Thatscricket - News - Stewart to lead World XI against Asia
Published: Monday, August 6, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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London: Alec Stewart will captain a Rest of the World XI against an Asian side led by India superstar Sachin Tendulkar at the England wicket-keeper's home ground of the Oval on September 19.[an error occurred while processing this directive]At the personal invitation of former British Prime Minister and Surrey president John Major, master batsman Tendulkar has agreed to once again skipper Asia in a repeat of last year's 50-over clash.Stewart, under increasing pressure to step down from international duties in the aftermath of another Ashes surrender to old foe Australia, will this time have England's tormentor-in-chief and Stewart's fellow gloveman Adam Gilchrist on his side.West Indies' Jimmy Adams and Courtney Walsh together with Stewart's England colleagues Graham Thorpe and Andy Caddick will also line-up against a side set to include India Test stars Rahul Dravid, Harbhajan Singh, V V S Laxman, Saurav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath.