Virender Sehwag to captain Marylebone Cricket Club in match against Durham

Virender Sehwag, who is also confirmed to appear in the MCC vs Rest of the World Lord's Bicentenary match on July 5, said that he was delighted to have been given this opportunity to lead the team.

updated: February 20, 2014 20:10 IST
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London: Virender Sehwag has been roped in to captain the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad in a four-day Champion County match against Durham starting March 23 in Abu Dhabi. "Virender Sehwag and Muttiah Muralitharan have been confirmed as part of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad that will travel to Abu Dhabi next month," the MCC said in a statement.

Muralitharan will lead the team in the preceding Emirates Twenty20 tournament.

Also in the squad are England's Monty Panesar and Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman Prasanna Jayawardene, as well as a host of young county players including Kent's Daniel Bell-Drummond, Lancashire's Luis Reece and Middlesex opener Sam Robson, who has been in great form for England Lions in Sri Lanka this winter.

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