Commentators in WTC Final 2021: ICC had announced a star-studded eight-member commentary panel for WTC Final 2021 earlier this week.
Perspective around Test cricket could change for the good permanently after the imminent final match of the ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand in Southampton.
Scheduled to begin tomorrow, the iconic match will bring an end to a two-year long cricket tournament which had commenced with Ashes 2019.
India, who announced their Playing XI on the eve of the match, have included arguably their most-balanced set of players for an overseas Test. New Zealand, on the other hand, are yet to finalize their combination.
Considering the prevailing inclement weather in Southampton, it wouldn’t be a surprise if fans don’t have a full 90-over day at the Ageas Bowl on Friday. In such a situation, the already scheduled sixth day will come into play to cover the loss of overs not just on Day 1 but also throughout the year.
Commentators in WTC Final 2021
A star-studded eight-member commentary panel will come in handy for the viewers around the globe especially if rain plays spoilsport in this match. ICC (International Cricket Council) appears to have made it a point to left no stone unturned for the viewers to relish the experience of watching this historic event.
Former England captains in Michael Atherton and Hussain, who were part of Sky Sports’ commentary panel for the recently concluded Test series between England and New Zealand, will also be playing a significant role while calling the game from tomorrow.
In addition to the English pair, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar and veteran wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik will also be seen working as commentators in the Test Championship final.
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— DK (@DineshKarthik) June 8, 2021
While Gavaskar has successfully managed to transfer his legendary status from that of a player to a commentator, Karthik is a rookie to this field who had gained popularity while working for Sky Sports during England’s tour of India 2021.
Apart from the English and Indian pairs, four other commentators namely former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop, former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull, former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara and former England Women’s pacer Isa Guha will also be working as commentators for this match.
Similar to Atherton and Hussain, Doull was also part of Sky’ commentary team and will be the only one from New Zealand as far as calling the game is concerned.