- Dec 11, 2023
- Jul 22, 2023
The list of commentators for the marquee tournament, ODI World Cup 2023, has been announced by the International Cricket Board. It has the names of some of the finest voices in the game of cricket as of date. The fans are already imagining the level of intensity the commentators can bring with their flavor of narration of the events unfolding. With the start of the practice matches of the tournament, the commentators started to make their appearances in the matches.
The list of the commentators for the tournament has some of the best names in the world like Ravi Shastri, Ian Smith, Nasser Hussain, Ian Bishop, Ricky Ponting, Mark Nicholas, Harsha Bhogle, Lisa Sthalekar, Ramiz Raja, Sunil Gavaskar, Matthew Hayden, Shaun Pollock, Anjum Chopra, Waqar Younis, Mike Atherton, Katey Martin, Athar Ali Khan, Russell Arnold, Natalie Germanos, Mark Howard and Ian Ward.
The list also has some of the cricketers who are still playing cricket or have recently retired from the sport like Dinesh Karthik, Samuel Badree, Dirk Nannes, Eoin Morgan, Aaron Finch, and Shane Watson. There are some seasoned commentators in the tournament like Harsha Bhogle, Ian Bishop, Mark Nicholas, Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Sanjay Manjrekar, Simon Doull, and others.
The commentary panel also has the legends of the game who have been part of the World Cup victories in the past like Ricky Ponting, Sunil Gavaskar, Matthew Hayden, and other greats of the game like Waqar Younis, Shaun Pollock, Nasser Hussain, Mike Atherton, Ian Bishop, Ravi Shastri and others. That forms a great team of analysts and experts of the game as well.
There are some fine names like Harsha Bhogle, Mark Nicholas, Russell Arnold, and others who have commentated on a lot of events for a long time. There are some of the women commentators as well like Katey Martin, Natalie Germanos, Anjum Chopra, and Lisa Sthalekar. The panel has a variety of faces as the commentators ranging from different periods. Many took part in the 2019 ODI World Cup in England as well.
Here’s how the fans reacted to the news –
Bhai vo EA sports wala commentator nhi hai kya
— Raja Babu (@GaurangBhardwa1) September 29, 2023
List of ICC panel of commentators for world Cup 🏆pic.twitter.com/haVpaQyz9s
— Extraa Cover (@ExtraaaCover) September 29, 2023
Gambhir nahi hai 😂
— Ankit Khanna (@ankit_khanna) September 29, 2023
Sack Gavaskar and Harsha else all are good.
— Mukul (@mukuljakhar07) September 29, 2023
Sunil Gavaskar – It’s an absolute Road here in Hyderabad.
Ramiz Raja – Last time almost 700 runs were scored with Gill scoring a 200. 🌞
— AHم AR〽️🎗️ (@Anonymous_56_Aa) September 29, 2023
Hume to Ambani ne loota Hotstar me kaha dum tha… pic.twitter.com/qeYcQFGidS
— The CrickFun (@TheCrickFun) September 29, 2023
My favorite commentator is Mumelelo Mbangwa
— Rambo (@sniggy1992) September 29, 2023
These commentators will increase the beauty of worldcup with their voices It’ll be awesome to listen to all of them
— Ghazanfar Ali (@Ghazanfar1125) September 29, 2023
Nasser Hussain and Harsha Bhogle my favourite 🤩
— Abdul Rafay 🇵🇰 (@rafayhassan17) September 29, 2023
Heart again want to listen… finish in off style 🇮🇳
— MOHAMMAD (@Mohammedptl_18) September 29, 2023