The IPL 2023 is scheduled to begin on March 31 with defending champions Gujarat Titans taking on four-time champs Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi stadium, and ahead of this clash, official TV broadcasters Star Sports have announced the commentary panel in various languages.
The broadcast giants have guaranteed coverage in 9 languages, with experts commentating in all languages. The likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Imran Tahir, Matthew Hayden, and Virender Sehwag headline the team, with Ravi Shastri and Harsha Bhogle being the big misses.
This will be the first time Star Sports will be sharing media rights after Viacom18 bagged the digital rights for the IPL. JioCinema roped in MS Dhoni and Suryakumar Yadav as brand ambassadors, while Star Sports got in Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma for their campaign.
The English commentary team features legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Jacques Kallis, Matthew Hayden, Tom Moody, and England’s first T20 World Cup-winning captain Paul Collingwood amongst others.
The Hindi commentary team will have the likes of Virender Sehwag, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mithali Raj, Irfan Pathan, and Yusuf Pathan to name a few.
Here is the comprehensive list of the IPL 2023 commentary panel in all 9 languages:
English: Sunil Gavaskar, Jacques Kallis, Matthew Hayden, Kevin Pietersen, Aaron Finch, Tom
Moody, Paul Collingwood, Daniel Vettori, Daniel Morrison, David Hussey
Hindi: Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Mithali Raj, Mohd Kaif,
Sanjay Manjrekar, Imran Tahir, Deep Dasgupta, Ajay Mehra, Padamjeet Sehrawat, Jatin Sapru
Tamil: K Srikkanth, S Badrinath, Lakshmipathi Balaji, S Ramesh, Murali Vijay, RJ Balaji, Yo Mahesh, Muthuraman R, KV Sathyanarayanan, Thirush Kamini
Telugu: MSK Prasad, Venugopal Rao, T Suman, Kalyan Krishna D, Ashish Reddy, Kaushik NC, Anchor
Kannada: Vijay Bharadwaj, Srinivasa Murthy P, Bharath Chipli, Pavan Deshpande, Akhil Balachandra, GK Anil Kumar, Sumesh Goni, Gundappa Vishwanath, Roopesh Shetty
Marathi: Amol Muzumdar, Sandeep Patil, Aditya Tare, Nilesh Natu, Prasad Kshirsagar
Malayalam: Sreesanth, Tinu Yohannan, Shiyas Mohammad, Vishnu Hariharan
Gujarati: Manan Desai, Akash Trivedi, Nayan Mongia
Bangla: Ashoke Dinda, RJ Varun Kaushik, Pradip Roy, Pallab Basu, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala
(Hindustan Times inputs)