ICC Announces Commentary Panel for T20 World Cup 2024

ICC Announces Commentary Panel for T20 World Cup 2024

The International Cricket Council (ICC) unveiled a star-studded commentary panel for the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, promising an unparalleled viewing experience for cricket fans globally.

The tournament will be hosted across nine locations in the USA and West Indies from June 1-29.

Leading the illustrious commentary team are cricketing stalwarts such as Ravi Shastri, Nasser Hussain, Ian Smith, Mel Jones, Harsha Bhogle, and Ian Bishop. Their vast experience and deep insights are set to enrich the viewing experience for fans.

The panel will also feature former ICC Men’s and Women’s T20 World Cup champions, bringing a wealth of knowledge about the modern game. This group includes Dinesh Karthik, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Samuel Badree, Carlos Brathwaite, Steve Smith, Aaron Finch, and Lisa Sthalekar. Their firsthand experience in high-pressure situations is expected to add valuable context and depth to the commentary.

Adding to the lineup, former 50-over World Cup winners such as Ricky Ponting, Sunil Gavaskar, Matthew Hayden, Ramiz Raja, Eoin Morgan, Tom Moody, and Wasim Akram will also provide expert analysis. Their insights, drawn from their own World Cup triumphs, will be invaluable.

Making his World Cup debut, American commentator James O’Brien, widely known as Jomboy, will aim to connect with American audiences, adding a fresh perspective to the commentary team.

The commentary panel also includes other big names like Dale Steyn, Graeme Smith, Michael Atherton, Waqar Younis, Simon Doull, Shaun Pollock, and Katey Martin. Renowned broadcasters Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Natalie Germanos, Danny Morrison, Alison Mitchell, Alan Wilkins, Brian Murgatroyd, Mike Haysman, Ian Ward, Athar Ali Khan, Russel Arnold, Niall O’Brien, Kass Naidoo, and former West Indies skipper Daren Ganga round out the team.

The ICC will provide extensive coverage throughout the 28 days of the tournament, including a pre-match show, an innings interval program, and a post-match wrap-up.

In an innovative move, building on the success of the vertical feed at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, ICC TV will introduce an AI-supported vertical feed for the T20 World Cup. This feature, produced in collaboration with Disney Star, Quidich Innovation Labs, and NEP, marks a world first for cricket broadcasting, enhancing the viewing experience with cutting-edge technology.