Latest cricketing legend confirmed: Shahid Afridi

Latest cricketing legend confirmed: Shahid Afridi

Afridi, who has been one of the most charismatic and popular cricketers in the game for the best part of the last decade, will return to the Kia Oval in the match, on Thursday September 17th, to help raise money for Help for Heroes.

He will be joined by his Pakistani countryman Abdul Razzaq, a former Surrey player, and legend Wasim Akram who is coach for the Help for Heroes XI.

Shahid Afridi

Last week it was announced that the Rest of the World side will be captained by New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, and coached by Gary Kirsten and managed by Sunil Gavaskar, with the opposition Help for Heroes XI under the leadership of Andrew Strauss and the management of Sir Ian Botham.

They will be joined by fellow legends of the game such as Matthew Hayden and Graeme Smith as well as Scott Styris and Damien Martyn.

They will take on a Strauss’s Help for Heroes XI featuring players including Graeme Swann, Simon Jones, Matthew Hoggard and Darren Gough.

The game will be preceded by a T20 match between the incredible Help for Heroes CC and an England Physical Disability XI. To find out more about the players from Help for Heroes CC, watch the two videos below.

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