The upcoming T20 World Cup, co-hosted by the USA and the West Indies, is set to captivate cricket fans worldwide not only with thrilling on-field action but also with an unparalleled commentary experience. The ICC has curated a star-studded commentary panel comprising cricketing legends and esteemed broadcasters to enhance the excitement of the tournament.

Leading this illustrious team are iconic figures such as former India coach Ravi Shastri and legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. They are joined by renowned names like Nasser Hussain, Ian Smith, Mel Jones, Harsha Bhogle, and Ian Bishop, each bringing their unique insights and expertise to the commentary panel.

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Adding further depth to the discussions are former T20 World Cup champions, including recently retired Dinesh Karthik, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Samuel Badree, Carlos Brathwaite, Steven Smith, Aaron Finch, and Lisa Sthalekar. Their firsthand experience of winning cricket’s shortest format will provide invaluable perspectives during the matches.

The commentary panel also boasts former 50-over World Cup winners like Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Ramiz Raja, Eoin Morgan, Tom Moody, and Wasim Akram, ensuring a wealth of knowledge and understanding of high-pressure cricket situations.

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In a bid to appeal to the native audience, American commentator James O’Brien, popularly known as Jomboy, will make his World Cup debut. His inclusion aims to provide a fresh, relatable perspective for new cricket fans in the USA, enriching the diversity of voices in the commentary panel.

Additionally, notable names such as Dale Steyn, Graeme Smith, Michael Atherton, Waqar Younis, Simon Doull, Shaun Pollock, and Katey Martin will further elevate the commentary panel with their expertise and analysis.

The ICC’s extensive coverage plans include a pre-match show, an innings interval program, and a post-match wrap-up, ensuring comprehensive coverage of the tournament’s 28-day duration.

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Furthermore, building on the success of the vertical feed introduced at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, ICC TV will debut an AI-supported vertical feed for this T20 World Cup, in collaboration with Disney Star, Quidich Innovation Labs, and NEP, marking a pioneering moment in cricket broadcasting.

By Ritik Sharma

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