Sachin Tendulkar Shane Warne
Shane Warne-Sachin Tendulkar

The world of cricket will see the battle between retired Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and former Australian spin wizard Shane Warne once again on Saturday.

MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) XI led by Tendulkar will take on the Rest of the World XI guided by Warne in a 50-over match at Lord's Cricket Ground on 5 July, Saturday.

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The event on Saturday will be an exhibition match to celebrate the bicentenary of Lord's Cricket Ground. The match will see former cricket stars from different nations, along with the current star players, team up on Saturday.

Tendulkar will lead MCC XI's batting lineup and his side's batting order consists of his compatriot Rahul Dravid, former West Indies legends Brian Lara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

Meanwhile, Warne has banked on his former teammate Adam Gilchrist and Indian opener Virender Sehwag to lead the Rest of the World XI's batting lineup.

Warne-led side will include the likes of axed England cricketer Kevin Pietersen, Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi and India's World Cup winning star Yuvraj Singh.

Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen Getty

For MCC XI, Englishman Chris Read will be behind the stumps, while Gilchrist will be handed the role of the wicket-keeping for his side. Tendulkar-led side has a good bowling attack, which includes a very good pace attack.

The MCC XI's bowling division will be led by the former Australian speedster Brett Lee and his compatriot Shaun Tait. Pakistan star Umar Gul will also play a key role in the fast Lord's track on Saturday.

In the spin attack, Saeed Ajmal and former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori will play a role in restricting the Rest of the World XI from posting a huge total.

Warne will lead his side's bowling attack and the spectators would be hoping to see another epic clash between the leg-spinner and Tendulkar. In addition to this, the Australian will be accompanied by Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan in spin division.

The Rest of the World XI's pace attack will be led by Peter Siddle and Tino Best, with Paul Collingwood and Afridi by their side.

While cricket fans would be eagerly waiting to see Tendulkar and Lara in the crease at the same time, having Muralitharan and Warne together in a team will also be a treat to watch.

What They Say

Shane Warne (Rest of The World): "Sachin smashed me all over the park most of the time and he really seemed to lift his game against Australia, at a time when we were the No 1 side in the world."

"If you wanted someone to make 200 on the last day when you need 400 to win, you'd have [Brian] Lara but day in, day out, Sachin, considering the pressure he was under and the expectations placed upon him, was outstanding."

Team News

Warne congratulates West Indies' Brian Lara. Warne is the game's second most prolific wicket taker.
Brian Lara-Shane Warne REUTERS/David Gray

Marylebone Cricket Club XI: Sachin Tendulkar (C), Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Rahul Dravid, Aaron Finch, Brett Lee, Saeed Ajmal, Shaun Tait, Umar Gul, Daniel Vettori, Chris Read (wk)

Rest of The World XI: Shane Warne (C), Adam Gilchrist (wk), Kevin Pieterson, Shahid Afridi, Paul Collingwood, Yuvraj Singh, Tamim Iqbal, Tino Best, Peter Siddle, Muttiah Muralitharan, Virender Sehwag.