Cricket All-Stars

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Cricket All-Stars
Cricket All-Stars Logo.png
Countries United States United States
Administrator Sachin Tendulkar,
Shane Warne
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2015
Tournament format Best-of-3 series
Number of teams 2
Current champion Warne's Warriors (1st title)
Most successful Warne's Warriors (1)
Most runs Kumar Sangakkara (153)
Most wickets Andrew Symonds (8)
TV List of Broadcasters
Website cricketallstars2015.com

Cricket All-Stars (better known as Cricket All-Stars Series) was an exhibition Twenty20 cricket series took place in the United States in 2015.[1] The series features two lineups of renowned retired cricket players from around the world, led by cricket icons – Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar of India and the King of Spin Shane Warne of Australia.[2]

Teams[edit]

The All-Stars Series is a set of games played between Sachin's Blasters led by Sachin Tendulkar and Warne's Warriors led by Shane Warne.

Sachin's Blasters Warne's Warriors
Nickname(s) Blasters Warriors
Captain Sachin Tendulkar Shane Warne
Colours Blue Purple
Founded 2015 2015

List of series[edit]

The inaugural series was held across three cities in the United States, the second series was announced to be held in September/October 2017.[3][4]

Year Host Result MVP
2015 United States United States Warriors won 3–0 Kumar Sangakkara
(Warriors)

Awards[edit]

Year Most valuable player Most runs Most wickets
2015 Kumar Sangakkara
(Warriors)
Kumar Sangakkara (153)
(Warriors)
Andrew Symonds (8)
(Warriors)

2015 tournament[edit]

Squads[edit]

The two captains selected their respective squads by randomly drawing out the player names on 5 November 2015 at Times Square.[5]

Venues[edit]

All three matches of the series played in baseball stadiums. Initially in June 2015, Wrigley Field in Chicago and Yankee Stadium in New York were booked as venues, along with Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.[8] However, in October 2015, the former two venues were replaced by New York Mets' home ballpark Citi Field and Houston Astros' home ballpark Minute Maid Park. The first match was a day game in New York, while the second and third played under lights in Houston and Los Angeles respectively.[9]

A curator from New Zealand was hired to prepare drop-in pitches in Minneapolis to be delivered to the three stadiums.[10]

New York City Houston Los Angeles
Citi Field Minute Maid Park Dodger Stadium
Coordinates: 40°45′25″N 73°50′45″W / 40.75694°N 73.84583°W / 40.75694; -73.84583 Coordinates: 29°45′25″N 95°21′20″W / 29.75694°N 95.35556°W / 29.75694; -95.35556 Coordinates: 34°4′25″N 118°14′24″W / 34.07361°N 118.24000°W / 34.07361; -118.24000
Capacity: 41,922 Capacity: 41,574 Capacity: 56,000
Le Citi Field.jpg Minutemaidpark.jpg Dodger Stadium field from upper deck 2015-10-04.jpg

Umpires[edit]

Marais Erasmus from South Africa who is currently a member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel and Simon Taufel and Steve Davis from Australia who were former (now retired) members of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel are the three experienced umpires who were selected to perform the duties of the on-field umpires and the third umpire in all the three games on a rotation basis.[citation needed]

Fixtures[edit]

1st match[edit]

7 November 2015
Scorecard
Sachin's Blasters
140/8 (20 overs)
v
Warne's Warriors
141/4 (17.2 overs)
Virender Sehwag 55 (22)
Andrew Symonds 3/15 (2 overs)
Ricky Ponting 48* (38)
Shoaib Akhtar 2/26 (4 overs)
Warne's Warriors won by 6 wickets
Citi Field, New York
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) and Simon Taufel (Australia)
Player of the match: Shane Warne (Warne's Warriors)
  • Warne's Warriors won the toss and elected to field.
  • Attendance 36,000

2nd match[edit]

11 November 2015 (D/N)
Scorecard
Warne's Warriors
262/5 (20 overs)
v
Sachin's Blasters
205/8 (20 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 70 (30)
Lance Klusener 2/45 (3 overs)
Shaun Pollock 55 (22)
Andrew Symonds 4/70 (4 overs)
Warne's Warriors won by 57 runs
Minute Maid Park, Houston
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) and Steve Davis (Australia)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara (Warne's Warriors)
  • Sachin's Blasters won the toss and elected to field.
  • Attendance 27,000

3rd match[edit]

14 November 2015 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sachin's Blasters
219/5 (20 overs)
v
Warne's Warriors
224/6 (19.5 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 56 (27)
Daniel Vettori 3/33 (4 overs)
Jacques Kallis 47 (23)
Graeme Swann 2/21 (4 overs)
Warne's Warriors won by 4 wickets
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
Umpires: Simon Taufel (Australia) and Steve Davis (Australia)
Player of the match: Jacques Kallis (Warne's Warriors)
  • Sachin's Blasters won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Attendance 21,000 [11]

Trophy[edit]

The All-Stars Trophy and team shirts were unveiled by Tendulkar and Warne along with their respective team's player rosters, on 5 November 2015 in Times Square, United States.[12]

Broadcasting[edit]

Country/Region TV broadcaster(s)
 Australia Nine Network
 India Star Sports 2
Middle East OSN Sports Cricket HD
 Pakistan TEN Sports
 South Africa SuperSport 2
 United Kingdom Sky Sports 3
 New Zealand Sky Sports 4
 United States ESPN3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "USA All-Stars tour gaining momentum". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Warne confirms all-star cast for 2017". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tendulkar-Warne's Cricket All Stars series confirmed". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Tendulkar to play alongside Lara in Cricket All-Stars". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Squad – ESPN Cricinfo
  7. ^ Squad - ESPN Cricinfo
  8. ^ "Warne confirms booking baseball venues for all-star T20s". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Della Penna, Peter. "Tendulkar-Warne exhibition T20s in November". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "USA All-Stars tour gaining momentum". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Warne helps Warriors to All Stars Win". Cricket.com.au. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  12. ^ Tendulkar to play alongside Lara in Cricket All-Stars - ESPN Cricinfo news

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