Rank your country's commentary team
For Channel 9:
Richie Benaud 6.5 - the doyen of the game, cricket won't feel the same once he's gone. Most inoffensive on the box, but he's been pretty much part-time since I started really following cricket, and he doesn't add that much.
Bill Lawry 5 - meh. You know what you get with Lawry, and you deal with it. At least he has a clear love of the game, which is more than what we can say about a lot of people (yes, I'm talking about you James Brayshaw)
Ian Chappell 6 - mixed. Probably the best eye of the game in the box but can come across as a dick and is biased (though in a different, less offensive way to most of the comm box).
Mark Taylor 7.5 - probably the best of the 'regulars', doesn't say anything dumb and has a decent grasp of the game. Not outstanding or anything, but solid.
Ian Healy 5 - much improved (maybe Greig's death means he's toned down the biasness), but his insights still aren't that great.
Shane Warne 4 - actually gives good insights, but talks overly in cliches. Patchy.
Mark Nicholas 6 - meh. Don't really understand why he seems to be hated, in general he seems pretty good. Maybe I need to watch non-Test matches though.
Michael Slater 5.5 - somewhat over-rated. Can't really say why but he kinda annoyed me, probably because he talks so much.
James Brayshaw 2 - urgh. Doesn't add anything and is too blokey. Stick to footy!
Brett Lee 4.5 - meh. Largely focuses on the Cricket Show, isn't much of a commentator IMO.
Glenn McGrath 2 - **** voice, and doesn't add much. Not a fan.
Michael Hussey 7 - early days, but he seems pretty good. Talks too fast though IMO.