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    Generally I liked the commentary and found it knowledgable at a lot of times.
    Having said that, I also found it a bit dusty (dry) at times - well - a lot of times tbh. Also I agree that a commentator should be knowledgable and should speak English well enough to be understood by all of the audience, he/she also is supposed to entertain just a tad and carry the vibe of the action on the field over to us poor fellows in front of the tv/radio.
    I missed that a bit so far. I won't comment on commentators from other countries, but Keppler Wessels is case in point for me. He is probably right up there as far as knowledge of the game is concerned - but boy, he talks you into a deep slumber, even after a hattrick...

    Also I don't like guys who fuel on hype only, a bit more of "excitement" (for want of a better word) would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longtom View Post
    I hope you ill cin read my iccent....
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Can't agree Kumble struggles with English. Of all the Asian comms who don't have English as their first language his command seems the most fluent to my English ears.

    I quite enjoy his understated, calm style. He needs a cheer leader beside him or it would become a bit too sonambulant, but his English seems first rate.

    Bhogle's is excellent as well, although he's obviously cut from a more excitable cloth than Anil. He does seem to have the same problem with English as a lot of Germans tho in that he can't pronounce the "v" sound; his "versus" & "very" become "wersus" and "wery".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Can't agree Kumble struggles with English. Of all the Asian comms who don't have English as their first language his command seems the most fluent to my English ears.

    I quite enjoy his understated, calm style. He needs a cheer leader beside him or it would become a bit too sonambulant, but his English seems first rate.

    Bhogle's is excellent as well, although he's obviously cut from a more excitable cloth than Anil. He does seem to have the same problem with English as a lot of Germans tho in that he can't pronounce the "v" sound; his "versus" & "very" become "wersus" and "wery".
    I'm pretty sure it's the other way round for Germans - because "w" is pronounced as "v" in German, they pronounce "Wales" as "Vales".

    You may be thinking of Russians.
    Or something.

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    Too many bad commentators -- FFS, Wasim Akram & Aamir Sohail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's the other way round for Germans - because "w" is pronounced as "v" in German, they pronounce "Wales" as "Vales".

    You may be thinking of Russians.
    W in German is pronounced like v in very. Germans very often say fery and speak the w in water like a v in very.

    Trust me, I know. I am German and listen to Germans speaking English every day...

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    That's what I was trying to put across.

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    Well, I cannot understand this brouhaha about correct pronounciation of w, v etc by subcontinental commentators. Considering they make up 80% of the cricketing world, subcontinental english should be the de facto language for commentary in World events like the T20 championships. [/Stirring the pot]

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    Haha, subcontinental English is a language now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Haha, subcontinental English is a language now?
    Fully faltoo. Much like American English, Australian English and English English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith View Post
    Fully faltoo. Much like American English, Australian English and English English.
    ...and German English...but you will be hard pressed to hear that one in a cricket commentary box.

    Than again, if I had my way....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith View Post
    Well, I cannot understand this brouhaha about correct pronounciation of w, v etc by subcontinental commentators. Considering they make up 80% of the cricketing world, subcontinental english should be the de facto language for commentary in World events like the T20 championships. [/Stirring the pot]


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's the other way round for Germans - because "w" is pronounced as "v" in German, they pronounce "Wales" as "Vales".

    You may be thinking of Russians.
    All foreigners to me, mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith View Post
    Fully faltoo. Much like American English, Australian English and English English.
    Haha I just call most of those "bad English".

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