WORLD SERIES

Former cricketers, from left, South Africa’s Jonty Rhodes, India’s Virender Sehwag, Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan, India’s Sachin Tendulkar, West Indies’ Brian Lara and Australia’s Brett Lee stand for photographs during an event to announce the Road Safety World Series in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. The World Series will be an annual Twenty20 tournament played by retired cricketers from Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and India.
Associated Press / Rafiq Maqbool

Batting legend Brian Lara is among former cricketers who will return to the field for the Royal Safety World Series in India next year.

The World Series will be an annual Twenty20 tournament played between retired cricketers from five countries- Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and India.

West Indian Lara and Indian Sachin Tendulkar will be joined by former players, including Australian Bret Lee, Sri Lankan Tillakarante Dilshan and South Africa’s Jonty Rhodes for the tournament from Feb. 2-16 across India.

Tendulkar, 46, is the world’s leading scorer in Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODIs), amassing more than 34,000 runs and 100 centuries in a 24-year career that ended in 2013.

In 2008, Tendulkar surpassed Lara’s record for most Test runs with the West Indies left-hander having made 11,953 in the longest format of the game before retiring from international cricket in 2007.

Lara holds the record for the highest individual Test score, his 400 not out Against England in Antigua in 2004.

Former cricketers West Indies’ Brian Lara, right, is greeted by India’s Sachin Tendulkar during an event to announce the Road Safety World Series in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. The World Series will be an annual Twenty20 tournament played by retired cricketers from Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and India.
Associated Press / Rafiq Maqbool

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