Dravid to play for MCC in a four-day match against Notts

Updated: Mar 15, 2011, 18:04 PM IST

New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been included in the MCC side which will take on County champions Nottinghamshire in Abu Dhabi as the English domestic season starts off in Abu Dhabi.

Dravid will be joined by England wicketkeeper Steven Davies and the side will be led by former Australia opener Chris Rogers who has joined Middlesex.

Other notable inclusions for the four-day game at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium which, as in 2010, will be played under floodlights using a pink ball, are the former England fast bowler Simon Jones and Afghanistan pair of Hamid Hassan and Mohammad Nabi who are former MCC Young Cricketers.

Sourav Ganguly will replace Dravid, who is also part of MCC`s world cricket committee, for a Twenty20 event which follows the four-day match and also features Nottinghamshire, Durham and a Fly Emirates XI.

MCC squad: Chris Rogers (capt), Stephen Moore, Rahul Dravid (four-day only), Stephen Peters, Dawid Malan, Mohammad Nabi, Steven Davies, Hamid Hassan, Gary Keedy, Simon Jones, Steve Kirby, Toby Roland-Jones, Sourav Ganguly (T20 only), Omar Ali (12th man).