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Star-studded squads drawn up for Cricket All Stars series

Sachin Tendulkar (left) and Brian Lara (right) have teamed-up once again for Cricket All Stars.
Sachin Tendulkar (left) and Brian Lara (right) have teamed-up once again for Cricket All Stars.
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The star-studded rosters for the Cricket All Stars Twenty20 league promoted by cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne were drawn up in New York on Thursday.

Tendulkar managed to draw names like Brian Lara, Glenn McGrath, Muttiah Muralitharan, Shaun Pollock and Sir Curtly Ambrose for his side. 

Sachin's Blasters squad

Sachin Tendulkar (captain), VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Mahela Jayawardene, Carl Hooper, Lance Klusener, Shaun Pollock, Moin Khan, Graeme Swann, Glenn McGrath, Muttiah Muralitharan, Shoaib Akhtar, Curtly Ambrose

Warne's Warriors squad

Shane Warne (captain), Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting, Michael Vaughan, Jacques Kallis, Kumar Sangakkara, Andrew Symonds, Jonty Rhodes, Saqlain Mushtaq, Wasim Akram, Daniel Vettori, Courtney Walsh, Allan Donald, Ajit Agarkar

Tendulkar’s former teammates VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag have also been picked up in the draw for the Sachin’s Blasters squad.

Former Pakistan wicket-keeper Moin Khan alongwith all-rounders Lance Klusener and Carl Hooper feature in the 15-man squad along with Graeme Swann.

Meanwhile Warne’s draw resulted in him picking his former teammates Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting and Andrew Symonds.

Warne also ended up with a formidable bowling attack consisting of Wasim Akram, Courtney Walsh, Allan Donald, Saqlain Mushtaq, Daniel Vettori and Ajit Agarkar for his team.

Former England and Sri Lanka captains Michael Vaughan and Kumar Sangakkara will play for Warne’s Warriors as will South African pair Jacques Kallis and Jonty Rhodes.

The first draw of 26 players were conducted in lots while the former Pakistan tearaway fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was picked with a coin toss which came in Tendulkar’s favour.

The first Twenty20 of the Cricket All-Stars Series will be played on the 7th of November on a drop-in pitch at the Citi Field in New York, which is the home of the New York Mets. 

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