List of cricket commentators

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This is a list of notable media commentators and writers on the sport of cricket from around the world.

A number of famous players have had a second career as writers or commentators. However, many commentators never played the game at a professional level, yet they have gone on to become famous names associated with the game. The following is a list of the cricket commentators, including name, nationality, Broadcaster/Publication and other careers.

Name First-class / List A career Broadcaster/Publication
Sri Lanka Russel Arnold Sri Lanka 1997-2007
Nondescripts Cricket Club 1993-2007
World XI[SIA disambiguation needed]
Chennai Superstars
United Arab Emirates TEN Sports 2009–present
India Star Sports Tamil 2019–present
Sri Lanka Ranil Abeynaike Bedfordshire 1982
Sinhalese Sports Club 1989–1990
United Arab Emirates TEN Sports 2004–2011
India Nimbus Sport 2006–2011
Sri Lanka Karunaratne Abeysekera None Sri Lanka Radio Ceylon/ Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation
Sri Lanka Roshan Abeysinghe None United Arab Emirates TEN Sports 2010–present
South Africa H. D. Ackerman South Africa 1998 South Africa SuperSport (Super Cricket)
England Jonathan Agnew Leicestershire 1978–1990, 1992
England 1984–1985
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1991–present
England The People 1990–1991
England BBC Television 1999, 2006–2009
Australia ABC ?-present
Pakistan Wasim Akram Pakistan 1985–2003 India ESPN Star Sports 2003–present
England Channel 4 1999-2002
Australia Terry Alderman Western Australia 1974–1963
Australia 1981–1991
Kent 1984–1986
Gloucestershire 1988
Australia ABC (Grandstand) 1993-present[1]
England Paul Allott Lancashire 1978–1991
England 1981–1985
England BBC Television 1994–1995
England Sky Sports 1995–present
England Rex Alston (1901–1994) None England BBC Radio 1945–1957[2]
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1957–1964[2]
England John Arlott (1914–1991) None England BBC Radio 1946–1957[3][4]
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1957–1980[4]
England The Guardian 1968–1980
Bangladesh Athar Ali Khan Bangladesh 1988–1998 Bangladesh Independent Television 2013–present
India Nimbus Sport
England Mike Atherton Lancashire 1987–2001
England 1989–2001
England Channel 4 2002–2005
England Sunday Telegraph
England The Times
England TalkSPORT 2004–2005
England Sky Sports 2005–present
England Trevor Bailey (1923 - 2011) Essex 1946–1967
England 1949–1959
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1967–1999[5]
England Jack Bannister (1930 - 2016) Warwickshire 1950–1968 England BBC Television 1984–1998
England TalkSPORT 2001–2015
Australia Richie Benaud (1930-2015) New South Wales 1948–1964
Australia 1952–1964
England BBC Television 1960–1999, 2007[6]
Australia Channel 9 1977–2013[7]
England Channel 4 1999–2005[6]
England Channel 5 2009[8]
India Harsha Bhogle None Australia ABC 1991–present
India ESPN Star Sports 1995–
England BBC 1998–
Australia Fox Cricket 2018-
West Indies Cricket Board Ian Bishop West Indies 1989–1998 England Sky Sports 2005–present
England Channel 4 2000-2004
South Africa SABC Television 2005–2008
England Channel 5 2007-2009
Australia Greg Blewett South Australia 1991–2007
Australia 1995–2000
England Sky Sports 2009–
Australia Seven Network 2018-
England Henry Blofeld Cambridge University 1958–1960 England ITV 1966-1969
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1972–1991, 1994–2017[9][10]
England Sky Sports 1991–1992[9]
England Sir Ian Botham Somerset 1974–1985
Worcestershire 1986–1991
Durham 1992–1993
England 1976–1992
England BBC Television 1994–1995

England Sky Sports 1995–2019[11][12]

England Sir Geoffrey Boycott Yorkshire 1962–1986
England 1964–1982
England Sky Sports 1990–1998
England BBC Television 1993–1998
England TalkSPORT 1998–2003
England Channel 4 2004–2005
England BBC (Test Match Special) 2005–2020[13]
England Channel 5 2006–2020
Australia James Brayshaw Western Australia 1987–1990
South Australia 1990–1997
Australia Nine Network 2007–2016[14]
England Freddie Brown (1910–1991) England 1931–1953 England BBC (Test Match Special) 1957–69
England Mark Butcher Surrey 1992–2009
England 1997–2004
England talkSPORT 2018–2019[15]
England ITV Sport 2010-2014
England Sky Sports 2018-present
Australia Jim Burke Australia 1951–1959
New Zealand Chris Cairns New Zealand 1989–2004 Australia Fox Sports Australia 2012–present
Australia Greg Chappell [a] South Australia 1966–1973
Queensland 1973–1984
Somerset 1968–1969
Australia 1970–1984
Australia Channel 9 1989–1994
Australia Ian Chappell [a] South Australia 1961–1980
Lancashire 1963
Australia 1964–1980
Australia Channel 9 1980–2018[16]
India ESPN Star sports 2007–present
England Channel 5 2009
Australia Michael Charlton None Australia ABC 1954–?[17]
England BBC Radio 1956 (Ashes series)[17][18]
India Nimbus Sport
England Charles Colville None England Sky Sports 1990–present
England Denis Compton (1918–1997) England 1937–1957
Middlesex 1936-58
England BBC Television 1958–75
England Sunday Express
New Zealand Jeremy Coney Wellington 1971–1987
New Zealand 1974–1987
New Zealand Sports Roundup/Radio Sport 1990–2000
New Zealand Sky Sport 2004
England Sir Alastair Cook Bedfordshire 2002
Essex 2003-present
England 2006–2018
England BBC (Test Match Special) 2019-present[19]

England BBC Television 2020-present

England Dominic Cork Derbyshire 1990–2003
Lancashire 2004–2008
Hampshire 2009–2011
England 1992–2002
England BBC (Test Match Special) 2010 –present
Pakistan Pakistan Television Corporation 2009–present
England Talksport 2013–present
England Sky Sports 2011–present
Australia Jamie Cox Tasmania 1987–2005
West Indies Cricket Board Tony Cozier (1940–2016) None Barbados Barbados Daily News 1961–1969
Australia Nine Network 1977–1992
Australia ABC ?–?
England Sky Sports
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1966–2015[20]
England Peter Cranmer (1914–1994) Warwickshire 1934–1954 England BBC (Test Match Special) 1965–1968 [21]
New Zealand Martin Crowe (1962 - 2016) New Zealand 1982–1995 New Zealand Sky Sport 2006
New Zealand Craig Cumming Canterbury 1995–2000
Otago 2000–2015
New Zealand 2005–2009
New Zealand Sky Sport 2014
Sri Lanka Aravinda De Silva Sri Lanka 1984–2003 England Sky Sports 2006
England Ted Dexter Sussex 1956–1968
England 1958–1968
England BBC Television 1968-19??
South Africa Allan Donald South Africa 1991–2003
New Zealand Simon Doull New Zealand 1992–2000 New Zealand Sky Sport 2006–
India Rahul Dravid Karnataka 1990–2012
Kent 2000
Scotland 2003
Royal Challengers Bangalore 2008–2010
Rajasthan Royals 2011–2013
India 1996–2012
India ESPN Star sports 2012–present
Australia ABC 2014–present
India BCCI 2012–present
West Indies Cricket Board Jeff Dujon Jamaica 1974–1993
West Indies 1981–1991
England Sky Sports
England Matthew Engel None England The Guardian
England Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
India Farokh Engineer India 1961–1975 England BBC (Test Match Special)
England Percy Fender (1892–1985) Sussex 1910–1913
Surrey 1914–1935
MCC 1920–1936
England 1921–1929
England BBC Television 1946–? [22]
Sri Lanka Ranjit Fernando Ceylon 1964–1978
Sri Lanka 1975
United Arab Emirates Ten Sports 2004–2009
Australia Jack Fingleton New South Wales 1928–1940
Australia 1932–1938
Australia Kate Fitzpatrick None Australia Channel 9 (Australia) 1983[23][24]
Australia Damien Fleming Australia 1994–2001 Australia ABC ?-present
Australia Fox Sports 2010-2012
Australia Channel 7 2018-present[25]
Australia Channel 10 2013-2017
England Tom Fordyce None England BBC Live Text
South Africa Charles Fortune None South Africa SABC
England Graeme 'Foxy' Fowler Lancashire 1979–1991
Durham 1992–1994
England 1982–1985
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1994–2005
England Angus Fraser Middlesex 1984–2002
England 1989–1999
England BBC (Test Match Special)
England The Independent 2002–
England David Frith None England The Cricketer
England Wisden Cricket Monthly 1979–1996
England C. B. Fry Oxford University 1892–1895
Sussex 1894–1908
England 1895–1912
England BBC Radio 1936–?
India Sourav Ganguly Bengal 1989–2012
Lancashire 2000
Kolkata Knight Riders 2008–2010
Pune Warriors India 2011–2012
India 1992–2008
India ESPN Star sports 2010–present
India BCCI 2012–present
England Mike Gatting Middlesex 1975–1998
England 1977–1994
England BBC (Test Match Special)
India Sunil Gavaskar Mumbai 1966–1988
Somerset 1980
India 1971–1987
India ESPN Star Sports 1992–
India BCCI
England BBC (Test Match Special)
South Africa SuperSport 2018[26]
England Alan Gibson (1923–1997) None England BBC (Test Match Special) 1962–1975
England The Times
Australia Adam Gilchrist New South Wales 1992–1994
Western Australia 1994–2008
Deccan Chargers 2008–2010
Middlesex 2010
Kings XI Punjab 2011–2013
Australia Fox Sports 2018-present[25]
England Arthur Gilligan (1894–1976) Cambridge University 1919–1920
Surrey 1919
Sussex 1920–1932
England 1922–1925
Australia ABC[27]
England Rev. Frank Gillingham (1875–1953) Essex 1903–1928 England BBC Radio 1927–?[28][29]
England Graham Gooch Essex 1973–2000
England 1978–1992
England BBC (Test Match Special) 2002–2009
England Darren Gough Yorkshire 1989–2003; 2007–2008
Essex 2004–2006
England 1994–2006
England talkSPORT 2018–2019[15]
England David Gower Leicestershire 1975–1989
Hampshire 1990–1993
England 1978–1992
England BBC Television1995–1999
England Sky Sports 1999–2019[12]
England Sunday Times
England Tom Graveney (1927 - 2015) England 1951–1969
England Tony Greig (1946 - 2012) Sussex 1966–1978
England 1972–1977
Australia Nine Network 1979–2012
England Channel 4 2005
United Arab Emirates TEN Sports
England Isa Guha Thames Valley 1998–1999
Berkshire 2000–present
England 2002–2011
Australia Fox Sports 2018–present[30]

England ITV Sport 2010-2014
England BBC (Test Match Special) -present
England Sky Sports 2015-2019
England BBC Television 2020-present

England Alex Hartley Lancashire 2008-2012
Middlesex 2013-2016
Surrey Stars 2016
Lancashire 2017-present
England 2016-present
England BBC (Test Match Special) 2020-present[31]
Sri Lanka Bob Harvie None Sri Lanka Radio Ceylon/ Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation
Australia Mike Haysman Leicestershire South Africa SuperSport (Super Cricket)
United Arab Emirates TEN Sports
Australia Ian Healy Queensland 1986–1999
Australia 1988–1999
Australia Channel 9 1999–present[32]
Australia Fox Sports 2018–present[32][33]
West Indies Cricket Board Michael Holding West Indies 1975–1987 England Sky Sports
Australia Nine Network 1992–present
Australia David Hookes South Australia 1975–1992
Australia 1977–1986
England Robert Hudson (1920—2010) [b] None England BBC Television 1949–1950, 1962–1964
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1958, 1962–1968[34]
England Simon Hughes Middlesex 1980–1992
Durham 1992–1993
England The Independent
England Daily Telegraph
England Channel 4 1999–2005[35]
England Channel 5 2006–2017[35]
England BBC (Test Match Special) 2007–present
England Nasser Hussain Essex 1987–2004
England 1989–2004
England Sky Sports 2004–present
Australia Michael Hussey [c] Western Australia 2004–2013
Australia 2004–2013
Australia Fox Sports 2018-present[36]
England Ray Illingworth England 1958–1973 England BBC Television 1984-1993
England Robin Jackman England 1974–1983 South Africa SuperSport (Super Cricket)
Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene Sinhalese Sports Club 1995–2015
Sri Lanka 1997–2004
England talkSPORT 2018–2019[15]
England Brian Johnston (1912–1994) None England BBC Television 1946–1970[37]
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1966–1994[38][37]
Australia Dean Jones Australia 1984–1992 Australia ABC
United Arab Emirates TEN Sports 2003–2006[39][40]
India Zee Sports 2007–2008 (Indian Cricket League)
India NDTV 24x7 2010
India Star Sports 2018–present (Select Dugout)
England Rob Key Kent 1998-2016
England 2002-2009
England Sky Sports 2012–present
England Nick Knight Warwickshire 1991–2006
England 1995–2003
England Sky Sports 2006–present
England Jim Laker England 1948–1959 England ITV 1966-1968
England BBC Television 1969–1985
India Arun Lal India 1982–1989 India Nimbus Sport 2003–
United Arab Emirates TEN Sports 2010–
New Zealand Gavin Larsen Wellington 1984–1999
New Zealand 1990–1999
Australia Geoff Lawson Australia 1989–2004 Australia ABC ?-present
Australia Bill Lawry Victoria 1955–1972
Australia 1961–1971
Australia Channel 9 1977–2018[41][42]
Australia Brett Lee New South Wales 1997–2012
Australia 1999–2012
Australia Channel 9 2010–2014[43]

Australia Fox Sports 2018-present[36]

Australia Darren Lehmann Australia 1996–2005 England Sky Sports 2005–2007
England Tony Lewis Glamorgan 1955–1974
England 1972–1973
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1975–1984
England The Sunday Telegraph 1975–1993
England BBC Television 1984–1998
England David Lloyd [d] Lancashire 1965–1983
England 1973–1980
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1992–1995
England Sky Sports 1999–present[44]
Australia Channel 9 2013-14 (The Ashes)
England Simon Mann None England BBC (Radio 5) 1994–1996
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1996–present
India Sanjay Manjrekar Mumbai 1984–1998
India 1987–1996
India ESPN Star Sports 2009–present
United Arab Emirates TEN Sports 2003–2009
South Africa Neil Manthorp None South Africa SuperSport (Super Cricket)
England BBC (Test Match Special)
Australia ABC ?-present
England Talksport 2003-2008
England Vic Marks Somerset 1975–1989
England 1982–1988
England The Observer 1989–present
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1992–present
England Howard Marshall (1900–1973) None England BBC (BBC Radio) 1927–1945[45]
England Christopher Martin-Jenkins (1945 - 2013) None England BBC (Test Match Special) 1973–1980, 1985–2012
England BBC Television 1980–1985
England The Cricketer 1980–1990
England Daily Telegraph 1990–1998
England The Times 1998–2012
Australia Jim Maxwell None Australia ABC 1973–present
England BBC (Test Match Special) 2005– (Ashes series);
Zimbabwe Mpumelelo ("Pommie") Mbangwa Zimbabwe 1996–2002 South Africa SuperSport (Super Cricket)
United Arab Emirates TEN Sports
Australia Alan McGilvray (1909–1996) New South Wales 1933–1937 Australia ABC 1938–1985[46][47]
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1948–1985 (Ashes series)
Australia Glenn McGrath New South Wales 1992–2008
Australia 1993–2007
Worcestershire 2000
Middlesex 2004
Delhi Daredevils 2008-2010
Australia Channel 7 (Australia) 2018–present[48]
England BBC (Test Match Special) 2019 (Ashes series)[49]
Australia Cate McGregor None Australia The Australian
Australia Australian Financial Review
England The Spectator[50]
England Colin Milburn (1941–1990) Northamptonshire 1960–1969
England 1966–1969
England BBC Television 1969 [51]
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1983–1988 [52]
England Alison Mitchell None England BBC (Radio Five Live; Test Match Special) 2003–present[53]
India ESPN Star sports 2013, 2014
Australia ABC 2014, 2016-17
Australia Channel 7 (Australia) 2018–present[24]
England Channel 5 2018-2019
England BBC Television 2020-present
Australia Glenn Mitchell None Australia ABC 1990–2011[54][55]
Australia Drew Morphett None Australia ABC 197?-2015
New Zealand Danny Morrison New Zealand 1987–1997 New Zealand Sky Sport 2000–present
Australia Fox Sports
Australia ABC ?-present
England Don Mosey (1925–1999) None England BBC (Test Match Special) 1974–1991[56]
Australia Johnny Moyes (1893–1963) South Australia 1912–1915
Victoria 1920–1921
Australia ABC 1950–1963[57][58]
England Brian Murgatroyd None United Arab Emirates TEN Sports ca.2008–present
Others?
England Mark Nicholas Hampshire 1978–1995 England Sky Sports 1996–1998
England Channel 4 1999–2005[59]
England Daily Telegraph
Australia Nine Network 2001–2018
England Channel 5 2006–2019
England talkSPORT 2018–2019[citation needed]
Australia Monty Noble (1873-1940) New South Wales 1893–1919
Australia 1898–1909
Australia ABC
Australia Kerry O'Keeffe New South Wales 1968–1980
Australia 1971–1977
Australia ABC 2001–2014[60]

Australia Fox Sports (Australia) 2018-present[36]

England Marjorie Pollard (1899–1982) None England BBC Radio 1938[3]
South Africa Shaun Pollock South Africa KwaZulu Natal 1992-2004
England Warwickshire 1996-2002
South Africa 1995-2008
South Africa SuperSport 2008–present
India Venkatesh Prasad India 1996–2001 India SET Max 2003
Sri Lanka Norton Pereira None Sri Lanka Radio Ceylon/ Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation
Pakistan Rameez Raja Servis Industries 1977–1978
Punjab 1978
Lahore City 1979–1983, 1985–1987, 1992–1993
Allied Bank Limited 1983–1984, 1994–1998
Pakistan National Shipping Corporation 1988–1991
Islamabad 1994
Pakistan 1984–1997
United Arab Emirates TEN Sports
England BBC (Test Match Special)
England Dermot Reeve Sussex 1983–1987
Warwickshire 1988–1996
Somerset 1998
MCC 1990
England 1991–1996
England Channel 4 1999–2005[61]
South Africa Barry Richards South Africa 1970 United Arab Emirates TEN Sports
New Zealand Mark Richardson New Zealand 2000–2004 New Zealand Sky Sport 2006–present
New Zealand The Crowd Goes Wild 2006–present
Australia Vic Richardson (1894–1969) Australia 1927-1936 Australia ABC 1929-?[27]
England R C Robertson-Glasgow Somerset 1920–1935 England The Morning Post
England The Observer
England Peter Roebuck (1956-2011) Somerset 1974–1991 Australia ABC 2001–2011
England Mike Selvey Surrey 1968–1971
Middlesex 1972–1982
Glamorgan 1983–1984
England 1976–1977
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1984–2008[62][63]
England The Guardian 1985–present
India Ravi Shastri Mumbai 1979–1994
Glamorgan 1987–1989, 1991
India 1981–1992
India ESPN Star sports 1994–present
India BCCI 2006–present
India Navjot Singh Sidhu Punjab 1981–1999
India 1983–1999
India ESPN Star sports 1999–2003
United Arab Emirates TEN Sports 2003–2004
India NDTV 24x7 2006–2009
India Times Now 2010–present
India Laxman Sivaramakrishnan India1983–1987 India Nimbus Sport
India BCCI
India Star Sports Tamil 2017–present
Australia Michael Slater New South Wales 1991–2001
Australia 1993–2001
England Channel 4 2001–2005[64]
England Sky Sports 2006
Australia ABC ?-?
Australia Channel 9 2006–2018[64]
Australia Channel 7 2018–present[64]
England Ed Smith Middlesex 2005-2008
Kent 1996-2004
England BBC (Test Match Special) 2012–2018[65]
New Zealand Iain Gallaway Otago 1946–1948 New Zealand Sports Roundup various media 1953-1992
New Zealand Ian Smith New Zealand 1980–1992 New Zealand Sky Sport Channel 4 1999-2003
Pakistan Aamer Sohail Lahore 1983–1999
Habib Bank Limited 1987–1992
Allied Bank Limited 1995–2001
Karachi 1998–1999
Lahore 2000–2001
Somerset 2001
Pakistan 1990–2000
United Arab Emirates Ten Sports 2001–present
Australia Keith Stackpole Victoria 1959-1974
Australia 1966-1974
Australia ABC ?-2005[66]
New Zealand Scott Styris New Zealand 2002– New Zealand ) 2006
India Star Sports 2018–present (Select Dugout)
England Graeme Swann Northamptonshire 1998-2004
Nottinghamshire 2005-2013
England BBC (Test Match Special) 2014–present[67]
England E. W. (Jim) Swanton (1907–2000) Middlesex 1937-8 England BBC Radio 1938–1956[3]
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1957–1975[3]
England BBC Television 1948–1967 [22]
England The Daily Telegraph 1946–1975
Barbados Donna Symmonds None Barbados Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation 1988–?
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1998–2000?[68]
Australia Mark Taylor New South Wales 1985–1999
Australia 1989–1999
Australia Channel 9 1999–present[69]
England Fred Trueman (1931–2006) Yorkshire 1949–1969
England 1952–1965
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1974–1999[70]
Australia Channel 9 1977–1978[71]
England Phil Tufnell Middlesex 1986–2002
England 1990–2001
England BBC (Test Match Special) 2003–present
England BBC Television 2020-present
England Michael Vaughan Yorkshire 1993–2009
England 1999–2008
England Channel 5 2009–2019
England BBC (Test Match Special) 2009–present[72]
Australia Fox sports 2018–present[73]
England BBC Television 2020-present
England Dudley Vernon None England BBC Television 1946–? [22]
New Zealand Bryan Waddle None New Zealand Radio New Zealand
New Zealand Radio Sport
Australia ABC ?-present
Australia Max Walker (1948–2016) Victoria 1969–1982
Australia 1972–1981
Australia ABC 1981–1985[74]
Australia Channel 9 1986–1991[75]
England Ian Ward Surrey 1992–2003
Sussex 2003–2005
England 2001
England Sky Sports 2003–present[76]
England Sir Pelham Warner (1873–1963) Oxford University 1894–1896
Middlesex 1894–1920
England BBC Radio 1927–?[28]
Australia Shane Warne Hampshire 2000–2007
Australia 1992–2006
Rajasthan Royals 2008–2010
Victoria 1990–2006
Australia Nine Network 2008–2018
England Sky Sports 2009–present[77]
India Star Sports 2013–present[78]
India BCCI 2012–present
Australia Fox Sports 2018–present[25]
Australia Len Watt None Australia Local radio, Sydney 1922 [e][3]
Australia ABC 1924–?[79]
Australia Mark Waugh New South Wales 1985–2004
Essez 1988–1989
Australia 1988–2002
Australia Channel 10 2013–2018[80]
Australia Fox sports 2018–present[73]
South Africa Kepler Wessels Queensland 1979–1986
Australia 1982–1985
South Africa 1992–94
Sussex 1976–1980
South Africa SuperSport (Super Cricket)
England Peter West (1920–2003) None England BBC Television 1952–1986[81][82]
England Arlo White None England BBC (Test Match Special) 2005–2008[83]
England Alan Wilkins Glamorgan 1975–1979, 1983
Gloucestershire 1980–1982
England BBC 1987–1998
India ESPN Star Sports 2000–present
England Bob Willis Surrey, Warwickshire 1969–1984
England 1971–1984
England Sky Sports
England John Woodcock None England The Guardian
England The Times
England Norman Yardley (1915–1989) Yorkshire 1935–1955
England 1938–1950
England BBC (Test Match Special) 1956–1969
Pakistan Waqar Younis Karachi, Lahore, Multan,
National Bank of Pakistan, Rawalpindi,
Redco Pakistan Ltd, United Bank Limited
1989–2003
Surrey 1990–1993
Glamorgan 1997–1998
Warwickshire 2003
Pakistan 1989–2003
United Arab Emirates TEN Sports 2010–present
Zimbabwe Dean du Plessis None United States ESPNcricinfo 2001–present

Partially revised 7 October 2019.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The Chappell brothers (Greg and Ian) are grandsons of Vic Richardson.
  2. ^ The idea of providing complete ball-by-ball coverage of a Test Match was conceived by Hudson whilst commentating with Fred Trueman on a county game at Scarborough in 1955, as a result of which Test Match Special went on air two years later.[34]
  3. ^ Also known as 'Mr Cricket' due to his encyclopedic knowledge of the game.
  4. ^ Often referred to using the nickname 'Bumble'.
  5. ^ The first ever broadcast coverage of a cricket match anywhere in the world – a testimonial game for Charles Bannerman (1851–1930) at the SCG between two teams from New South Wales[3]

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