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  • SKY Commentary Team is better than Channel 9

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  • Channel 9 Team is better than Sky Commentary team

    11 34.38%
  • Other (please specify) commentary team is better

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    Cricketer Of The Year JASON's Avatar
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    Best Current Commentary Team -A poll

    Here's a poll on which commentary team members of the forum think is the best current commentary Team .

    I am seeking opinions because, I have been absolutely impressed by SKY's current commentary Team of David Gower, Michael Atherton, Ian Botham, Nasser Hussain, Micahel Holding, Bumble David Lloyd +/- Rameez Raja .

    IMO this team will give the Channel 9 team a run for their money. The Channel 9 has some impressive guys in Richie Benud , Ian Chappell , Tony Greig but overall the Sky Team IMO is very impressive and wins my vote over the 9 team. Your opinions please .
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    If that is the choice, then I vote for the mute button
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    I don't particularly like the Sky team. For one, it includes Ian Botham and David Lloyd, which is going to drag any commentary team down. I like Gower, Atherton, Hussein and Holding.

    The 9 team isn't too great either, but they do have Benaud, and apparently will now also have Michael Slater, who is a great commentator. I don't mind Greig or Chappell, and while Healy and Lawry annoy me they aren't quite as bad as Botham and Lloyd respectively. I'd rate the 9 team slightly better.

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    Channel 5 over here is actually pretty ok; Nicholas doing his enthusiastic vicar thing as anchor with Simon Hughes & Sir Geoffrey.

    They obv need more for whole day's live coverage, but for 45 minute highlights package it's pretty good value.
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    Nah, I'd go with Channel Nine any day. Simply put, I enjoy listening to them.
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    I think Sky Sports is excellent. Only change I would make would be to add Boycott.
    Never really enjoyed Channel 9 coverage though it could have improved since the last time I have heard it. Richie Benaud was great but I now find him past his best and Tony Grieg is a joke.
    To me Grieg is crickets equivelent of Tommy Smyth (ESPN soccer), ie you must take what he says, reverse it and then get to what actually happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    For one, it includes <snip> David Lloyd, which is going to drag any commentary team down.
    Wrong.

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    Sky easily, can not stand Ian Chappell harp on why every batsman today was never as good as he was. Bill Lawry for his relentless bias and that pathetic yelp he does when an Australian gets a wicket “GOT HIM!”. I actually do not mind Ian Healy, again like Lawry he does not understand that two teams are playing not just Australia but his sheer randomness makes him good for a laugh.

    Elsewhere enjoy the South African commentary feed we get in the UK, Robin Jackman, Mike Haysman and co. are usually very good and Jackman always has a good ‘story’ to tell.

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    Channel Nine, definitely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    Wrong.
    I like David Lloyd but I feel he does not have the capacity to critique a 'proper' game of cricket or a cricketer for that matter. His always a good listen but his very light weight in his opinions especially on England and the opposition which he usually has no clue about. Whereas Hussain and Atherton do not mind criticising and telling it how it is.

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    yeah but i think Bumble complements the others (apart from Botham who i can't stand) pretty well. The sky team has definitely improved this year with the axing of willis from test cricket the biggest improvement, the guy from Pakistan is okay as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    They obv need more for whole day's live coverage, but for 45 minute highlights package it's pretty good value.
    Don't they still have to be sat there the whole day though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    yeah but i think Bumble complements the others (apart from Botham who i can't stand) pretty well. The sky team has definitely improved this year with the axing of willis from test cricket the biggest improvement, the guy from Pakistan is okay as well.
    LOL, Rameez Raja, his ok but the guy fancies himself no end, with his shades permanently fixated to his face. Anyone tell him he looks like Carlos the Jackal in pomp.



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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Don't they still have to be sat there the whole day though?
    Probably, but as it isn't live I imagine there are times when there is just one of the three is "on", as it were. Has to be much easier to cover up it a highlight show. If it were live it'd be obvious the commentator was talking to himself.

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