The 2021 Road Safety World Series will begin this Friday at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur. Many legendary players like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Kevin Pietersen, Khaled Mahmud, Sanath Jayasuriya, TM Dilshan, Matthew Hoggard, Jonty Rhodes, Nicky Boje, Brian Lara, and Tino Best will feature in this tournament.
The India Legends currently holds the number one position on the standings. Last year, a few matches of this tournament happened in Maharashtra. India Legends recorded wins over the Sri Lanka Legends and the West Indies Legends in that competition. It will be interesting to see which team wins this series in Raipur.
Talking about the legends’ squads, here are the eight former Chennai Super Kings stars who will be in action during the Road Safety World Series 2021.
8. Thilan Thushara
Thilan Thushara was a part of the Chennai Super Kings squad in 2009 and 2010. Thushara is a part of the Sri Lanka Legends squad in Road Safety World Series 2021.
The left-arm fast bowler played six matches for the Chennai Super Kings in his brief IPL career. Thushara picked up eight wickets for the team, with his economy rate being 7.16.
7. Chamara Kapugedara
Another member of the Sri Lanka Legends squad to appear on this list is the all-rounder Chamara Kapugedara. The Sri Lankan player represented the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2008.
2008 was the only year Chamara played in the IPL. He got five chances to prove his talent at CSK. However, the all-rounder could score only 16 runs and returned with no wickets for the team.
6. Nuwan Kulasekara
Nuwan Kulasekara, who bowled the last ball of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, will play for the Sri Lanka Legends in Road Safety World Series 2021. Kulasekara played two IPL seasons for CSK.
He won the championship with the Super Kings in 2011. Across the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Kulasekara played six matches, scalping five wickets at an economy rate of 7.06.
5. Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan was one of the top all-rounders of his era. The Baroda-based player bowled left-arm pace and also contributed vital runs to the team’s total.
Pathan played a match-winning knock for India Legends in the previous Road Safety World Series. Irfan never played a game for CSK despite being in the squad during the 2015 season.
4. Manpreet Gony
Right-arm fast bowler Manpreet Gony’s career took off after he played for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Gony played three seasons for the Chennai-based franchise.
Later, he represented the Deccan Chargers, the Kings XI Punjab, and the Gujarat Lions in the IPL. After retirement, Gony has been playing in overseas leagues regularly.
3. Makhaya Ntini
Makhaya Ntini played for the Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural IPL season. He bagged two Man of the Match awards in nine matches and also took a hat-trick for the team.
Ntini will represent the South Africa Legends in the upcoming Road Safety World Series. He had taken seven wickets in nine matches for the Chennai Super Kings.
2. Justin Kemp
Like Makhaya Ntini, Justin Kemp also played for the Chennai Super Kings only in his IPL career. Kemp donned the CSK jersey five times in IPL 2010.
Kemp scored 26 runs and took three wickets for the Chennai-based franchise in the IPL. The all-rounder is a member of the South Africa Legends squad this year.
1. Dwayne Smith
The duo of Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum was one of the best opening pairs in IPL history. Smith and McCullum were an integral part of the Chennai team in the IPL.
Smith featured in 32 matches for the Super Kings, scoring 965 runs at an average of 30.16. He also bowled 12 overs for the team, taking five wickets. Smith will return for the West Indies Legends in Road Safety World Series 2021.