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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mde203 View Post
    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
    Botham...NO, JUST NO
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Mikey Holding, Richie, Jeremy Coney.
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    Benaud, Lawry, Holding.

    Cricket has great commentary compared to most other sports. Between Sky, TMS and C5 the only one I really don't like is Mark Nicholas.
    Last edited by jimbags; 28-06-2013 at 01:39 PM.

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    Holding is missing in that list!

    Come on mods, get him in the list please!

    Hussain, Atherton & Holding for me, today. Benaud is missed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mde203 View Post
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Botham...NO, JUST NO
    I guess Ian Botham is a likeable fellow, even when he speaks nonsense.
    I've always been surprised by his relatively poor judgement, or even understanding, of bowling tactics, for a guy that has so many international wickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stapel View Post
    I guess Ian Botham is a likeable fellow, even when he speaks nonsense.
    I've always been surprised by his relatively poor judgement, or even understanding, of bowling tactics, for a guy that has so many international wickets.

    This must be some strange Dutch version of "likeable".
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    This must be some strange Dutch version of "likeable".
    I seriously don't know what you mean here..... Spelling? Or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stapel View Post
    I seriously don't know what you mean here..... Spelling? Or what?
    I think he's just saying that Botham is a thoroughly unlikeable bastard. Reading between the lines, n all.
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    Yep.

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    Yeah Beefy is a toss, would have to be the most disliked of all England, ex captain commentators.

    His performance in the studio during the CT was woeful, he was getting quite cranky when the others were disagreeing with him over Engs top order.

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    Yeah, Botham is rubbish. Just ridiculously stubborn. I liked how during the rain in the final, Nasser showed a few perfect yorkers getting hit for boundaries, and a minute later Botham's back on his "You can't hit a yorker for a boundary" point for the 18,348th time. Would you like Nass to show you again Beefy?

    He and Lloyd manage to piss me off a lot. Nasser and Atherton are easily the best sky ones IMO. Warne has agendas and is a bit of a troll on twitter, but he's always good value on the box as well.
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Yeah, Botham is rubbish. Just ridiculously stubborn. I liked how during the rain in the final, Nasser showed a few perfect yorkers getting hit for boundaries, and a minute later Botham's back on his "You can't hit a yorker for a boundary" point for the 18,348th time. Would you like Nass to show you again Beefy?
    Yeah, that was one of the sections I was talking about. Nasser was trying to get through his thick skull that batsmen have evolved since his day and have invented new ways to play the full delivery. All Botham could come back with is if you tried the ramp shot against the likes of Garner you'd end up in hospital missing half your face (not if you get enough bat on it beefy!!). He made a crap argument and was getting angry because Nasser and Gower didn't agree with him, yet as you say Hussein was putting all the evidence on the table to back his pov.
    Last edited by Adders; 28-06-2013 at 04:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    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.
    Slats is another one who's gone to **** in the C9 box. He was excellent for Channel 4 in the 2005 Ashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adders View Post
    Yeah, that was one of the sections I was talking about. Nasser was trying to get through his thick skull that batsmen have evolved since his day and have invented new ways to play the full delivery. All Botham could come back with is if you tried the ramp shot against the likes of Garner you'd end up in hospital missing half your face (not if you get enough bat on it beefy!!). He made a crap argument and was getting angry because Nasser and Gower didn't agree with him, yet as you say Hussein was putting all the evidence on the table to back his pov.
    Botham's best commentary moment is him ranting about England setting a deep point to Jayasuriya in an ODI. I think you can guess where Jayasuriya holed out next ball.

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    Botham is a bear of very little brain. For a man who slagged off at what he perceived privilege in the form of selectors he believes in the infallibility of his own bull****. Plus he's become one of those "why back in my day" bores.

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