There is a plenty of buzz surrounding around the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) since it will mark the beginning of a new decade in the lucrative tournament and also for the very first time, cricket fans will experience viewing it with a different broadcaster – Star Sports.
In order to intensify the excitement, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday (March 4) selected a list of around 100 commentators for IPL 2018. As per the reports in Indian Express, only eight Indians have made it to the list in addition to 17 foreign commentators.
The much-awaited 11th edition of Indian Premier League will kick off from April 7, with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on returning franchise Chennai Super Kings at the iconic Wankhede Stadium.
Let’s have a look at the complete list of IPL commentators in different languages:
Harsha Bhogle, Simon Doull, Pommie Mbangwa, Sanjay Manjrekar, Danny Morrison, Michael Slater, Murali Kartik, Michael Vaughan, Ian Bishop, David Lloyd, Brett Lee, Graeme Smith, Matthew Hayden, Sunil Gavaskar, Mel Jones, Kevin Pietersen, Michael Clarke, Lisa Sthalekar, Isa Guha, Nasser Hussain and Rohan Gavaskar.
IPL Bangla commentary team
Ashok Dinda, Ranadeb Ranjit Bose, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Saradindu Mukherjee, G. Bhattacharya, P. Roy, Sourav Ganguly
IPL Kannada commentary team for Star Suvarna Plus
Sunil Joshi, Vijay Bharadwaj, Sujith Somasundar, Akhil Balachandra, Chandramouli Kanavi, GK Anil Kumar, Gundappa Vishwanath and Srinivas Murthy.
Telugu Commentary team for Star Maa Movies
Venkatapathi Raju, Venugopal Rao, Kalyan Krishna, C Venkatesh, Chandrasekhar and P. Sudheer Mahavadi
Tamil commentary team
Hemang Badani, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, VB Chandrasekhar, Subramaniam Badrinath, Abhinav Mukund, K V Sathyanarayanan
Hindi commentary panel
Aakash Chopra, Vivek Razdan, Nikhil Chopra, Jatin Sapru, VVS Laxman, Sunil Gavaskar, Irfan Pathan, Kapil Dev, Mohammad Kaif, Murali Kartik, RP Singh, Abhishek Nayar, Rajat Bhatia and Pragyan Ojha
World feed commentary team has 24 commentators
India: Sunil Gavaskar, Sanjay Manjrekar, Murali Kartik, Harsha Bhogle, L.Sivaramakrishnan, Rohan Gavaskar, Deep Das Gupta and Anjum Chopra
Zimbabwe: Mpumelelo Mbangwa
South Africa: Greame Smith
West Indies: Ian Bishop
Australia: Michael Slater, Brett Lee, Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke, Lisa Sthalekar, Melanie Jones
England: Michael Vaughan, David Lloyd, Kevin Pietersen, Nasser Hussain, Isha Guha
New Zealand: Simon Doull, Danny Morrison
(With inputs from Indian Express)