Road Safety World Series 2021: Indian Legends to play the series opener against Bangladesh Legends on 5th March 2021

The Unacademy Road Safety World Series 2021 is all set to get underway on March 5th 2021. Legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Jonty Rhodes, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag to name a few are once again all set to take the field and produce a spectacle. 

Six teams such as South Africa Legends, Sri Lanka Legends, Bangladesh Legends, Indian Legends, West Indies Legends and England Legends will participate in the tournament. The Australian Legends, which was part of the inaugural edition of the tournament, will not mark its presence this year. Besides, two new teams have been added in England Legends and Bangladesh Legends.

The inaugural edition of the Unacademy Road Safety World Series 2021 was called off due to the threats caused by Covid-19. The tournament will resume this year with the Indian Legends playing the first game against the Bangladesh Legends on 5th March 2021 Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur.

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As far as the Indian contingent is concerned, Yusuf Pathan and Naman Ojha are a couple of notable additions to the squad. Besides, veterans like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh etc will once again be seen in action.

All the matches of the tournament will be played at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur. 

Here’s a look at the squads of all 6 teams: 

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South Africa Legends: Morne Van Wyk, Garnett Kruger, Roger Telemachus, Jonty Rhodes, Makhaya Ntini, Justin Kemp, Alviro Petersen, Nicky Boje, Andrew Puttick, Thandi Tshabalala, Loots Bosman, Llyod Norris Jones, Zander de Bruyn, Monde Zondeki

West Indies Legends: Brian Lara, Pedro Collins, Ridley Jacobs, Narsingh Deonarine, Tino Best, Sulieman Benn, Dinanath Ramnarine, Adam Sanford, Carl Hooper, Dwayne Smith, Ryan Austin, William Perkins, Mahendra Nagamootoo

Sri Lanka Legends: Upul Tharanga, Chamara Silva, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Thilan Thushara, Dammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Chamara Kapugedra, Tillakratne Dilshan, Dulanjana Wijesinghe, Nuwan Kulasekara, Russel Arnold, Ajantha Mendis, Farveez Maharoof, Sanath Jayasuriya, Manjula Prasad, Malinda Warnapura

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Bangladesh Legends: Khaled Mahmud, Nafees Iqbal, Mohammad Rafique, Abdur Razzak, Khaled Mashud, Hannan Sarker, Javed Omar, Rajin Saleh, Mehrab Hossain, Aftab Ahmed, Alamgir Kabir, Mohammed Sharif, Mushfiqur Rahman, A N M Mamun Ur Rashed

India Legends: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Noel David, Munaf Patel, Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony, Yusuf Pathan, Naman Ojha

England Legends: Kevin Pietersen, Owais Shah, Philip Mustard, Monty Panesar, Nick Compton, Kabir Ali, Sajid Mahmood, James Tredwell, Chris Schoefield, Jonathan Trott, Ryan Sidebottom, Usman Afzaal, Matthew Hoggard, James Tindall, Chris Tremlett

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