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Former England All-rounder Samit Patel to Lead MCC in Hong Kong Sixes

AFP |October 24, 2017, 10:39 AM IST
Former England All-rounder Samit Patel to Lead MCC in Hong Kong Sixes

Former England all-rounder Samit Patel will captain the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for their Hong Kong Sixes debut this weekend, it was announced on Monday.

The 32-year-old - who has played six Tests and 36 ODIs for England - was rewarded for an excellent season with Nottinghamshire which earned him the Players' Player of the Year award.

The MCC will be the only club team in the five-overs-a-side tournament, whose latest edition is the first since 2012.

"We are very excited to be taking a team to the Hong Kong Sixes tournament," said MCC head of cricket John Stephenson.

"MCC has recently completed a successful tour of China and Hong Kong, and involvement in this event will continue to outline our commitment to growing the game in this area of the world.

"We have selected a strong squad with a good amount of international experience amongst it and we look forward to playing exciting, competitive cricket in what is an innovative format of the game."

Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, New Zealand Kiwis, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa will also be in action.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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