Bushfire Cricket Bash, Ponting XI vs Gilchrist XI: Teams, Match Timings, Broadcast Details

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Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist. (Pic Source: Twitter)

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.

Teams

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


Match Timings

The match will start at 4:15 am GMT/ 3:15 pm AEDT/ 9:45 am IST.

Broadcast details

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

Canada: ATN

Fans can also watch it on cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia Live app, cricket.com.au Facebook page.

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