The most-awaited All Star T20 series is finally here, and the first T20 of the league between Sachin's Blasters and Warne's Warriors will be played at the Citi Field Stadium in New York City on Saturday, 7 November.
Boith sides are nothing less than a galaxy, star-studded as they are, and fans can expect a lot of fireworks in the first T20 on Saturday.
A number of the world's fiercest rivalries in cricket will be rekindled on Saturday when Sachin's Blasters lock horns with Warne's Warriors.
Let us have a look at some of the those fierce clashes:
1. Sachin Tendulkar vs Shane Warne: Ever since the dates of the Cricket All Star T20 series were announced, the fans have been anxiously waiting to relive those Tendulkar-vs-Warne moments. Those googlies and the flashing cover drives in return, aah! The Flways wished the two players never grew old and continued to entertain them in the same way. But both these legends retired, and now they are back to entertain us!
2. Sourav Ganguly vs Saqlain Mushtaq: The "God of the off side" vs the "inventor of the doosra" — what a contest this will be! Ganguly loves playing spinners, and Saqlain loves baffling batsmen with his tweakers. Ganguly loves to step out and smash the ball into the orbit, and Saqlain loves to fox batsmen with his wrong 'uns. We will have to wait and watch who gets the better of whom on Saturday during the 1st T20 match of the Cricket All Star series.
3. Virender Sehwag vs Wasim Akram: Remember the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup India vs Pakistan match, where Sehwag and Tendulkar went hammer-and-tongs against the Pakistani bowling attack? Akram must not have forgotten that day at Centurion, and he would want to avenge that defeat on Saturday.
4. Shoaib Akhtar vs Matthew Hayden: They might be good friends off the field, but on it they are rivals, and that too fierce ones. Hayden got the better of Akhtar in most of the important clashes, and now these return to rekindle their on-field battle when they face each other at the Citi Field Stadium in New York on Saturday during the 1st T20 match of the Cricker All Star Series.
5. Kumar Sangakkara vs Glenn McGrath: These two legendary cricketers have faced each other a number of times, and will return to battle it out again in the All-Star T20 series. The statistics of both players speak very highly.