Cricket All Stars – Sachin Tendulkar and Shan Warne pick their teams

THE RESULTS ARE IN! “CRICKET ALL-STARS” TEAMS ARE ANNOUNCED FOLLOWING LIVE DRAW IN TIMES SQUARE

Sachin and Shane

— Global Cricket Icons Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne Pick their Teams for Historic Three-Match Series at Major League Baseball Stadiums —

NEW YORK CITY (Nov. 5, 2015) – In the heart of the theater district, an exciting drama played out as the squads for the first ever “Cricket All-Stars” series were announced via a Live Draw. Captains Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne each drew names, based on position, from the custom-made Citi Cricket All-Stars Cup as they rounded out the final teams for “Sachin’s Blasters” and “Warne’s Warriors.”

“It was great to be in the same room with all of these amazing players today,” said Sachin Tendulkar. “We are all good friends off the pitch, but we are also fiercely competitive. It will be exciting to play on the same team as some of my former rivals, and of course, it will be great to face Shane again. What makes it even more special is that we will be playing in Major League Baseball Stadiums in America in front of new and existing fans.”

“These are some of the greatest players in recent cricket history,” said Shane Warne. “You can’t go wrong with any of these guys on your team. Either way the draw went, I would consider that a fantasy team. Warne’s Warriors will be ready for a great game on Saturday.”

The teams are as follows:

Sachin Tendulkar, fourth from left, poses with his team "Master Blaster" in New York City during the Live Draw press conference on Thursday, Nov. 5 for the "Cricket All-Starsî featuring renowned cricketers who will play in MLB stadiums in NYC, Houston and Los Angeles.  The first match will be played at Citi Field on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Adam Hunger/AP Images for Cricket All Stars)

Sachin Tendulkar, fourth from left, poses with his team “Master Blaster” in New York City during the Live Draw press conference on Thursday, Nov. 5 for the “Cricket All-Starsî featuring renowned cricketers who will play in MLB stadiums in NYC, Houston and Los Angeles. The first match will be played at Citi Field on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Adam Hunger/AP Images for Cricket All Stars)

Sachin’s Blasters

Sachin Tendulkar (captain)

Virender Sehwag

VVS Laxman

Brian Lara

Sourav Ganguly

Mahela Jaywardane

Carl Hooper

Moin Khan

Muttiah Muralitharan

Graeme Swann

Curtley Ambrose

Shaun Pollock

Glenn McGrath

Lance Klusener

Shoaib Akhtar

Shane Warne, fourth from left, poses with his team "King of Spin" in New York City during the Live Draw press conference on Thursday, Nov. 5 for the "Cricket All-Starsî featuring renowned cricketers who will play in MLB stadiums in NYC, Houston and Los Angeles.  The first match will be played at Citi Field on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Adam Hunger/AP Images for Cricket All Stars)

Shane Warne, fourth from left, poses with his team “King of Spin” in New York City during the Live Draw press conference on Thursday, Nov. 5 for the “Cricket All-Starsî featuring renowned cricketers who will play in MLB stadiums in NYC, Houston and Los Angeles. The first match will be played at Citi Field on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Adam Hunger/AP Images for Cricket All Stars)

Warne’s Warriors

Shane Warne (captain)

Matthew Hayden

Michael Vaughn

Ricky Ponting

Jonty Rhodes

Jacques Kallis

Andrew Symonds

Kumar Sangakkara

Saqlain Mushtaq

Daniel Vettori

Courtney Walsh

Wasim Akram

Allan Donald

Ajit Agarkar

Sachin Tendulkar, left, and Shane Warne in New York City during the Live Draw press conference on Thursday, Nov. 5 for the "Cricket All-Starsî featuring renowned cricketers who will play in MLB stadiums in NYC, Houston and Los Angeles.  The first match will be played at Citi Field on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Adam Hunger/AP Images for Cricket All Stars)

Sachin Tendulkar, left, and Shane Warne in New York City during the Live Draw press conference on Thursday, Nov. 5 for the “Cricket All-Starsî featuring renowned cricketers who will play in MLB stadiums in NYC, Houston and Los Angeles. The first match will be played at Citi Field on Saturday, Nov. 7. (Adam Hunger/AP Images for Cricket All Stars)

The first game is on Saturday, November 7 at Citi Field in New York City. The second match will be on Wednesday, November 11 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The final match in the series will be on Saturday, November 14 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The format will be T20, a much shorter and boisterous form of cricket with the games taking around three hours. Major sponsors for the Cricket All-Stars are Citi, State Farm, MasterCard, Azur Global, Oxigen and Sling. Additional sponsors include Lycamobile, Etihad and Uber.

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Shane Warne: www.Facebook.com/officialshanewarne www.Twitter.com/shanewarne (@ShaneWarne)