Bushfire Cricket Bash, a star-studded fundraising game for the Australian bushfire victims, is scheduled to be played at Melbourne’s Junction Oval on Sunday (February 9).
Several cricketing superstars have pledged their support to the noble cause and the likes of Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Brian Lara, Wasim Akram, Yuvraj Singh will play in the 10-over per side charity game.
Ponting and Gilchrist will be leading the two teams.
Rules of the Bushfire Cricket Bash
The match will have a five-over powerplay, no bowling restrictions, and batters unable to get out from the first ball they face. Bowlers will not have over limits, fielders can sub on and off as it suits, while captains will have the ability to sub batters in and out during an innings.
Ponting XI: Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer, Ricky Ponting (c), Elyse Villani, Brian Lara, Phoebe Litchfield, Brad Haddin (wk), Brett Lee, Wasim Akram, Dan Christian, Luke Hodge.
Coach: Sachin Tendulkar
Gilchrist XI: Adam Gilchrist (c & wk), Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, Yuvraj Singh, Alex Blackwell, Andrew Symonds, Courtney Walsh, Nick Riewoldt, Peter Siddle, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Smith.
Coach: Tim Paine
The match will start at 4:15 am GMT/ 3:15 pm AEDT/ 9:45 am IST.
Australia: Foxtel, Channel 7, Kayo Sports.
Free streaming via cricket.com.au and the Cricket Australia Live app.
Radio coverage on ABC
India: Sony SIX, Sony TEN 1
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka: Sony Pictures Sports Network
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man: BT Sport
New Zealand: SkyNZ
Fans can also watch it on cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia Live app, cricket.com.au Facebook page.