Major League Baseball legend Jose Canseco has sparked hopes of a fascinating cross-sport competition by challenging England’s leading cricketers to a long-ball contest.

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.

Canseco’s offer was immediately seized upon online, with England openers Alex Hales and Jason Roy both throwing their names into the mix:

For some evidence of what Hales and Roy can do:

It’s fair to say fans on Twitter were excited by the potential contest:

Who are you backing?

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