Warne, Lara join Sehwag, Kumble in All-Stars for Hong Kong Sixes

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Hong Kong, Oct 4 (UNI) Australia's spin wizard Shane Warne will lead a glittering All-Stars team comprising former West Indies captain Brian Lara, Indian stars Virender Sehwag, Anil Kumble, Pakistan's Shahid Afridi and Zimbabwe's Heath Streak in the Cathay Pacific/Standard Chartered Cricket Sixes' tournament to be played here on October 27-28.

The 38-year-old Warne, one of the most dynamic players of the game's modern era, is Test cricket's leading wicket taker with 708 scalps.

The Australian will have plenty of firepower in support in Hong Kong. Lara, who retired earlier this year as Test cricket's most prolific batsman with 11,953 runs, should run amok at the Kowloon Cricket Club's short boundaries.

At least one more player will be added to the team in the coming weeks.

This year's event will feature the world's eight leading cricketing nations -- defending champions South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, England and West Indies plus hosts Hong Kong and, for the first time, an All-Star Team made up of the game's brightest stars.

Last year, an unfancied South Africa defeated four-time champions Pakistan in a thrilling final, while hosts Hong Kong finished fifth.

This year, the 10 teams have been drawn into three groups for round-robin league.

Bradman Group: England, India, New Zealand Sobers Group: All-Stars, Australia, South Africa, West Indies Cowdrey Group: Hong Kong, Pakistan, Sri Lanka UNI XC HSB PDS PM1930

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