The Road Safety World series had be abruptly called of last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Road Society World Series 2021 is all set to commence in a week, the excitement seems to be higher than before due to the fact that fans can witness their childhood heroes on the field once again. Last year, India Legends, South Africa Legends, Sri Lanka Legends, Australia Legends, and West Indies Legends played in the Road Safety World Series. Unfortunately, the Australia Legends will not play this year. The organizers have replaced Brett Lee’s team with England Legends and Bangladesh Legends.
The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Tino Best, TM Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kevin Pietersen, Monty Panesar, Mohammed Rafique, Khaled Mahmud, Makhaya Ntini, and Jonty Rhodes will be in action in the Road Safety World Series 2021.India Legends, who are currently atop the standings with two wins in two, will resume their campaign against Bangladesh Legends on March 5 at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur.All matches of the Road Safety World Series 2021 will be played at the same venue, with the games set to start at 7.00 PM IST. Ravi Gaikwad is the founder of the Road Safety World Series,who integrated concept of Road Safety with sports to save lives on Indian roads and across the globe. Every year, more than 1.5-2 lakh people die on Indian roads due to vehicular accidents; one person dies every four minutes and 1,214 road accidents occur every day in the country. In the last five years, more than 65 lakh people were disabled completely.
Let’s take a look at all the teams and their respective squads:
Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Yusuf Pathan, Naman Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Noel David, Munaf Patel, Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Gony.
Sri Lanka Legends:
Upul Tharanga, Chamara Silva, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Thilan Thushara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Russel Arnold, Ajantha Mendis, Farveez Maharoof, Sanath Jayasuriya, Manjula Prasad, Malinda Warnapura, Dammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Chamara Kapugedra, Tillakratne Dilshan, Dulanjana Wijesinghe.
Khaled Mahmud, Mohammed Sharif, Mushfiqur Rahman, A N M Mamun Ur Rashed, Nafees Iqbal, Mohammad Rafique, Abdur Razzak, Khaled Mashud, Hannan Sarker, Javed Omar, Rajin Saleh, Mehrab Hossain, Aftab Ahmed, Alamgir Kabir.
South Africa Legends:
Morne Van Wyk, Alviro Petersen, Nicky Boje, Andrew Puttick, Thandi Tshabalala, Loots Bosman, Llyod Norris Jones, Zander de Bruyn, Monde Zondeki, Garnett Kruger, Roger Telemachus, Jonty Rhodes, Makhaya Ntini, Justin Kemp.
West Indies Legends:
Brian Lara, Dinanath Ramnarine, Adam Sanford, Carl Hooper, Dwayne Smith, Ryan Austin, William Perkins, Mahendra Nagamootoo, Pedro Collins, Ridley Jacobs, Narsingh Deonarine, Tino Best, Sulieman Benn.
Kevin Pietersen, Owais Shah, Philip Mustard, Monty Panesar, Nick Compton, Kabir Ali, Usman Afzaal, Matthew Hoggard, James Tindall, Chris Tremlett, Sajid Mahmood, James Tredwell, Chris Schoefield, Johnathan Trott, Ryan Sidebottom.