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  • Nasser Hussain

    5 21.74%
  • Michael Atherton

    1 4.35%
  • Ian Botham

    1 4.35%
  • David Lloyd

    5 21.74%
  • David Gower

    0 0%
  • Ian Bishop

    2 8.70%
  • Tony Cozier

    4 17.39%
  • Pomm Mbangwa

    3 13.04%
  • Pat Symcox

    0 0%
  • Russel Arnold

    1 4.35%
  • Ravi Shastri

    0 0%
  • Sunny Gavasakar

    0 0%
  • Laxman Sivaramakrishnan

    0 0%
  • Rameez Raja

    1 4.35%
  • Wasim Akram

    0 0%
  • Ian Smith

    2 8.70%
  • Simon Doull

    0 0%
  • Richie Benaud

    12 52.17%
  • Ian Chappell

    4 17.39%
  • Bill Lawry

    4 17.39%
  • Allan Border

    1 4.35%
  • Michael Slater

    0 0%
  • Sanjay Manjrekar

    0 0%
  • Craig McMillan

    0 0%
  • Shane Warne

    4 17.39%
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Thread: Your favourite commentator (that is not from your own country)?

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    I'll probably get slated for this but I also really like Kerry O'keefe........funny funny man. Always look forward to him and Aggers together for an Ashes series in Oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adders View Post
    terrible poll son, you've missed my favourite and clearly the best...........mickey holding.
    snap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Went for Bumble. Enjoy most of the English guys. Actually love Boycott. Can remember a couple of times during the 2005 Ashes when Australia dropped catches in the cordon and Boycs was laughing so hard, cracked me up. Slater was with him saying "settle down Boycs". Was very funny.
    agree with the above.

    Geoff Boycott is my favorite. The English commentators are really good. I really like the way David Gower speaks. Sounds so aristocratic.

    But Boycott for me, unfortunately he is not on the panel.

    How can you have the likes of Russell Arnold in there and not have Boycott and Holding?
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Dermot Reeve clearly the best commentator ever.


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    No Harsha Bhogle, but Bumble comes in second best I guess. This forum seems to hate most commentators(or is it just GF?), but tbh having watched cricket all my life I find I can follow the game just as well as they can call it, so the light hearted ones or the strongly opinionated ones always take the cake for me. I never seem to find commentary banter annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    agree with the above.

    Geoff Boycott is my favorite. The English commentators are really good. I really like the way David Gower speaks. Sounds so aristocratic.

    But Boycott for me, unfortunately he is not on the panel.

    How can you have the likes of Russell Arnold in there and not have Boycott and Holding?
    Russell Arnold- just wanted at least 1 from every country

    Geoff Boycott- didn't think of him as he does not commentate much these days- wanted a poll to see who the most popular contemporary commentator is
    All Time Test XI:

    Openers: S.Gavaskar V.Sehwag Middle Order: V.Richards S.Tendulkar B.Lara All Rounders: G.Sobers I Khan (C) WK: A.Gilchrist Bowlers: W.Akram M.Marshall M.Muralitharan

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhillon28 View Post
    Russell Arnold- just wanted at least 1 from every country

    Geoff Boycott- didn't think of him as he does not commentate much these days- wanted a poll to see who the most popular contemporary commentator is
    You do know there is radio coverage of cricket right???

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    theres quite a few good commentators, its just you really notice the bad ones
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    I just love all kinds of balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    theres quite a few good commentators, its just you really notice the bad ones
    Yeah good point. It's like Australians
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    "Your averages, captain, coaches and players can probably survive incompetence over a relatively short series, so if youíre going to be rubbish, make sure itís against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand or someone."

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    I find commentators in sports on the whole to be a wee bit annoying...so I won't vote. But imo Border's the best out of the poll.

    Just had a second look at the poll and the fact that Sunil Gavaskar is there makes the entire list invalid.
    Last edited by Swingpanzee; 28-06-2013 at 10:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    No Harsha Bhogle, but Bumble comes in second best I guess. This forum seems to hate most commentators(or is it just GF?), but tbh having watched cricket all my life I find I can follow the game just as well as they can call it, so the light hearted ones or the strongly opinionated ones always take the cake for me. I never seem to find commentary banter annoying.
    I've just been spoiled by having Sky's team. It's not that I hate commentators, it's just that the non-Sky ones are so bad.
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    Michael Atherton / Geoff Boycott / Holding / Hussain/ ever green Benaud

    Grant Nisbett play by play guy from NZ used to love hear him talk when i was younger, Sunny(ok from the same country) was a smart commentator once until he became bcci and tendulkar's stooge
    Last edited by doesitmatter; 28-06-2013 at 07:40 PM.

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    yeah I did miss out Benaud earlier....what a legend....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    I've just been spoiled by having Sky's team. It's not that I hate commentators, it's just that the non-Sky ones are so bad.
    Fair enough, you come to appreciate whatever commentary you get in Australia where watching cricket means six hours of Slats and Heals making Mark Taylor fat jokes.

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    I think an ideal commentary team would be:

    Play-by-play: Richie Benaud, Jonathan Agnew, Mark Nicholas and Henry Blowfeld

    Colour: Mike Atherton, Geff Boycott, Nasser Hussein and Michael Holding

    Studio: David Gower, Ian Botham and Shane Warne

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