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Ice Cricket Tournament, Sehwag-Akhtar rivarly is set for another showdown

Ice Cricket Tournament, Sehwag-Akhtar rivarly is set for another showdown
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Famous rivalry between Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar is now going to renewed, but this time surface will change. The Sehwag-Akhtar showdown will be played in the frozen lake of St. Moritz, Switzerland from Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th February 2018. Both the legends will play in Cricket on Ice tournament, which is an annual event, organized by St. Moritz Cricket Club. Cricket on ice has been played in Switzerland since 1988, but it will be the first time when greats of this game will play in this tournament. It is the most prestigious event of Swiss domestic cricket and will be going to more interesting, when these legends will play against each other.

Sehwag and Akhtar both always played aggressively on the fields, but it is the first time when they will play at -12°c temperature of Switzerland. T-20 Match will be played on 8th and 9th February. Besides Sehwag and Akhtar some other all-time favorites Mohammad Kaif, Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Grant Elliot, Monty Panesar and Owais Shah will also be playing in this tournament.

Teams

Teams for this tournament are as below;

Sehwag Diamonds:  Virender Sehwag (c), Mohammad Kaif, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Mahela Jayawardene, Zaheer Khan, Ajit Agarkar, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Andrew Symonds

Royals Team Squad: Shahid Afridi (c), Shoaib Akhtar, Nathan McCullum, Daniel Vettori, Grant Elliott, Monty Panesar, Graeme Smith, Owais Shah, Abdul Razzak, Jacques Kallis

As we all know about Virender Sehwag:- he is not new to playing exhibition match outside India, previously he played MCL in Dubai along with Akhtar and Jayawardena. Now he is waiting for Akhtar again in the field after a long time. last time we all saw him to playing for Gemini Arabians during a charity match. This time, both these players are excited to take part in this Ice cricket tournament, Switzerland.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is an Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Times Internet. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies and politics in India and also covers latest Sports News .He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Inderprastha Engineering College, Ghaziabad and went on to study Journalism at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi. He can be reached at: [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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