BBC Test Match Special Cricket Commentators: As many as five former international cricketers are part of a nine-member team.
Originally scheduled to be played in March 2020, England’s tour of Sri Lanka will finally begin from January 14 at the Galle International Stadium.
The two-match Test series will be the first time when Sri Lanka will host international cricket since the COVID-19 pandemic. It is worth mentioning that they had most recently successfully organized the inaugural season of the Lanka Premier League.
The Test series will also commence a daunting 2021 for England where they are expected to play a large amount of Test cricket starting with seven Test matches in Sri Lanka and India.
Sri Lanka, whose last Test match and Test series victory against England had come way back in 2014, would be keen to make amends especially whilst playing at home. The visitors, on the other hand, would want to take confidence from their 3-0 series whitewash in the island nation just over a couple of years ago.
BBC Test Match Special Cricket Commentators
While the Test series will be available for television and online viewing in England on Sky Sports, BBC Test Match Special have earned the exclusive rights of radio commentary.
Former England captain in Michael Vaughan and Sir Alastair Cook, who were present in Test Match Special’s commentary team during the English summer as well, will continue in similar roles from Thursday.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 12, 2021
Apart from Vaughan and Cook, TMS’ team will also comprise of former cricketers such as Russel Arnold, Phil Tufnell and Ebony Rainford-Brent. Jonathan Agnew, Simon Mann, Daniel Norcross and Andy Zaltzman will complete a nine-member Test Match Special commentary panel for England’s tour of Sri Lanka 2021.
Test Match Special’s commentary will be available on 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC Sounds.