Recovery Programme and is made up of wounded injured and sick military personnel and veterans from the British Armed Forces. A packed-out Kia Oval is a great way to show backing for these inspiring men and women. The day aims to be a sell out and raise money for the ongoing support of our wounded and their families.
Match: Help for Heroes XI vs Rest of the World
Date: 17th September 2015
Time: 18.00 GMT or 1 PM IST
Live Streaming : Sky Sports, Star Sports, Ten Sports and PTV Sports and online at Starsports.com
The playing XIs:
Help for Heroes XI: Andrew Strauss, Herschelle Gibbs, Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni, Damien Martyn, Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Parker, Corporal Jake Wray, Shahid Afridi, Graeme Swann, Simon Jones, Matthew Hoggard, Darren Gough
Coach: TBC; Manager: Sir Ian Botham
Rest of the World: Brendon McCullum, Matthew Hayden, Graeme Smith, Mahela Jayawardene, Major Storm Green, Brian Lara, Abdul Razzaq, Scott Styris, Dan Vettori, Tim Southee, Shapoor Zadran
Coach: Gary Kirsten; Manager: Sunil Gavaskar