Cricket United: England players and Sky Sports experts draw for charity
Help to raise funds for Lord's Taverners, Chance to Shine and the PCA Benevolent Fund...
Last Updated: 13/08/14 12:19pm
It’s three Tests since the last draw – so England’s players and our Sky Sports commentators have taken matters into their own hands!
Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler and Joe Root are among the stars who have penned portraits of their team-mates, as well as our experts, to raise money for the Cricket United appeal.
The England players’ drawings are being auctioned off on eBay to raise funds for Cricket United. Fans can view and bid for them by visiting http://bit.ly/cricketportraits. The auction is open until 9pm Tuesday 19th August.
Cricket United is a joint fundraising appeal by the Lord's Taverners, Chance to Shine and the PCA Benevolent Fund which aims to improve lives through cricket.
Cricket United Day will take place on the second day of the fifth Test between England and India, when cricket fans are being asked to help turn the Kia Oval blue.
Our very own David Lloyd clearly thinks that’s something Jimmy Anderson does to the air, judging by his sketch of the ‘King of Swing’ at the top of this page.
Root – not to be outdone – couldn’t resist the opportunity to depict Bumble, while Jos Buttler drew his inspiration for his picture of Nasser Hussain from The Simpsons; and it's ‘excellent’. (See below)
Opener Sam Robson took the opportunity to poke fun at team mate Gary Ballance with a portrait showing Ballance celebrating another century, this time minus his playing shirt.
Root also sketched the entire England Test squad which the team then signed for Cricket United.
As you might have seen in our fourth Test blog, the commentators had the chance to get their own back with Bumble and Nasser Hussain drawing Steven Finn and Ian Ward.
The England women are taking up the pen for the campaign and their drawings will be auctioned off after Cricket United Day.
So take a look at the pictures and draw your own conclusion – can England’s players outdraw our Sky Sports commentators?
Watch the fifth and final Test between England and India – the 200th live England Test to be broadcast by Sky Sports – from 10am on Friday on Sky Sports 2.