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    I must say that I have found some of the commentary so far to be very poor. What has really struck me is how some of the commentators haven't bothered to learn/research anything about the associate sides. Heard one guy say of van Bunge last night, "well he never bowled so he must be a batsman?"

    These guys are supposed to be professionals and it doesn't take a lot to research about who is going to be playing in the matches you are calling. There are only twelve teams with squads of fifteen, it really wouldn't take much to learn a little about them. Disgraceful IMO, or am I just being picky for the sake of it? Anyone else noticed this.
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    Nah, i agree. We should all write emails to Sky Sports i reckon.
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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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    One of the several things I was getting furious about last night. That and saying "Smits is listed at five; he must be able to bat..."

    Do some bloody research or get off the screen.
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    Not so much player details for me, but David Lloyd feels the need to talk about EVERYTHING. His exasperation at the Scotland dropped catch (which led to McCullum's run out) sums up his inability to think before talking - it was a free hit, Bumble, McCullum couldn't have been out caught anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    it was a free hit, Bumble, McCullum couldn't have been out caught anyway.
    Yeah, also because it was Taylor who hit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Nah, i agree. We should all write emails to Sky Sports i reckon.
    It's not Sky Sports fault as far as I know - for ICC events commentators are provided from everywhere, someone correct me if I'm wrong mind

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Not so much player details for me, but David Lloyd feels the need to talk about EVERYTHING. His exasperation at the Scotland dropped catch (which led to McCullum's run out) sums up his inability to think before talking - it was a free hit, Bumble, McCullum couldn't have been out caught anyway.
    Haha yeah i noticed that, bit of a shocker

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    Watch on mute for the most part, tbh.
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    is that whenever you watch cricket?

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    Haven't heard Nicholas or Healy yet. I'm content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post
    Yeah, also because it was Taylor who hit it.
    Good thing I'm not getting paid for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    It's not Sky Sports fault as far as I know - for ICC events commentators are provided from everywhere, someone correct me if I'm wrong mind



    Haha yeah i noticed that, bit of a shocker
    I'm quite sure Sky Sports run the coverage for anything in England. In fact i'm almost certain, because the BBC highlights had different commentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    As GISM said, I don't think they select the commentators from other countries. Just which English ones to send over. Don't let that hold you back though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer View Post
    Haven't heard Nicholas or Healy yet. I'm content.
    They'll probably be commentating in Aussies group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I'm quite sure Sky Sports run the coverage for anything in England. In fact i'm almost certain, because the BBC highlights had different commentary.
    The Beeb are using their own commentators but for the live feed I'm pretty sure you don't have a host broadcaster per se. You can also tell this from the different graphics on the scorecards etc to what sky normally show.

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