Fast bowling great Chaminda Vaas and Twenty20 king Tyron Henderson will round out a talent-packed All-Stars team at next week’s Hong
Kong Cricket Sixes.
The duo are the final two additions to a line-up that already contains Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies), Justin Langer (Australia), Sanath
Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Matthew Hoggard (England) and Stephen Fleming (New Zealand).
The All-Stars will join six test-playing nations and hosts Hong Kong in the showpiece tournament at the Kowloon Cricket Club on 8-9 November.
Vaas, 34, ranks as Sri Lanka’s best ever pace bowler with 348 wickets in 107 test appearances. In addition, the left-armer has taken 400 wickets
in 322 one day internationals. He is also a dangerous lower-order batsman with a test century and 13 fifties to his name.
“I'm delighted and honoured to be invited to play for the All-Stars this year,” said
Vaas. “Of course, I've played with Sanath many times before and we'll enjoy teaming up again, but the rest of the guys have been respected
opponents for many years so it will be awesome to be in the same team as them for this
The Sixes has a great reputation for fun and entertainment and we'll be doing our best to give the fans at the Kowloon Cricket Club something
South African allrounder Henderson starred with both bat and ball for Middlesex this year as they won the English Twenty20 Cup.
He played some savage innings – blasting 59 from 21 balls against Durham in the semi-finals and belting 43 from 33 balls in the final victory over
Kent – while also cementing his status as the all-time leading wicket-taker in Twenty20 cricket worldwide.
Henderson was a member of the South Africa team that won the Sixes in 2006.
“I’ve really enjoyed playing at the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes and it will be great to be involved again,” he said. “It’s an exciting tournament for
players and fans alike and the atmosphere at the Kowloon Cricket Club is just brilliant.”
Tickets for the 2008 Sixes – priced at
HK$780 for adults and HK$450 for children – are on sale at the following locations:
• China Cricket International, Sheung Wan (Tel:
+852 2543 8500)
• Dot Cod Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Central (Tel:
+852 2810 6988)
• Hong Kong Cricket Club, Happy Valley (Tel: +852 3511 8668)
• Kowloon Cricket Club, Jordan (Tel: +852 2376 4141)
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