Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene is the latest star attraction to sign-up for Cricket for Heroes

Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene is the latest star attraction to sign-up for Cricket for Heroes

Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene is the latest star attraction to sign-up for the inaugural international Help for Heroes fundraiser, Cricket for Heroes, at the Kia Oval on Thursday September 17.

Jayawardene will play for the Rest of the World XI in a Twenty20 challenge match against a Help for Heroes side led by England Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss.

The former middle-order batsmen's international record matches up well against some of the greats of the game.

He averaged 50 in Test match cricket, scoring over 11,000 runs in 149 matches and was the first Sri Lankan to score more than 10,000 runs in One-Day international cricket.

Jayawardene

Renowned for his class and elegance at the crease, the former Sri Lankan skipper was equally impressive in T20 cricket and was part of the Sri Lankan side which won the ICC World Twenty20 title in 2014. 

On September 17, Jayawardene will play alongside world class talent including Blackcaps skipper, Brendon McCullum, former South African captain Graeme Smith and Aussie Matthew Hayden.

Strauss will skipper the Help for Heroes XI which includes the likes of Indian star Virender Sehwag, Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi and South African ace Herschelle Gibbs.

The game will be preceded by a Twenty20 match between the incredible Help for Heroes Cricket Club and the England Physical Disability Team.

Tickets for the day cost just £20 for adults and £1 for U16s and can be bought by clicking here.

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