Cricket fever is about to hit its zenith as the ODI World Cup 2023 approaches. With the cricketing world eagerly anticipating this grand event, Star Sports India has left no stone unturned in assembling a dream team of commentators and presenters. In what can only be described as a cricketing constellation, 120 renowned voices will grace the commentary box in nine different languages, bringing the action of the ODI World Cup closer to fans than ever before.
The English commentary team
At the helm of the English commentary team, we find some of the most iconic voices in the cricketing world. The likes of Harsha Bhogle, Ian Bishop, Nasser Hussain, and Ravi Shastri will be joined by a stellar ensemble, including Ian Smith, Lisa Sthalekar, Dale Steyn, Ricky Ponting and many more.
Hindi commentary panel
For Hindi-speaking fans, the excitement is off the charts as Disney+ Hotstar brings a powerhouse team of commentators. From former cricketers like Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, and Irfan Pathan to the evergreen voices of Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar, the Hindi commentary panel also boasts a lineup that can decode the game like no other. Additionally, the inclusion of Imran Tahir is bound to add an intriguing twist to the commentary.
Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam commentary
Fans across India can enjoy the matches in their regional languages as well. Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, and Malayalam have their own panels packed with passionate commentators. From Pravin Tambe in Marathi to K Srikkanth in Tamil and Venugopalarao Yalaka in Telugu, the commentary in these languages will capture the essence of the game for local fans.
Complete list of commentary panel for the ODI World Cup 2023
English: Harsha Bhogle, Ian Bishop, Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Nasser Hussain, Simon Doull, Ian Smith, Lisa Sthalekar, Ian Ward, Eoin Morgan, Ramiz Raja, Dinesh Karthik, Dirk Nannes, Dale Steyn, Mark Howard, Shane Watson, Samuel Badree, Athar Ali Khan, Shaun Pollock, Russel Arnold, Roman G, Katey Martin, Ricky Ponting, Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Matthew Hayden, Sanjay Manjrekar, Michael Atherton, Aaron Finch, Anjum Chopra, Natalie Germanos, Waqar Younis, WV Raman, Mark Nicholas, Kass Naidoo
Hindi: Jatin Sapru, Amol Muzumdar, Deep Dasgupta, Sanjay Manjrekar, Padamjeet S, Rajat Bhatia, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan, Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Piyush Chawla, M Kaif, Sanjay Bangar, Mithali Raj, Imran Tahir
Tamil: K Srikkanth, Muthuraman R, Bhavna Balakrishnan, Sastika Rajendran, Gowtham Dhavamani, S Badrinath, Yomahesh Vijayakumar, S Ramesh, Vishnu Hariharan, Murali Vijay, Kv Sathyanarayanan, Balaji Patturaja, Russel Arnold, Hemang Badani
Malayalam: Vishnu Hariharan, Shiyas Mohammed, CM Deepak, Tinu Yohannan, S Sreesanth, Raiphi Gomez
Telugu: MSK Prasad, Vindhya Vishaka, M Anand Sri Krishna, Ravi Rakle, Kaushik Nc, Venugopalarao Yalaka, Kalyan Krishna D, Ashish Reddy, T Suman, Sasikanth Avulapalli, Rakesh Devareddy, Gnaneshwar Rao
Marathi: Amol Muzumdar, Pravin Tambe, Prasad Kshirsagar, Nilesh Natu, Sunil Vaidya, Aditya Tare, Lalchand Rajput, Sandeep Patil
Kannada: Vinay Kumar, Madhu Mailankody, Kiran Srinivasa, Roopesh Shetty, Vijay Bharadwaj, Bharath Chipli, Srinivasa Murthy P, Pavan Deshpande, Sunil Joshi, Akhil Balachandra, GRV, Gk Anil Kumar, Sumesh Goni, Shashank Suresh
Bengali: Arghya Bhattacharya, Priyam Ghose, Gautam B, Sanjay Banerjee, A Jhunjhunwala, Ashoke Dinda, Athar Ali Khan
Gujarati: Hemang Badani, Akash Trivedi, Manan Desai, Deep Vaidya, Nayan Mongia, Kirat Damani