Broadcasters Star Sports has released a star-studded list of commentators for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar continues to remain absent from the list after his fall out with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The illustrious chart witnessed the names of Harsha Bhogle, Sunil Gavaskar, Ian Bishop, and Kevin Pietersen to name a few. Lisa Sthalekar and Anjum Chopra are two women commentators on the list. Sthalekar, an ICC Hall of Famer, has been part of IPL commentary panel in past. Chopra, the former India captain, is the voice of women’s cricket in India.
Sanjay Manjrekar snubbed from commentator’s list
On the other hand, Former India chief selectors Kris Srikkanth and MSK Prasad will be commentating in Tamil and Telugu, respectively. Former India assistant coach Sanjay Bangar is part of the Hindi commentary team.
Speaking about the Star Sports Select dugout, the list includes five overseas cricketers. They will be calling the game from the studio in Mumbai. The team will analyse the minute details of the game.
However, Sanjay Manjrekar continues to remain away from commentator’s list. Incidentally, the former cricketer has fallen off the radar for his controversial statements. Last month, Manjrekar had requested BCCI take him back as a commentator for the upcoming IPL but it has not worked.
List of English Commentators for IPL 2020
Ian Bishop, Simon Doull, Kumar Sangakkara, Harsha Bhogle, Sunil Gavaskar, Rohan Gavaskar, Deep Dasgupta, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Anjum Chopra, Murali Kartik, Mark Nicholas, Kevin Pietersen, JP Duminy, Lisa Sthalaker, Darren Ganga, Pommie Mbangwa, Micheal Slater, Danny Morrison
Commentators for Star Sports Select dugout in IPL 2020
Dean Jones, Scott Styris, Brain Lara, Brett Lee, Graeme Swann
List of Telegu Commentators for IPL 2020
M Anand Sri Krishna, Neha Matcha, Kaushik Nallan Chakravarthy, Ashish Reddy Ammana, Venkatapathi Raju, Venugopalarao Yalaka, MSK Prasad, and Kalyan Krishna Doddapaneni.
List of Tamil Commentators for IPL 2020
Muthuraman R, Radhakrishnan Sreenivasan, Bhavna Balakrishnan, K V Sathyanarayanan, RJ Balaji, Abhinav Mukund, S Ramesh, S Badrinath, Hemang Badani, and Krishnamachari Srikkanth.
List of Hindi Commentators for IPL 2020
Aakash Chopra, Irfan Pathan, Ashish Nehra, Jatin Sapru, Nikhil Chopra, Kiran More, Ajit Agarkar, and Sanjay Bangar