Tim Southee joins Rest of the World XI to face the H4H XI

Tim Southee joins Rest of the World XI to face the H4H XI

New Zealand premier pace bowler Tim Southee will join fellow Blackcaps stars Brendon McCullum, Scott Styris and Daniel Vettori in a formidable looking Rest of the World XI taking on a Help for Heroes XI at the Kia Oval on Thursday, September 17.

The two sides will face off in a Twenty20 challenge match, supported by Old Mutual Wealth, in the inaugural international Help for Heroes fundraiser, Cricket for Heroes.

Southee is 10th in the current ICC Test bowling rankings and earlier this year he produced a devastating spell of 7 for 33 in a one-day international against England at the 2015 World Cup.

Southee

The impressive 26-year swing bowler is no slouch with the bat either and has a remarkable stat of hitting close to 30% of his 1,081 Test runs for six - meaning we could be in for plenty of entertainment if the lower order batsman performs on September 17!

Along with his fellow countrymen, Southee will also play alongside world class talent including former South African captain Graeme Smith, Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene and Aussie Matthew Hayden.

England Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss will skipper the Help for Heroes side which includes Indian star Virender Sehwag, Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi, South African ace Herschelle Gibbs and England Ashes heroes Graeme Swann, Simon Jones and Matthew Hoggard.

Sir Ian Botham will be manager of the Help for Heroes XI.

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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