Women’s cricket has witnessed several new developments in recent years. The sport that was considered to be dominated by men has now seen almost equal dominance of women than as a player, referee or commentator.
The female commentators made a big mark and gained good recognition from cricket fans. Below are the most popular female commentators:
· Isa Guha:
‘The Last Word of Sport’ in March this year rated as the best female commentator in cricket, former England bowler Isa Guha is a prominent face of the cricket world. She was part of the team that won the Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2009, and after retiring in 2011, she set out to comment. She currently works for Sky Sports during British Summer and Fox Sports during Australian Summer and also as a columnist for popular magazines.
· Charlotte Edwards:
The first cricketer to score 1,000 runs, 50 passes as well as 50 catches in the women’s ODI, England Charlotte Edwards began commenting after she completely withdrew from 2017 cricket (she withdrew from international cricket in 2016). Recently, the English domestic women’s competition Twenty20, Charlotte Edwards Cup, was named in her recognition.
· Lisa Sthalekar:
Australian-born Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar is another famous commentator. The former captain of the Australian team Sthalekar was one of the leading all-rounders of her team. She took on the role of commentator after finishing her international cricket career, which she announced, a day after winning the 2013 World Cricket Championship for women.
· Ebony-Rainford Brent:
The first black cricketer from England, Ebony-Rainford Brent, was awarded a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) at the Queen’s Birthday Honor 2021 for her merits in cricket and charity. She now works as a commentator for Sky Sports, and since 2017 has hosted the podcast “The Art of Success”.
· Mel Jones:
Indulging in comments during the 2007 T20 World Cup for Australian Channel 9, Mel Jones was another great player for the Australians mostly with a bat but occasionally with a ball. Jones was part of the commentary team for leagues such as the Big Bash League, the Indian Premier League, the Pakistani Super League, and in 2018 he also signed Fox Sports.
· Anjum Chopra:
The face of women’s cricket in India, former captain Anjum Chopra, is another great commentator. She had a brilliant year of cricket with various awards for her name from 1995 to 2012 as a hitter and occasional bowler and played in 6 World Cups (4-ODI, 2-T20I) to represent India. She is an inspiration for cricketers in the country who rely on her for a good dose of motivation.
· Alison Mitchell:
English cricket commentator and sports presenter, Alison Mitchell, has been a commentator for both women’s and men’s cricket since 2007. She was the first woman to become a regular commentator on the BBC’s special test match. In addition to cricket, she reported and commented on other sports, including tennis, the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games to name a few.
· Marina Iqbal:
Former Pakistani cricketer Marina Iqbal is another commentator on the list. She represented the national team from 2009 to 2015 and was part of the Pakistani national team that won a gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games in China.
· Urooj Mumtaz:
Another former Pakistani cricket player on the list is all-rounder Urooj Mumtaz, who is a dentist by profession. She played for the national team from 2004 to 2010 and was captain of the 2009 ICC Women’s World Cricket Championship. Last year, she became the first Pakistani female commentator to comment on a men’s ODI match.
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