Commentary is one of the vital parts of any sport. Over the years, it has added sparkle to every viewer's experience. It would be very tough for all of us to watch a game if there were no commentators. In cricket, many commentators have played the game first, and now they provide their expert opinions and match analysis. Here is a list of the Top 10 best active cricket commentators.
10. Mike Haysman
Michael Haysman is an Australian international cricket commentator. Today, he is working for SuperSport, ESPN International, and Ten Sports. Fans enjoy his commentary a lot. Some of Mike Haysman's best words: "The artist have painted a wonderful picture today." (When Babar Azam scored a century against England.)
9. Danny Morrison
Daniel Morrison is a New Zealand cricket commentator and former cricket player. He is the best commentator for T20 cricket. He always wins everyone's heart by his style of explaining the game. Some of his best commentary words: “He has moose (moused?) that massive." “He has patted that downtown." “Boompha." He converts the sound of bat and ball into his words.
8. Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar is an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer. He does commentary in both English and Hindi languages. Sanjay is a perfect analyst and pitch reporter of the game. He sometimes creates controversies from his words. For example, in IPL 2017, he called Pollard "brainless." Later he confirmed that he said "range" instead. But in many ways, he is an excellent commentator.
7. Isa Guha
Isa Guha is an English cricket commentator, television and radio cricket broadcaster. She is a former England cricketer who played in the winning playing 11 of 2009 World Cup. She was voted as the best female cricket commentator in the world. Some of her best words: "Edges and taken, James Bracey with the catch and Taylor looks up at the sky." (in an England vs. New Zealand match.)
Michael Atherton is a broadcaster, journalist, and former England international first-class cricketer. He was one of the commentators in the 2011 World Cup. He has gained fame for his no-nonsense and humorous views on cricket. Some of his best works: “It is the England, but India has more support in the stadium, and the pitch is ultimately assisting your spinners. Says a lot about our hospitality, right? (in a match of England vs. India.)
5. Ian Smith
Ian Smith is a New Zealand cricket commentator and former wicket-keeper. He has become an iconic English commentator. Ian has worked on television commentary at many ICC events. Everyone appreciated his words in the World cup 2019 final. He described the last ball: "it’s Archer to Guptill. Two to win. Guptill’s going to push for it. They’ve got to go. It’s the throw got to go to the keeper’s end! HE’S GOT IT! England have won the World Cup by the barest of margins. By the barest of all margins. Absolute ecstasy for England, agony, agony for New Zealand.”
4. Simon Doull
Simon Doull is a New Zealand radio personality, commentator, and former international cricketer. He had been part of the commentary team for the IPL since the very beginning in 2008. Some of his best works: “Personality-wise, look wise, batting wise, I know who is trying to be. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to work out that he wants to be Kohli. A little way to go as far as the records are concerned." ( appreciating Kohli.)
3. Ian Bishop
Ian Bishop is a Trinidadian cricket commentator and former West Indies cricketer. He has played for ten years. He has a bold voice which can quickly bring goosebumps to anyone. His best words came in the World T20 2016 final when Carlos Brathwaite made West Indies win by his four consecutive sixes. His words: “Carlos Brathwaite! Remember the name. History for West Indies."
2. Nasser Hussain
Nasser Hussain is a British cricket commentator and former cricketer. He was the captain of the England cricket team from 1999 to 2003. Nasser can match his voice as per the match situation. His famous lines when Ben Stokes took an unbelievable catch in World Cup 2019:” Oh. No way, No, no way. You cannot do that, Ben Stokes! That is remarkable! That is one of the greatest catches of all time! You cannot do that!." And in the 2017 Champions Trophy final, after a catch of Virat Kohli was dropped, "Pakistan cricket at its best. One minute down, next minute up."
1. Harsha Bhogle
Harsha is an Indian cricket commentator and journalist. He is also known as 'The voice of cricket.' He speaks cricket. He was voted the favorite TV cricket commentator by Cricinfo users based on a worldwide poll. Some of his best quotes: “It’s been that kind of a day. Today he (Sehwag) can walk blindfolded across a busy highway and not get run over,’’– When Sehwag some reprieves during an ODI in New Zealand in 2003. And "Pujara is a classical musician in the era of Yo Yo Honey Singh,” when Pujara was batting slowly during a T20 match.