Who are the cricket commentators for the 2018/19 Australian summer?

The Australian summer of cricket promises to be a breath of
fresh air with fans treated to an improved and diverse range of
viewing options under Cricket Australia’s new $1.2 billion
broadcast deal.

For the television audience, two networks will fight for the
majority share as Fox Sports and Channel Seven go head-to-head on
coverage for the Tests and Big Bash League.

Channel Nine ended a four-decade long relationship with the game
in the biggest television sport shake-up in Australian history,
instead trading for the rights to the Australian Open with
Seven.

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Radio also lost a significant player in Triple M who made a
”commercial decision to pursue alternative summer programming”
after a two-year association with cricket.

But Crocmedia have entered the game, with SEN to broadcast men’s
Tests and Big Bash matches.

The changing dynamics has seen a fist-fight for the country’s
best commentators, as a number of high-profile stars form an
exciting competition of talent.

Sporting News has listed every commentator from
every broadcaster, also outlining the coverage on each
platform.

Fox Sports

Coverage

All men and women internationals including Tests, ODI and T20’s,
as well as every Big Bash fixture and 23 of the 59 WBBL matches

Commentators

Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Isa Guha, Mark Waugh, Kerry
O’Keeffe, Michael Vaughan, Mel Jones, Brett Lee, Mike Hussey, Allan
Border, Brendon Julian

Channel Seven

Coverage

All men’s Tests, all women’s Tests, ODI’s, T20’s, as well as 43
of the 59 Big Bash fixtures and a third of WBBL matches

Commentators

Ricky Ponting, Damien Fleming, Michael Slater, Glenn McGrath,
Alison Mitchell, Mel McLaughlin, James Brayshaw, Lisa Sthalekar,
Tim Lane, Abbey Gelmi, Greg Blewett, Simon Katich, Jason Gillespie,
Brad Hodge, Dirk Nannes, Trent Copeland

ABC

Coverage

All men’s and women’s internationals (Tests, ODI and T20), WBBL
matches, Prime Minister’s XI, Governor General’s XI

Commentators

Jim Maxwell, Andrew Moore, Harsha Bhogle, Alison Mitchell, Ed
Cowan, Mitch Johnson, Jason Gillespie

Macquarie Sports

Coverage

All men’s and women’s internationals, men’s Big Bash

Commentators

Darren Lehmann, Ian Chappell, Glenn McGrath, Mike Hussey, Carl
Rackemann, Tom Moody, John Emburey, Brad Hodge, Karl Langdon, Julia
Price, Sarah Aley, Holly Ferling, Kristen Beams, Alex Blackwell,
Bruce Eva, Tim Lane, David Morrow and Mat Thompson.

SEN

Coverage

All Men’s Tests and men’s Big Bash games

Commentators

Gerard Whateley, Damien Flemming, Simon Katich, Anthony Hudson,
Mel Jones, Lisa Sthalekar, Doug Bollinger, Aakash Chopra, Ryan
Harris, Jack Heverin, Liam Pickering

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