Major League Baseball legend Jose Canesco has sparked hopes of a fascinating cross-sport competition by challenging England's leading cricketers to a long-ball contest.
Does anyone know the top england cricket club? I want to challenge their best hitters in a long ball contest. rt to your english friends— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) November 30, 2015
what do you think buddy @kp24 are you up for a Sixers Derby? Would be a fun day at The Oval.— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) December 1, 2015
The former designated hitter recorded 462 home runs in a 16-year career that saw him represent a number of MLB sides, including Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.
Canesco's offer was immediately seized upon online, with England openers Alex Hales and Jason Roy both throwing their names into the mix:
Count me in. Someone make it happen 🙌🏻 https://t.co/H8geFnoF9J— Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) December 2, 2015
For some evidence of what Hales and Roy can do:
It's fair to say fans on Twitter were excited by the potential contest:
Cui Bono? (@daniel_thecuban) December 2, 2015
Who are you backing?
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