Watch the Bushfire Cricket Bash charity match live and free
Plenty of much-needed funds should be raised when the Ricky Ponting XI meets the Adam Gilchrist XI in the Bushfire Cricket Bash in Melbourne.
Originally planned as a curtain-raiser to Saturday's BBL final, forecast poor weather in Sydney led to it being moved to Melbourne and held a day later. That also meant a few scheduled participants, particularly original captain Shane Warne, were forced to withdraw.
But there are still plenty of big names available for the sold-out clash. Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer are joined by Brian Lara in a side coached by Sachin Tendulkar.
The Adam Gilchrist XI features the explosive former wicketkeeper/batsman, plus Shane Watson, Andrew Symonds and Peter Siddle. There are also a selection of non-cricketers joining in the fun. The full teams are below and this is how you can watch.
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When is the Bushfire Cricket Bash?
This rescheduled charity contest will get underway at 3pm AEDT at Junction Oval in St Kilda. It commences straight after the Tri-Series women's clash between Australia and England at the same ground.
How to watch the Bushfire Cricket Bash live
Watch the Bushfire Cricket Bash on free-to-air
Channel 7 is showing the match on both its main and HD channels around the country, starting from 3pm AEDT. While free, this broadcast lacks the special viewing featues of Kayo Sports, the pre and post game shows and has ads.
Stream Bushfire Cricket Bash on Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports is truly the home of cricket in Australia. On top of the Bushfire Cricket Bash, it shows every BBL clash, every Australian Test and WBBL game, every Australian ODI and T20I and a host of international series live and in HD.
It boasts more than 50 sports in total and a range of special features. It costs $25/month for a Basic subscription and you can watch on 2 screens or devices at once. For $35/month, you can get a third screen. There is a full Kayo review for you here to check out.
Bushfire Cricket Bash teams:
Ponting XI: Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer, Ricky Ponting (c), Elyse Villani, Brian Lara, Phoebe Litchfield, Brad Haddin (wk), Brett Lee, Wasim Akram, Dan Christian, Luke Hodge. Coach: Sachin Tendulkar
Gilchrist XI: Adam Gilchrist (c & wk), Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, Yuvraj Singh, Alex Blackwell, Andrew Symonds, Courtney Walsh, Nick Riewoldt, Peter Siddle, Fawad Ahmed (one more to be announced). Coach: Tim Paine
Donating to the bushfire relief effort
If you want to donate to the bushfire relief effort, you can see a range of options here.
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