India vs the World is one of the most anticipated cricketing events after India’s home series against arch-rivals, Pakistan. From the 2011 World Cup to now every home series against rivals, Indians have always shown their mettle against other teams. This time too, India will be going up against the world’s best in a 7-match ODI series starting on September 18th in Guwahati and ending on October 6th in Mumbai.
The Indian team has been struggling in the recently concluded Test cricket matches and it seems like they are getting some much-needed confidence through Twenty20 Internationals these days.
It will be interesting to see both Indian legends and world’s legends battle it out at Eden Gardens, Kolkata under the Kohli captaincy. The renowned venue Eden Gardens has witnessed many memorable moments of Indian cricketing history and it seems that this time too it won’t be an exception.
What is the story behind the India vs World cricket match?
For this highly anticipated match, the organizers of the event have added some more attraction for the fans of Indian cricket. The Indian Legends vs World’s Legends match is one of the most anticipated events after the India vs Pakistan series. It will be a 7-match ODI series between India’s legends and world’s legends.
There have been many high-profile cricketers who have been part of this event and they have made their presence felt on the field. The event is conducted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in order to promote the game of cricket.
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The event is always a great platform for the legends to play against each other and share their experiences. There are different categories of legends teams like senior, junior and women’s. The senior Indian’s legends team is captained by Sourav Ganguly while Virat Kohli is the skipper of Indian World’s Legends team.
Schedule of India vs World T20 Cricket Match
India vs World T20 cricket match will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on September 18th. The Indian Legends vs World’s Legends match will be played on the same day at 2:30 PM IST. Both the matches of the series will be played in the absence of the customary post-match presentation ceremony at the end of the match.
Eden Gardens is one of the most famous cricket stadiums in the world and this will be a great opportunity for the cricket lovers to watch the match live. Apart from the two-match series, there will also be a one-off T20 International between India’s legends and World’s legends. The match will be played at Dhaka on September 28 and the Indians will be looking to give their best after the tough phase.
Team Squad For India vs World T20 Cricket Match
India Legends Squad: Parthiv Patel, Sachin Tendulkar, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvrahmdein Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Sourav Ganguly, Rameshwar Singh, Mohammed Azharuddin, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Robin Singh, Syed Kirmani, Atul Wassan and Rahul Dravid. World Legends Squad: David Warner, Brad Hodge, Adam Gilchrist, Dean Jones, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Kumar Sangakkara, Michael Clarke, Matthew Hayden, Matthew Hayden and Michael Hussey.
Key Players for India in ICC T20 World Cup 2016
Early into the competition, India has already seen the exit of their most consistent players. Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli failed to deliver the expected results and are both out of the ongoing T20 World Cup. This has left a huge question mark on the side and the fans will be eagerly waiting to watch the possible comeback of their stars.
Along with the Indian legends, the World’s legends team is also a formidable mix featuring some of the finest players in the world. India’s legends have a few players who can offer some sort of threat to the opponents while the World’s legends team has some of the best players in the world. The team has seen many changes in the recent years and this time it will be interesting to watch how many changes the team will make during the competition.
India’s Legends Squad: Shatoor, Bedi, Kumble, Ganguly, Dravid and Yuvraj Singh
India’s Legends are yet again a formidable mix of some of the finest players in the world of Indian cricket. The team has a lot of experience in international cricket and this time they will be going up against the World’s Legends team. The team has been captained by Sourav Ganguly and the team looks strong with the experience of both players and some of the finest talent in the world.
The team has been recently coached by Duncan Fletcher and this time it will be interesting to see how the team performs. Apart from the team, cricketers like Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag can be a great support for the side.
Indian World’s Legends: Suresh Raina, Ravi Shastri and Harbhajan Singh
The Indian World’s Legends team has given some memorable performances in the past and it seems that this time too, it will be a tough nut to crack. The team has been coached by Anil Kumble and Duncan Fletcher and has been playing under their captaincy. The team has a few experienced players like Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh and the rest of the team can be a great source of inspiration for the Indian fans.
All the players of the team have been part of the Indian cricket team and this time they will be looking to put up an amazing show against the World’s Legends team. Apart from the Indian World’s Legends, there is one more team in the Indian Legends Squad that has been nominated by the fans. The team has been nominated by a fan and has been captained by VVS Laxman.
The excitement around the India vs World T20 match is at its peak as the two cricketing legends will be going up against each other for the first time. It will be interesting to see how the Indian Legends team performs against the World’s Legends team featuring some of the finest cricketers in the world.
There is a lot at stake for both the sides and the fans too can enjoy this match as it is a free ticket. We hope that the organizers will make sure to provide a memorable experience for the fans.