Star Australian women cricketers Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry will feature in Fox Cricket’s commentary team for the upcoming men’s season. They will join an elite panel of commentators including names like Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist, Mel Jones, Isa Guha, Mark Waugh, Mike Hussey and Michael Vaughan. Fox Sports will broadcast all of Australia men’s and women’s matches, starting with Big Bash League.
Healy expressed her excitement on bagging the deal with Fox Sports. Healy who is the wife of Australian speedster Mitchell Starc said that monitoring his performance and commenting on it will be a tough job as a commentator.
“That’ll be interesting if that happens,” Healy said. “I’m obviously not a tall left-arm fast bowler so I can’t give him too many hints, but I do watch a lot of cricket and watch what works for him,” Healy told Cricket Australia.
“I’m sure he wouldn’t like me giving him opinions from the commentary box, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens.”
On the other hand, Perry was quite confident that Healy will do a great job as he speaks her mind and doesn't hide her opinions about the game.
“She’s got the gift of the gab and I’m sure she certainly wouldn’t hold back,” said Perry. “Mitch knows his place most of the time so I’m sure it’d be no different for the Australian public listening in.”
With Isha Guha and Melany Jones, two women commentators already working with Fox Sports things will be a little easy in the commentary box.
“You get a bit bored hearing the same opinions all the time and the women involved potentially look at the game a little bit differently to some of the men,” she said.
(Inputs from Cricketnext)