Cricket fans around the world will have a heavy heart on Sunday when they will get to see their favourite legendary cricketers play for one last time in the Cricket All Stars series.
Sachin's Blasters will take on Warne's Warriors in the third and final T20 match of the league at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Brain Lara and Glenn McGrath have not performed as their fans had expected but they should not be disheartened and wait for the final T20 of the Cricket All Star series. As they say, in cricket, things can change any moment.
We have been entertained thoroughly during the first two T20 matches in the United States of America and can expect some more during the third ODI.
Let's look at some of the players who can make a difference in the third T20:
1. Sourav Ganguly: 'Dada' has not been in touch with the game and it was evident during the second T20 match of the Cricket All Stars. He was finding it a tad difficult to spot the ball but if he starts connecting, then he can send the cricket ball into the orbit and spell trouble for the bowlers of Warne's Warriors. The 'God of off-side', as he was referred to as once during his prime, will be looking forward to entertain us with some classy drives through the cover region or may be a shimmy down the pitch to send the ball out of the stadium.
2. Shoaib Akhtar: The 'Rawalpindi Express' bowled at a brisk pace during the first two T20 games of the Cricket All Stars series. In the first match, Akhtar managed to trouble some of the best batsmen in the world such as Kumar Sangakkara and Jaques Kallis. But he proved to be very expensive in the second T20 game at the Minute Maid Park Stadium in Houston. He is one of the players to watch out for when he bowls with the white ball on Sunday.
1. Kumar Sangakkara: The crafty former Sri Lankan batsman has been the most dangerous in this Cricket All Stars league. Sangakkara and former Australian captain Ricky Ponting did the bulk of the scoring in the first T20 to power Warne's Warriors to a comfortable win over Sachin's Blasters. In the second T20, Sangakkara seemed to be acting like a punisher and was toying with Blasters' bowling attack. He will definitely pose a threat to the Blasters in the third T20 at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
2. Saqlain Mushtaq: The inventor of 'Doosra', as one may call him, came in and displayed a terrific spin bowling in the second T20 match at Houston. He bowled 12 dot balls in his spell of three overs that included a wicket maiden. He dismissed Sachin Tendulkar way too easily with a carrom ball that turned the other way round. He troubled the best batsmen in business and is definitely one of the players to watch out for in the third and final T20 of the series.