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    lol Martin Crowe is so useless, im sure he would have been dropped by now if it weren't for the fact that he was HOD at Sky Sport for Cricket.

    I remember he pulled out "Holy blue blazers" once.

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    The best I have heard:

    Brian Johnstone, Jim Maxwell

    Honourable mention:

    Kerry O'Keefe, Harsha Bhogle, Agnew, Ian Healy, Terry Jenner, Geoff Lawson, Tony Cozier (I have not heard him commentate for some time, so this is based on the Viv Richards days)

    Worst:

    Mark Taylor, Bill Lawry, David Hookes

    Richie Benaud used to be really good but is slowly turning into a doddering fool.

    I never heard Arlott commentate, but I have read enough quotes to know he was something special.

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    The best: These are an elite few whom I happen to worship whenever they appear on air...

    Kerry o'Keefe
    Jonathan Agnew
    Graham Fowler
    Navjot Singh Sidhu


    THE WORST:
    Bob Willis - Cricket is quite often very boring, and this guy seems to want to keep it that way..

    Henry Blofeld - Stereotypical wittering old fart who makes me cringe... I hope people abroad dont think all Britishers speak and act like this fool...

    Mark Nicholas - Patronising, the way he goes on about Flintoff you would think he is the new Bradman, let alone Botham...
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    Personally I don't dislike many commentators. C4, C9, SkySports, Doordarshan, the only ones I've ever watched with any consistency. Never listened to anything except TMS and ABC Radio's cricket program.
    I like the lot just about equally. John Arlott and Brian Johnston's status as THE all-time greats is surely undisputed, JA especially. Richie Benaud would be my favourite if I was really pushed, but worst? Not really a decent question, for me.
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    Phil Tufnell was on TMS for the first 2 Tests as a guest summariser.

    He was excellent, especially when he started talking about Kite flying and the Tooth.
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    Every Tendulkar fan is a Tony Greig fan. It's like jam and bread.

    That said, I personally dislike Ramiz Raja, Sanjay Manjrekar and Ian Botham as commentators.

    Ramiz is always saying things like "Pakistan played well," or "Pakistan played badly." Never anything like "So and so played well." Just one example of why he irks me.

    Ian Botham is somewhat similar.

    As for Sanjay Manjrekar - I just find him somewhat boring...:rolleyes:



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    Probably Dennis Cometti. For mine, I just don't think his style suits the cricket... stick to the footy ol' son!

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    I also like mark nicholas.

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    Mark Nicholas I see is commentating in the test between NZ & Pak..he must be swapping between countries before Australia next play India.

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    Originally posted by Tim
    Mark Nicholas I see is commentating in the test between NZ & Pak..he must be swapping between countries before Australia next play India.
    Maybe he is the most sought after in the commentary field

    I enjoy hearing these people commentate

    Sidhu - Funny sentences which leaves his fellow commentators amused

    Sohail - Picks up verbal fights with fellow commentators and so there is always some off-field action going on.

    Slater and Boycott

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    Im surprised you like Boycott Vish, he seems to rip into India at every chance he gets.

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    I don't mind Warnie as a commentator..
    I despise Bill Lawry and Tony Greig..

    Of the others Ian Healy, Ian Smith, Harsha Bogle, and Michael Holding are good..

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    Originally posted by Tim
    Im surprised you like Boycott Vish, he seems to rip into India at every chance he gets.
    I like his straight forward commentary. BTW, you will find that Sohail is one of the biggest criticisers of Indian players. He was full of criticism against India even when India were winning all those games in thw WC. Boycott is very popular in India and the biggest supporter of Ganguly

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