Amir Pelavin in cricket score, Sports, cricket May 21, 2020 · 2 min read · ~100

Best Cricket Commentators in the World

Best Cricket Commentators in the World

Watching cricket is no fun without good commentators present during the match. After retirement, many former cricketers pursued to become cricket commentators in order to show their continuous love for the sport. 


Let’s take a look at the best cricket commentators in the world who will spice up your day when you place your bets on cricket odds or when you watch cricket live: 


  • Michael Atherton


Michael Andrew Atherton is a former cricketer from England national cricket team and Lancashire County Cricket Club. He played as the opening batsman with a right-handed batting and right-arm leg break bowling style. 


During his time, he already became a captain of the national team at the age of 25 and has led 54 Test matches. 


Today, he is a renowned journalist and broadcaster who has been applauded for his outstanding analytical skills during a match. Many cricket fans watch out for his commentaries because he only gives well-balanced remarks without overwhelming opinions. 


  • Michael Holding


Being the great man that he is even before his retirement in cricket, Michael Anthony Holding is one of the most-sought cricket commentators nowadays. He has continued to live under his nickname ‘whispering death’ due to his exceptional opinions that mostly turn out right during cricket matches.


He played as the bowler for the West Indies national cricket team with a right-handed batting and a right-arm fast bowling style. He was recognized for his smooth and fast approach to the bowling crease.


Michael Holding is regarded as one of the best fast bowlers in the world and even at the age of 66, his legacy in cricket is still remembered until today. 


  • Ian Chappell


Known for being one of the greatest captains of all time, Ian Michael Chappell, also known as Chappelli, is now a radio commentator for Macquarie Sports Radio Cricket. 


Prior to his current job, he worked as a cricket commentator in Channel Nine from the 1980-1981 season until April 2018 and is known for his expert opinions in cricket matches. 


Ian Chappell played for Australia national cricket team and West End Redbacks as the top-order batsman with a right-handed batting and right-arm leg-spin bowling style and was the captain from 1971 to 1975. 


Coming from the bloodline of Australia’s former captain Victor York Richardson, his grandfather, Ian Chappell found his calling for cricket at an early age. Since he was five, the young boy was already given batting lessons with his brothers Gregory Stephen Chappell and Trevor Martin Chappell who were also both former Australian cricketers. 


  • Nasser Hussain


Nasser Hussain is one of the most respected voices in the world of cricket due to his valuable insights and opinions during a match. 


Hussain played for the England national cricket team as the batsman with a right-handed batting and right-arm leg break bowling style and he captained the team from 1999 to 2003. 


His 207 runs during the 1997 Ashes Test match held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground became the highest Test score at that time, in which the Wisden Cricketers Almanack called it ‘touched by genius’.


Nasse was also able to score more than 30,000 runs and 62 centuries in approximately 650 first-class and List-A cricket matches.


Similar to Ian Chappell, Nasser Hussain also came from a star-studded family, in which his father Jawad Hussain and his brother Mel Hussain were both famous former cricketers while his sister Benazir Hussain is a retired ballerina.


  • Ian Bishop


Many say that if you want to watch a cricket match intently with valuable cricket insights, then go for where Ian Raphael Bishop is.


He is a former cricketer who played for the West Indies national cricket team. Bishop played as the bowler with a right-handed batting and a right-arm fast bowling style. 


During his early years, he was renowned for acquiring 100 wickets in just 21 matches. His popularity continued to rise years later because of his excellent batting skills and talent for outswing. 


Don’t forget to watch out for these stellar commentators who will give you a whole new perspective in cricket. Stay tuned for the latest updates in Betwala and check out how cricket odds work, so you can start betting on your favourite cricket teams and players today.