'Help for Heroes', a charity for British soldiers wounded in the line of duty, has planned its first ever cricket fundraiser to help raise money for its initiative. Many current as well as retired cricketing stars have agreed to join the initiative called 'Cricket for Heroes', which will feature a T20 game between 'Help for Heroes XI' and 'Rest of the World XI'.
MS Dhoni recently confirmed that he will be available for the game and play as a part of the 'Help for Heroes XI' team, which also includes fellow countryman Virender Sehwag. "I've always enjoyed playing cricket in England and I would urge all sports fans to support Help for Heroes on September 17 and watch some truly world class performers in action," Dhoni was quoted saying.
The 'Help for Heroes XI' side will be captained by England Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss and will be managed by Sir Ian Botham. The team also includes Pakistan superstar Shahid Afridi and former Australia batsman Damien Martyn.
The Rest of the World team also features equally high-profile names like Brendon McCullum, Brian Lara, Mahela Jayawardene, Graeme Smith, Matthew Hayden, Daniel Vettori, and will be managed by Sunil Gavaskar.