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A team of Australian legends will play a one-off Twenty20 match against the Perth Scorchers, who are the reigning Big Bash League (BBL) champions, on December 10 at Aquinas College in Perth.
As of right now, the Australian legends team has managed to recruit ‘leg-spin king’ Shane Warne, wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist, former captain Ricky Ponting, flamboyant opener Matthew Hayden and the pace duo of Michael Kasprowicz and Andy Bichel.
The match will be part of the Western Australia Festival of Cricket and is expected to draw in a huge crowd.
“The Festival of Cricket presents the public and corporates with a unique opportunity to not only watch a high-quality T20 match in a relaxed, social environment, but also to mix and mingle with many current and past greats of the game,” Gilchrist said. “The chance to run around with a bunch of old mates and pit ourselves against the current BBL Champions is exciting and sure to be entertaining for all.”
Speaking about the match, Scorchers head coach Justin Langer said: “It’s a great opportunity for the Scorchers to get back into playing Twenty20 cricket after the one-dayers and Bupa Sheffield Shield. It’s also an unbelievable opportunity for our players to play against guys like Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne.
“While it will be fun on the field and it will be nice for them to rub shoulders with them, it’ll also be fantastic experience.
“For the fans, they get to see the Scorchers for the first time [this] summer and also get to see some of the greats of Australian cricket playing.”