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Discussion in 'Cricket' started by peternorth, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Danger in Texas

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    I actually don’t think the team they’ve assembled is too bad. Lane and Mitchell will be superb with ball by ball, JB will be good too if he doesn’t spend too long with Flem and Slater

    Wonder who’s doing ball by ball for the BBL, Maher/Jim Wilson I guess?
     

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    Hope Tuffers is on full time he's absolutely hilarious.
     
  3. workhorse

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    Tuffers is great. I think both Seven and Fox have done a pretty good job. Diversity seems to be good, fresh faces we haven't heard/seen on TV for a long time/at all. I guess given the depths that Nine's coverage plunged to pretty much anything was going to be better. What I like is that having two options (albeit one behind a paywall) should make sure each station is kept relatively honest.
     
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    Off the top of my head - Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist, Isa Guha, Kerry O'Keefe, Brendan Julian, Mark Waugh, Mark Howard, Michael Vaughan, Ian Healy, Brett Lee, Alan Border, Andrew Symonds
     
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    This, they have 13 days alone where they’ll be covering a test match and a BBL match on the same day, including one day of the Day Night test where it will be running at the same time as a BBL game. When you consider the travel and that some of them are only on for certain tests, it’s no surprise just how many commentators they have
     
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    Also have the likes of Mike Hussey, Mel Jones, Harsha Bhogle, Russell Arnold.

    The likes of Mitch Johnson, Darren Lehmann, John Hastings commentated during the One Day Cup, could also see them join the box. IIRC Smith as well has been mentioned as doing some potential work
     
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    just from watching the WBBL, I conclude that Jason Richardson is awful.
     
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    Think he’s been on the horse racing coverage. Unfortunately I think he features a lot during the BBL

    Maher is better, and that’s saying a lot

    Hopefully Jim Wilson does a lot of the BBL hosting/ball by ball
     
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    Is it just me who doesn’t see the necessity of a ball-by-ball commentator for cricket on TV? Silence would be far more preferable when the expert commentators don’t feel the need to impart relevant analysis. It’s not like football or basketball where you need to be told which player has the ball etc.
     
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    I guess it’s be a bit like Mark Howard’s role on 10. Can provide some analysis, but mainly calls the action. Probably more relevant during the BBL
     
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    Have they said who's doing BBL and who's doing Test matches?
     

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    It did work for Ten during the BBL, tbf.

    Largely agree though.
     
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    In fairness I think a lot of the comms on that list are either doing BBL or hosting only. Then there's Chopra and Atapattu who are guest commentators, and I think Katich and Gillespie are only doing certain Tests.
     
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    IIRC the BBL/WBBL exclusive comms will be Hodge, Maher, Price, Richardson, Tufnell, Wilson and maybe Sthalekar.

    Lead Test comms (I think a lot of these will do BBL too) are Brayshaw, Lane, Mitchell, Atapattu (SL only), Blewett, Chopra (India only), Copeland, Fleming, Gillespie (Adelaide Test only IIRC), Katich (Sydney/Melbourne only IIRC), McGrath, Nannes, Ponting and Slater.

    In any case, I'm reasonably optimistic we won't need this thread for 7 so as long as we don't see all of Brayshaw, Fleming and Slater in the box at the same time.
     
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    I’ll give him a go he wasn’t awful on the Winter Olympic coverage.
     
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    It's not just you and I think this will blow up once people realise exactly what it is.
     
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    Brayshaw is trash, just waiting for “OH NO! FLEMO......he’s an absolute star.....Australia 0/0 after the first ball of the test match has been left alone by the batsman...Let’s go to Ash chewer for the speed gun result”
     
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    Hope Brayshaw does the BBL, he’d be suited for that perfectly. Wouldn’t be BT levels of over the top but adds excitement

    Not as suited to Test commentary but I’m optimistic, combos like him, Punter and Blewett would be nice
     
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    I'll be sticking with Foxtel purely for no ads.
     
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    Slater again. Awesome
     
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    Slats > Healy and Clarke at least

    Hopefully he’s bearable where there’s no boys club
     
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    Same archetype though. But yes - I share your hope. I reckon the combinations at 9 made the individuals worse than they actually were
     
  23. peternorth

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    Or warner
     
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    i can see a combo of Slater, Brayshaw, Jason Richardson and Fleming all trying to out do each other in the excitement stakes and becoming quite annoying, very, very quickly.
    on the other extreme, how did Gillespie get a gig? his boring monotone voice isn't suited to commentary, he was awful to listen to on the radio.
    also I don't think McGrath has got a commentary voice either really, but at least he's not a blowhard like some of the others.
    hopefully we get more of Ponting, Katich, Blewitt, Lane, Nannes, and more internationals, than we get of the blowhard types, so I can stay sane over the summer. but hey, no more Chappelli, Taylor and Healy and co all telling us how they would do it better, is gonna be good for us either way.
     
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    I think Gilly is brilliant
     
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