Ryan Carter (left) and Shakti Gauchan pose with the Phillip Hughes Memorial Trophy. Photo Courtesy: Cricket Association of Nepal.
Ryan Carter (left) and Shakti Gauchan pose with the Phillip Hughes Memorial Trophy. Photo Courtesy: Cricket Association of Nepal.

The Phillip Hughes Memorial match is scheduled to take place at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kathmandu on Saturday. The match, organised by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) in association with Cricket Australia (CA), is scheduled to be a 63-over affair, in remembrance of the late Australian cricketers Phillip Hughes (63 not out in his final innings) and Richie Benaud (played 63 Tests).

The two participating teams, Team Blue, and Team Red, will comprise of Australian and Nepali players on each side and will be led by Binod Das (Blue) and Ryan Carters (Red) respectively. Each team will get to play 31.3 overs. Among some of the well-known players are former Australia international Matthew Elliott (21 Tests), as well as star player Paras Khadka.

Teams:

Team Blue:

Binod Das (C), Paras Khadka, Anil Mandal, Binod Bhandari (wk), Shakti Gauchan, Pradeep Airee, Naresh Budhayer, Karan KC, Bhuban Karki, Ramnaresh Giri, Rahul Vishwakarma, Avinash Karn, Mahesh Chhetri, Amit Shrestha, Sanjam Regmi, Dipendra Chaudhary

Team Red:

Ryan Carters (c), Matthew Elliot, Tim Anderson , Charlie Burke, Sharad Vesawkar, Gyanendra Malla, Subash Khakurel, Basant Regmi, Prithu Baskota, Siddhant Lohani    , Sompal Kami, Paresh Lohani, Rajesh Pulami, Rajbir Singh, Prajwal Shahi, Aarif Sheikh