Top cricket commentators

Bill Lawry
1. Before Bill Lawry pledged his commitments to commentating on radio, he was engaged to cricket as a player. Bill Lawry played for Australia during the 1960s. His test match record speaks of 5234 runs from 67 matches.

During his cricketing days Bill Lawry was criticized for lifeless batting, but when he took up commentating after his retirement, he made sure not a shadow of the past criticism verged on his new vocation. Bill Lawry was funny as a commentator and had a unique style of his own.Bill Lawry moved from radio commentary to commentating for Channel 9. Bill Lawrys rather distinctive style has been regularly mimicked in the Twelfth Man series.Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Bill Lawry and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Brian Johnston
2. Johnners, as he known to his friends, Brian Johnston was educated at Eton and later Oxford. Before he joined BBC in January 1946, Brian Johnston had already served with the Grenadier Guards.Brian Johnstons debut as a cricket commentator came in the test match involving England and India in June 1946. In 1963 he went a step further and became the BBC cricket correspondent.

In 1970 Brian Johnston found himself out of the TV Commentator team but had the assurance of featuring regularly as a par of the Test Match Special TMS radio team. Upon retiring from TMS in 1972, Brian Johnston continued his love for commentating as a freelance commentator. Brain Johnston died on January 5, 1994 at the age of 82. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Brian Johnston and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Geoffrey Boycott
3. Geoffrey Boycott, the famous former England captain is today of the most popular cricket commentators. His career as a cricket commentator has almost been as colorful and diverse as his cricketing career. From being one of the most famous commentators, to getting sacked following a court conviction, to fighting throat cancer and returning to the commentary scene, Boycott has done it all.

Geoffrey Boycott is known for his unique style of commentary. He never spares any player for a missed opportunity and is bitingly sarcastic in his commentary. This is, however, often very amusing for the audience who specially enjoy hearing about the various ways in which his mum could have bettered the performances of the players. Geoffrey Boycott has had the honor of being associated with some of the biggest television channels and radio stations in the world. He has joined the likes of legendary commentators like Richie Benaud and Sunil Gavaskar and is today one of the most famous cricket commentators in the world. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Geoffrey Boycott and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Karunaratne Abeysekera
4. Karunaratne Abeysekera was the pioneer of Sinhala cricket commentary on radio. He remains as one of the greatest cricket commentators ever and he had a big contribution towards making cricket popular in Sri Lanka. He improvised and made his commentary more interesting.

An iconic broadcaster of Sri Lanka, Karunaratne Abeysekera is one of the most respected and famous radio cricket commentators.Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Karunaratne Abeysekera and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Jonathan Agnew
5. Jonathan Agnew is a commentator who is much respected in the field of cricket commentary in spite of the fact that he had a brief career as a cricketer himself. Jonathan Agnew played just 3 Tests and 3 ODIs for England. He was into journalism from the time he was playing itself and so made a smooth transition into commentary.

He has been associated with BBC and is generally regarded as a cheerful and lively commentator. Popularly known as Aggers, a particular piece of his commentary that he delivered in 1991 during an England West Indies Test match has been voted by BBC Radio 5 Live as the greatest commentary ever. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Jonathan Agnew and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Nasser Hussain
6. These days the smile that seems to flash from Nasser Hussains cheerful face looks genuine; he has after all every reason to be happy. If playing for England for nearly fourteen years and being called the best England captain since Mike Brearley are not reasons enough to be upbeat then there is the added joy being accepted as a good commentator too. Nasser Hussain has embarked on a new career path, though not without any remarkable departure from his previous one. He has been signed up by Sky Sports as a cricket commentator.

To many, Nasser Hussain was a thoughtful cricketer, and a captain who was never caught short of ideas. Nasser Hussain brings into the commentary box his thoughts and ideas, which are articulated in the most cogent of manners. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Nasser Hussain and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Paul Allott
7. Paul Allot is a former English cricketer who is now a famous cricket commentator. Allot found more popularity with his second career as a commentator than he did with cricket. He is a regular on Sky TV and is considered by many as a top class commentator. His insightful and analytical comments are much appreciated. Also, being a former cricketer, he has first hand experience to back his commentary up.

Apart from being a commentator, a job he took up after retiring from cricket, he is also on the committee of the Lancashire County Cricket Club. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Paul Allott and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Angus Fraser
8. Angus Fraser, the former England cricketer is a very famous cricket commentator today. He is associated with Sky Sports and Radio 5 and is a regular commentator during the England Tests. He is a famous commentator and in the past couple of years he has gained immense popularity.

A striking feature of Angus Frasers commentary is his honesty. He is known to give some of the most unbiased and true opinions and thus is both loved and respected. His commentary is also entwined with a lot of humor and what the listeners particularly enjoy are his frequent narrations of his own experiences while playing. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Angus Fraser and other famous cricket commentators. .....

David Frith
9. David Frith is one of the most famous and respected cricket historians. He has worked extensively on cricket and his contribution towards the game is immense. Though he never played the game, his research has enabled cricket lovers all over the world to know more about the history of cricket and so on. .....
Dermot Reeve
10. Dermot Reeve was once a television commentator for Channel 4 until he was forced to quit following a disclosure of his cocaine addiction. Dermot Reeve had started as an international player for Hong Kong in 1982, before moving to England to play county cricket for Sussex. Later he moved to Warwickshire, which he captained for many seasons. Dermot Reeves all round skills won him a berth in the England side for 3 test matches and 29 ODIs.

Dermot Reeve joined Sky Sports in 1994 as commenator with outright views. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Dermot Reeve and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Don Mosey
11. Don Moseys twenty years of commentating for BBCs Test Match Special, earned him scores of fans, fame, friends and a nickname Alderman. Don Mosey joined BBC in 1974, prior to which he worked as a journalist for The Daily Mail and Daily Express, before becoming a radio sports producer in Manchester.

Don Mosey shared the microphone with some of the best people in the business like Brian Johnston, John Arlott and Christopher Martin Jenkins. Don Mosey earned everyones admiration through his unwavering professionalism. Don Mosey traveled with the touring England on four occasions. Besides being a broadcaster, Don Mosey was also a prolific writer. He authored many books and also acted as a ghostwriter for many cricketers like Ray Illingworth, Geoffrey Boycott. Don Mosey died on 12 August 1999. He was aged 74. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Don Mosey and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Farokh Engineer
12. Farokh Engineer was probably the best Indian wicketkeeper. He played over 40 Tests for India and was also considered to be a very stylish batsman. After retiring from cricket, he took up commentary and was often seen along side the other experts in the commentary box. His thoughtful insights and analytical comments made him popular as a commentator, and though his career as a commentator was short lived, it was famous nevertheless. .....
Graeme Foxy Fowler
13. Graeme Foxy Fowler was a former English batsman, and now is a famous cricket commentator. He does most of his commentary on radio. He has a very unique style of commentating and is known to be brash and extremely bold. His commentary is hard hitting, and that makes him a very popular cricket commentator. .....
Johnnie Moyes
14. The closest Johnnie Moyes ever came to playing a test match for Australia was in 1914, when he was picked for the tour to South Africa: then war came and the tour got cancelled. After a brief service in the war that brought him a military cross, Johnnie Moyes started as an editor of a leading newspaper in Sydney. It was in 1950 that Johnnie Moyes embarked on a career that was to bring him fame and money. He joined ABC as a commentator in that year.

Johnnie Moyes splashed his commentary with the brightness of his exuberance and painted a picture so vivid for his listeners. Apart from cricket commentary, writing remained a passion for Johnnie Moyes. He has written on many Australian Cricketers and also a comprehensive history of Australian Cricket. Johnnie Moyes received MBE for his service to cricket. He died on 18th January 1963 at the age of 70. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Johnnie Moyes and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Kerry OKeeffe
15. Kerry OKeeffes test career might have ended in the most disappointing manner, but he has made all the amends for it with his second career as a commentator. Kerry OKeeffe played 24 test matches for Australia and would have sunk into oblivion imposed upon most failed cricketers had broadcasting not resurrected him. To many, Kerry OKeeffe was tailor made for media. Extremely witty and mischievous humor could not have been better supplemented by knowledge in the game.

Kerry OKeeffe is commentator on ABC Radio. He also lends his voice to Nine Network once in a while. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Kerry OKeeffe and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Mark Nicholas
16. Mark Nicholas cricketing career was not something one could describe as great, though was amongst the most talented players in England who never played for the national side. Mark Nicholas played county cricket for Hampshire and captained it for many seasons. After his retirement, Mark Nicholas joined Sky Sports as a commentator. His polished bearings and clear thoughts probably accounting for it, he achieved the transition from a cricketer to broadcaster with greatest of ease. Mark Nicholas anchored almost all of Channel 4s cricket coverage from 1999 2005.

In 2006, Mark Nicholas was seen covering Australian Nine Networks presentation of 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Mark Nicholas contributes to The Daily Telegraph with weekly columns. Recently, Mark Nicholas was offered to join Five TV to do their coverage English Cricket from 2006 10. Mark Nicholas has won the prestigious award of the Sports Presenter of the Year in 2001 by the Royal Television Society. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Mark Nicholas and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Matthew Engel
17. Matthew Engel is one of the most respected sports journalists of England. He has been writing for The Guardian for many years. He has been an occasional cricket commentator as well. That apart, Matthew Engel has authored some books and is famous as the editor the Wisden Cricketers Almanack. .....
Mike Gatting
18. Mike Gatting, the famous former English captain, may have had a very controversial career as a cricketer, but his popularity as a cricket commentator is huge. He took to commentary soon after his retirement from cricket in 1998. Mike Gatting has been associated with a number of television and radio channels and is today a famous cricket commentator.

Mike Gattings commentary is often interlaced with humor, and his love for food is a frequent topic. He and his colleagues regularly joke about it and it makes the commentary both light and enjoyable for the listeners. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Mike Gatting and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Norton Pereira
19. Norton Pereira played domestic cricket in Sri Lanka in the 1950s. He was highly rated all rounder. Norton Pereira joined as a broadcaster with Radio Ceylon and gained grea popularity. In his capacity as a commentator Norton Pereira covered both international as well domestic matches. .....
Sunil Gavaskar
20. The legendary Indian batsman, Sunil Gavaskar has been one of the finest cricketers of the country. As a cricketer, his popularity knew no limits and as a commentator today, the case stands quite similar. He has been a commentator for many years now and once a master blaster on the cricket field, he is now a master of the commentary box. Sunil Gavaskar has been associated with some Asian media channels and is seen regularly commentating during matches played by India.

Sunil Gavaskars commentary has occasionally been controversial, yet liked by his fans. He gives an honest account of the happenings on field and seldom shies away from criticizing a bad performance. What makes his commentary even more popular is the combination of seriousness and lightheartedness. While he speaks in an authoritative tone a much expected trait of such a senior cricketer, he never fails to entertain the listener with his excerpts about his own playing experiences. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Sunil Gavaskar and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Bob Harvie
21. Bob Harvie is one of the most popular cricket commentators in Sri Lanka. He has been the voice of Radio Ceylon for many years and led their English commentary team. He later also did commentary for the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Company. He has joined ranks with the likes of other great Sri Lankan commentators like Norton Pereira and done commentary for a number of cricket matches. He is one of the most famous radio broadcasters of Sri Lanka. .....
Bob Willis
22. Bob Willis, the former English captain is a famous cricket commentator today. Though he has been shrouded in a lot of controversy, he remains a popular commentator. Bob Willis style of commentary has often been criticized and he has been accused of using less humor and more seriousness in his commentary. He has also been subject to a lot of flak for voicing his opinions about bringing about changes in the cricket scene in England. However, Willis is a respected cricket commentator today, in spite of all this and has managed to win many fans across the world.

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Bryan Waddle
23. Bryan Waddle is a New Zealand born broadcaster for Radio Sport. He has also been seen commentating for BBCs Test Match Special.Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Bryan Waddle and other famous cricket commentators. .....
David Gower
24. David Gower was one of the greatest English batsmen of all time. He was a masterful stroke player and made it almost a habit to score big runs. He was immensely popular and since his retirement from the game, he has become as popular a cricket commentator. David Gower today is one of the most famous cricket commentators. He has been a very popular television personality and apart from commentary has been featured on a number of other shows connected to cricket. He has been associated with BBC for many years and more recently with Sky Sports.

From playing the game to doing commentary for cricket, David Gower has made a smooth transition and such is his popularity today as a broadcaster that many think his stint as a cricketer was like a training course for his second career. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on David Gower and the other famous cricket commentators. .....

E W Swanton
25. E.W. Swanton was born of a stockbroker in Forest Hill, London on 11 February 1907. For 30 years E.W. Swantons fruity voice brought alive the images of cricket matches on BBC radio; he remained a sports journalist for The Daily Telegraph for as many years. E.W. Swanton was an integral part of BBCs Test Match Special.

E.W. Swanton brief cricketing career with Middlesex ended with 3 matches. A string of dismal batting performances caused a irrevocable rupture on his career, but his love for the game survived, cocooned safely inside his heart. After the Second World War, during which he served in the Bedfordshire Yeomanry, E.W. Swanton chose to be a cricket correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. Known to be a prolific writer, E.W. Swanton is credited to have authored over 20 books. In 1965, E.W. Swanton was awarded the OBE and almost thirty years later in 1994, he got the CBE. E.W. Swanton died on 22 January 2000. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on E.W. Swanton and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Fred Trueman
26. Popularly known to the cricketing world as the Fiery Fred, Fred Trueman was the first bowler in the history of test cricket to take three hundred wickets. If praises were coins, Fred Trueman would have been a billionaire, the like of Sir Garfield Sobers considered Fred Trueman to be one of the best fast bowlers he has ever faced.

Fred Trueman was uninhibited about expressing his dislike for the modern changes in game. He carried his strong views to his commentator chair when he joined BBC in the 1970s. His favorite phrase to capture what according to him was a case of chaotic modern cricket was I dont know what is happening out there. Fred Trueman was a respected summariser and a broadcaster for BBC Test Match Special. Fred Trueman was made the OBE in 1989. He breathed his last on July 1 2006. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Fred Trueman and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Graham Gooch
27. Graham Gooch, the former English captain is one of the top run scorers of all time. He was a prolific batsman who mastered all the shots in the book and seldom fell short of scoring the big runs. He was also a very successful captain, a coach and a selector for the England national team. He had a long and illustrious career that spanned for nearly 30 years. Gooch was involved in a few controversies, but that in no way took away from him his class as a cricketer and his popularity as one of Englands cricketing legends.

Since his retirement, Gooch has been involved in a lot of activities that range from coaching to endorsements. He is also an occasional commentator and quite a famous one too. He is especially popular for his wit, which comes as a surprise to many, as he was generally considered to be a serious batsman who rarely smiled. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Graham Gooch and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Ian Healy
28. Ian Healy, the former Australia wicketkeeper had won many fans as a brilliant cricketer. However, when his cricket career coming to an end, his fan following did not and he just seemed to carry his popularity into the commentary box. Since retirement, Ian Healy has taken up the commentators job and today is a very famous cricket commentator.

Ian Healy is widely considered as Australias most successful wicketkeeper. Thus, as a person so enriched in cricketing genius, Ian Healy is a natural in the commentary box. His analytic style is much appreciated. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Ian Healy and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Lucien Wijeysinghe
29. Lucien Wijeysinghe is a Sri Lankan commentator. He is heard on Radio Ceylon and Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

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Mark Taylor
30. Mark Taylor captained Australia for over five years from 1994 1999. Taking the reins of the team from Allan Border, Mark Taylor took the Australian to a great height. He played in 104 test matches for Australia and at the time he retired in 1999, he had a respectable average of 43.49. Mark Taylor came forward as a cool headed captain, who maintained a cheerful disposition no matter the circumstances. .....
Michael Holding
31. Michael Holding, the former great West Indian fast bowler, is today regarded as one of the best cricket commentators in world. From being an immensely famous cricketer to an immensely popular cricket commentator, Michael Holding has done it all. He took to commentary soon after his retirement from cricket and joined the likes of Richie Benaud and Sunil Gavaskar in the commentary box. .....
Mike Selvey
32. In spite of an impressive debut, Mike Selveys test career did not go beyond three test matches for England. He was a prolific wicket taker in the domestic circuit and finished his first class career with a tally of 772 wickets. He started with Surrey, played for Cambridge University, and then moved to Middlesex before finally ending his career as the captain of Glamorgan. .....
Navjot Singh Sidhu
33. Many believe that the popularity Navjot Singh Sidhu has achieved as a commentator far exceeds what he had achieved in his 15 years of test cricket. Navjot Singh Sidhu is one of the most popular faces on television today and has provoked plenty of jokes that center around him. Navjot Singh Sidhu is known especially for his one liners that are always delivered at the most opportune moments. These wise one liners have been termed as Sidhuisms. Some of the famous Sidhuisms are As a test cricketer for India, Navjot Singh Sidhu went on to play 51 test matches and 136 ODIs. Navjot Singh Sidhu earned the nickname of a Sixer Sidhu for his knack of hitting the spinners for sixers. He played mostly as an opening batsman and scored 3202 runs in test matches at an average of 42.13.

Navjot Singh Sidhus commentaries are liked particularly for their outspokenness. In 2003, things went a trifle overboard when Navjot Singh Sidhu allegedly used expletives in the commentary box. Consequently, his contract with ESPN Star Sports was brought to a close. Later Navjot Singh Sidhu moved to Ten Sports. Navjot Singh Sidhus ever increasing popularity could never have been contained by the smallness of a commentary box, he now appears on number of programmes on television that are far removed from cricket. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Navjot Singh Sidhu and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Peter West
34. Peter West embarked on his relationship with BBC in 1947; the journey lasted for 40 long years. An indispensable part of BBCs coverage team, apart from cricket Peter West commented on almost all sporting activities like rugby, football, tennis and the Olympic game.Other than being a broadcaster for the BBC, Peter West also worked as a correspondent for The Times as well as The Daily Telegraph. Peter West died in 2003 at the age of 83. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Peter West and other famous cricket commentators. .....
Ravi Shastri
35. Ravi Shastri is one of the popular commentators seen on television these days. His comments are clear and crisp and often punctuated with witty remarks. Ravi Shastri is seen mostly on ESPN Star sports channel. Ravi Shastris test career was quite an eventful one. In a career that lasted over ten years, Ravi Shastri reached the utmost height that any test cricketer would aspire to and also at the same time discovered that success is always a double edged sword. Ravi Shastri was presented the Champions of the Champions award in the World Championship of Cricket in Australia in 1985.

For a player who started as a specialist bowler, Ravi Shastri went on to open the innings for India and achieved great success. In the 80 test matches that he played, Ravi Shastri scored 3830 runs and took 151 wickets. Ravi Shastris first appeared as a commentator in the World Masters Tournament in Mumbai in1995. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Ravi Shastri and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Simon Hughes
36. Simon Hughes a former county cricketer is today a respected journalist and cricket commentator. He has been writing for The Independent and The Daily Telegraph for many years now and has also authored a number of books. He has been associated with Channel 4, BBC and other Five and has done commentary for these networks regularly. The son of actor Peter Hughes and brother of historian Bettany Hughes, this broadcaster from England is one of the most famous names in cricket commentary today. .....
Tony Greig
37. Tony Greig, the former England cricketer, is today a famous cricket commentator. He has been commentating for a long time and though controversial at times, he is a much loved and famous cricket commentator today. Tony Greig was also famous for having helped Kerry Packer during the World Series Cricket. Packer was so indebted to Greig that he offered him a lifetime job as a commentator on Packers Nine Network. So, soon after leaving the game Tony Greig took up the job as commentator and ever since has been one of the most sought after cricket commentators. He has also been associated with the British network, Channel Four. .....
Alan McGilvray
38. Alan McGilvray was one of most celebrated commentators of his time. How many people receive an MBE, like he did in 1974 and an Order of Australia in 1980, for simply speaking on the radio? Alan McGilvray, as a commentator, brought before the people glued to their radio sets to listen to his commentary, a vicarious pleasure of watching a cricket match live. Alan McGilvrays commentary brought alive the moving bodies on the cricket outfield in the minds of his listeners. .....
Christopher Martin Jenkins
39. Christopher Martin Jenkins first brush with competitive cricket came when in Cambridge he captained Cambride University Crusaders. After obtaining an Honours Degree in Historyin 1967, Christopher Martin Jenkins joined as a deputy Editor for a cricket magazine, besides doing free lance for Daily Mail and BBC.Three years later, Christopher Martin Jenkins joined BBC to become a Sports Broadcaster and only a year later became BBCs cricket correspondent. Christopher Martin Jenkins awarded the coveted Benedictine Sporting After Dinner Speaker of the Year. Christopher Martin Jenkins has authored many books on cricket, some of them being CC in West Indies 1974; Assault On The Ashes MCC in Australia 1974 5;The Jubilee Tests 1977; In Defence of The Ashes 1979 80. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Christopher Martin Jenkins and other famous cricket commentators. .....
David Lloyd
40. Even as a cricketer, David Lloyd was known for his witty one liners that continued to regale English cricket even in his capacity as the coach of the England team. David Lloyd showed immense potential as a cricketer, which is starkly belied by his only nine test match appearances. After his retirement in 1985, David Lloyd tried his hand briefly at umpiring and then radio commentating, before taking up coaching.

David Lloyd style of functioning as a coach did not go too happily with few others in the management. David Lloyd quit coaching after the 1999 World Cup and took up commentating with Sky TV. David Lloyd is now an acclaimed cricket pundit and his expert views and comments are well received by the cricket lovers all over. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on David Lloyd and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Glenn Mitchell
41. Glenn Mitchell has been with ABC Radio Sport since January 1990. As a commentator for ABC Radio, Glenn Mitchell had to extend his commentary far beyond cricket. He covered the 1996 and 2000 Olympics as a cycling commentator. He has also done the coverage for cycling and track and field events.

Not to impugn Glenn Mitchells reputation as a wonderful commentator, many feel that he is at his best when he commentates for cricket. Glenn Mitchell covers Australias overseas tour as well as international matches. Glenn Mitchell is at present the Executive Producer, Sport for ABC Western Australia. In Nov 2000 Glenn Mitchell was recently awarded the Australian Sports Medal by the Governor General of Australia. Glenn Mitchell has authored a book titled Pursuing Excellence. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Glenn Mitchell and other famous cricket commentators. .....

Greg Chappell
42. Greg Chappell was a former Australia captain. With a stupendous career behind him, Greg Chappell chose to remain associated with the game and so took up coaching and commentary. He is currently the coach of the Indian Cricket Team, and has in the past coached South Australia. .....
Harsha Bhogle
43. A respected journalist, a top end sports presenter, a quizmaster and an immensely famous cricket commentator that is Harsha Bhogle! He began commentating from the age of eighteen and has been one of the most sought after cricket commentators in India in the recent past. .....
Henry Blofeld
44. Probably one of the most loved cricket commentators of modern times, Henry Blofeld had a long and successful career as a cricket commentator. An unfortunate accident in his youth cut short his promising career as a cricket player, but it did not deter him from picking up the microphone.Henry Blofeld worked with BBC Radio for many years and it was during this time that he achieved immense popularity. Though he was known to make many mistakes, mixing up players names, and was at times at loss of words, he was very famous. The listeners particularly liked his references to objects like birds, trains, airplanes and helicopters anything that flew overhead or passed by. In 2003, Henry Blofeld was awarded the OBE for his services to broadcasting. It was a much deserving honor for the man who, with his commentary, succeeded in making a special place for himself in the heart of every listener. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Henry Blofeld and other famous cricket commentators. .....
Howard Marshall
45. Cricket commentary of today owes an immeasurable lot to Howard Marshall for pioneering the ball to ball commentary. When Howard Marshall joined as a commentator for a radio in 1927, many expressed skepticism at the feasibility of finding ears willing to listen to commentaries on a game as slow as cricket. Howard Marshall had earlier received training in journalism and been alumnus of Oxford. He had a distinct manner of commentating, which some say was almost close to being conversational. .....
Ian Botham
46. Ian Botham, the former great English all rounder, turned to cricket commentary shortly after his retirement from the game and soon became a famous commentator as well. It was almost like his popularity was carried forward from one frame to the other, and he picked up cricket from where he had left off. Ian Botham is a very popular cricket commentator and a part of his popularity is due to the fact that his commentary is full of wit and humor. Apart from that, he is also a very good critic of the game and is known for making accurate judgments while commentating. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Ian Botham and other famous cricket commentators. .....
Ian Chappell
47. A swashbuckling batsman and former Australia captain, Ian Chappell is one of the most famous cricket commentators of today. He took up his second career as commentator after retiring from cricket and because of his close connection with the game, he has been one of the most analytical commentators. He is also known for being hard hitting and extremely critical of the players and teams. Ian Chappell does most of his commentary for Channel Nine in Australia. He has however been associated with some Asian sports channels as well. Apart from commentary, Ian Chappell has also some cricket shows on television. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Ian Chappell and the other famous cricket commentators. .....
Jim Maxwell
48. With well over 175 test matches to his credit, Jim Maxwell is quite understandably, a celebrity cricket commentator in Australia. Jim Maxwells long association with Australian Broadcasting Committee began in 1973 when he joined as a trainee. Since then he has covered many other sporting events apart from cricket, like Rugby, Golf, Showjumping and Table tennis.

Jim Maxwell has also covered three Olympics on radio. Besides being a seasoned commentator, Jim Maxwell has edited ABC Cricket magazine since 1988 and also authored many books on cricket. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Jim Maxwell and other famous cricket commentators. .....

John Arlott
49. As a commentator who was also a poet, John Arlott was a cricket commentator who was known for rendering some of the most memorable and poetic accounts of the action happening on the cricket field. He was a fine cricket journalist as well. He understood the game of cricket all to well and gave the audience a very analytical account, while maintaining the beautiful poetic touch all along. .....
Mike Atherton
50. Mike Atherton, the former England captain is today a famous cricket commentator. He took up commentary right after his retirement from cricket in 2001. Ever since, he has gained immense popularity as a commentator. He has regularly being commentating for the England matches, and travels with Channel 4 and BBC for the coverage of series featuring England and sometimes other countries as well. .....
Rameez Raja
51. Rameez Raja straddles the role of an important official in Pakistan Cricket Board and that of an interesting commentator with great ease. His good academic record explains his comfort in commentating in English. Apart from playing for Pakistan in 57 test matches, Rameez Raja has served as the Chief Executive Officer for PCB. .....
Rex Alston
52. Rex Alston, the legendary British radio presenter is also one of the all time greatest cricket commentators. He was a popular broadcaster and was loved for his youthful voice. Being a former headmaster, he also had an authoritative tone in his voice which made it all the more better. Rex Alston used to do commentary for rugby and tennis apart from cricket. But once his popularity caught on and the bigwigs at BBC Radio realized his talent for cricket commentary, he was made to do only that and covered many a historic matches. Some of his comments and descriptions are especially remembered, one of them being the description of the victory celebration of the West Indians after their first win over England, in 1950. .....
Richie Benaud
53. Affectionately called the Bradman of broadcasting, Richie Benaud is undoubtedly the most respected and experienced cricket commentator today. He is a veteran in the truest sense of the word and has been commentating ever since the mid 1960s. Richie Benaud began his career as a radio commentator with BBC, but gradually shifted to television. He worked in Britain for Channel 4 and was associated with England cricket commentary for a good 42 years and for over 500 Tests. This association was only recently broken when Channel 4 lost the broadcasting rights of the England cricket matches to Sky Sports. Richie Benaud has however not completely retired from his job as a commentator and will continue with Australias Channel 9. .....
Sanjay Manjrekar
54. Sanjay Manjrekar played 37 test matches for India. His technical perfection as a batsman had few doubters, so much so that one point of time he was even being likened to the great Sunil Gavaskar. Sanjay Manjrekar took up retirement in 1997 and slipped into the role of a television commentator. Sanjay Manjrekar can be seen covering matches on Ten Sports and Sony Set Max. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Sanjay Manjrekar and other famous cricket commentators. .....
Simon Mann
55. Hailing from Bristol, Simon Mann brings to Cricket commentary, his immense love for the game. Though he himself played nothing more than club cricket, his enthusiasm for the game is an easy compensation for his lack of hands on experience.Simon Mann began his career in BBC in 1990. He is now a part of the Test match Special TMS team. His first assignment in TMS took him to Zimbabwe with the touring England team. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Simon Mann and other famous cricket commentators. .....
Tony Cozier
56. Tony Cozier is one of the most respected and famous cricket commentators of today. He has been a well loved West Indian journalist for many years and his journalistic credibility aided his commentary. He is a former cricketer himself and played as a wicketkeeper for some Barbados clubs. .....
Tony Lewis
57. Tony Lewis had the rare distinction of captaining England on his debut. He went on to play nine test matches for England. Soon after he retired from international cricket in 1974, Tony Lewis moved on to the media. Many may argue, perhaps even successfully, that Tony Lewis found popularity, which had eluded him as a test cricketer. His pleasant looks and charming personality won him many fans for his cricket coverage for BBC. .....
Trevor Bailey
58. A former English cricketer, Trevor Bailey made a successful transition from the cricket filed to the commentary box. After retiring from international cricket, he continued to play for Essex. It was also at this time that he started work as a journalist and commentator. He gained popularity and soon was a regular on BBC Radio. He joined other commentary stalwarts like Brian Johnston and finished his career as a very successful and famous cricket commentator. Trevor Baileys commentary is specially remembered for the intelligent use of words and also for his ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the cricketers. .....
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Awards and Accolades. Padma Bhushan (1969) Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1989)Maharastra Bhushan Award (1997)Padma Vibhushan (1999)NTR National Award (1999)Bharat Ratna (2001)ANR National Award (2009)Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (1993) .....
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Not feeling very flush. You must plan your movements very carefully in Switzerland. Flushing the toilet after 10pm in an apartment building is illegal there. The Government curiously considered noise pollution to be more anti-social than olfactory pollution. Not sure we agr .....
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Good source of potassium. Yams are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps to control blood pressure. Since many people not only do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, but also consume high amounts of sodium as salt is frequently added to processed foods, they may .....
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