There is huge excitement with the upcoming T20 All Star Series in the United States, which is set to feature some of the best retired cricketers, who will slog it out in the middle to entertain viewers all around the world.
Former players such as Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, are expected to make it a glamorous event with plenty of fours and sixes for cricket fans in the US to enjoy, and bowlers such as Curtly Ambrose, Glen McGrath will provide some chin music to these batsmen.
Though these players may be past their prime, they are legends of the game, who are more than capable of providing a huge show in the US.
Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar are the brainchild behind the three-match T20 series, which is scheduled to kick-start on 7 November in the US.
The All-star series is also set to feature Virender Sehwag, who retired from all formats of the game and the IPL recently. Sehwag , who is known for his explosive game, will be a treat to watch if the batsman gets going in the US.
"Virender Sehwag will be playing in the All Star Series. It is very exciting for fans and who does not want to see Sehwag bat?," The Hindu quoted Tendulkar as saying.
The teams for the series may not have been decided, but one could see players such as Sourav Ganguly pose as Tendulkar's opponent or Gilchrist walk into bat alongside Sachin Tendulkar, which could be a fantastic sight.
"Teams have not been decided, but it would be interesting to play with any of these big time players, some of whom I have played alongside for India, some against, and others whom I have not played with," said Tendulkar.
All the matches are set to be played in well known baseball stadiums. Citi Field in New York, Minute Maid Park in Houston and the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles are three venues, which have been selected to host the matches. Drop-in cricket pitches are going to be used for the T20 series.
Fans in the stadium are going to be very close to the cricketers on the field.
"Matches will be in baseball stadiums, so fans will be just a few feet away from us. We have characters in our teams and fans would love to joke with them," added Tendulkar.