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Celebrity Clasico 2017: Squads and captains announced

In the year 2016, both the sides had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Celebrity Clasico
Celebrity Clasico. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Indian skipper Virat Kohli will lead the All Heart FC against All Stars FC in the Celebrity Clasico friendly football match at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai on October 15. Last year too, Virat Kohli’s Foundation collaborated with actor Abhishek Bachchan’s ‘Playing for Humanity’ to stage a charity match which will also feature the likes of former captain MS Dhoni and the rest of the team. Ranbir Kapoor will also take the field among other starry presence. The last time around there was not a clear winner as both the sides ended up at 2-2.

Th news was confirmed after Star Sports tweeted a video clip on their official site“You have seen @ImVKohli ruling the cricket field, now get set to watch him lead All Heart FC against All Stars FC in the Celebrity Clasico!” Last year’s event was a massive hit as many people tuned in to their television set while people around the city thronged the stadium in huge numbers.

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In the year 2016, Mayank Dagar (goalkeeper), Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni, Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ashok Dinda, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, R Ashwin played for Kohli’s team while their opposition had Jignesh Antala (goalie), Aditya Kapoor, Shabir Ahluwalia, Ranbir Kapoor, Dino Morea, Shoojit Sircar, Kartik Aryan, Sachin Joshi, Arjun Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan and Raj Kundra.

Hyderabad set for a thriller

Kohli and his men are currently participating in the ongoing T20I series against Australia. David Warner and his boys sealed the Guwahati T20I match with a prolific performance. They won the match by eight wickets and ensured the final turns out to be a thriller. Warner’s record has captain stays impressive. He has lost just 1 game out of the 7 that he led so far. Pacer Jason Behrendorff was instrumental in the last match with four vital wickets and he will be the key man once again when the two sides face-off in the finals.

Telecast on Star Sports 1, 1HD and Hotstar

Match time: 6:30 PM

All Stars FC:

Abhishek Bachchan (C),Ranbir Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra,  Aditya Roy Kapur, Arjun Kapoor, Dino Morea, Shoojit Sircar, Kartik Aaryan, Armaan Jain, Shabir Ahluwalia, Sachiin Joshi, Nishant Mehra, Aparshakti Khurana, Jim Sarbh, Vivian Dsena, Karan Veer Mehra, Raj Kundra, Aadar Jain, Vikram Thapa, Rohan Shrestha, Marc Robinson, Harpreet Baweja Shashank Khaitan.

All Heart FC:

Virat Kohli (C), MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, PR Sreejesh, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rohan Bopanna, Anup Sridhar, Yuzvendra Chahal, B. Mangaldas, Anirudh Srikanth, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, S. Badrinath, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Pawan Negi, Digvijay, Rohit Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Jonty Rhodes, Umesh Yadav.

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