Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has joined several other leading international cricketers for this year's Lord's bicentenary match which will be played between MCC XI and Rest of the World XI on July 5, it has been announced on Monday.
The MCC XI (Marylebone Cricket Club) will be captained by Sachin Tendulkar while the Rest of the World side will be led by Shane Warne.
Pakistan's Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal have also been confirmed for the match. Tamim has a coveted place on the Lord's honours board having, as a 21-year-old, made 103 in the second innings of the first Test against England in 2010 -- the first century at the ground by a Bangladeshi batsman. That match, his only previous appearance at the ground, also saw the left-hander make 55 in the first innings.
Australia wicket-keeping great Adam Gilchrist, India's Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh, West Indies' mainstay Shivnarine Chanderpaul and New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori are all due to play in the match as well.