Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar is all set to return to the commentary box soon. Earlier this year in March, the former cricketer-turned-commentator was sacked by the BCCI from its commentary panel just days before the start of the home ODI series against South Africa which was eventually called off.
Sanjay Manjrekar later tried to persuade BCCI to re-hire him for the ongoing IPL but the BCCI remained firm on its decision. Well, he is set to be seen in the commentary panel once again. A report in Mumbai Mirror claims that Sanjay Manjrekar will be back in the commentary panel for India’s upcoming tour of Australia which starts on November 27.
He has been enrolled as one of the experts by broadcaster Sony Pictures Network. Along with him, Sunil Gavaskar and Harsha Bhogle are also expected to commentate. Few Australian players like Michael Clarke, Glenn McGrath and Andrew Symonds have also been approached, according to the report. Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has also been approached for Hindi commentary.
India’s tour of Australia:
India’s tour of Australia will start with the ODI leg. The teams are scheduled to play three ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests during the bumper season. The first two ODIs on November 27 and 29 will be played at the SCG, while the third ODI and first T20I will take place at the Manuka Oval.
Thereafter, the teams return to Sydney for the remaining two T20Is. It will be followed by the Test series which gets underway on December 17 in Adelaide. It will be followed by Tests at Melbourne Cricket Ground from December 26, Sydney Cricket Ground (January 7) and Gabba (January 15).
Team India will leave for Australia directly from the UAE where the IPL is currently going on. IPL 2020 is scheduled to end on November 10 while the Indian team is scheduled to depart for Australia on November 12.
India’s Tour of Australia schedule:
1st ODI: November 27 — SCG
2nd ODI: November 29 — SCG
3rd ODI: December 1 — Manuka Oval
1st T20I: December 4 — Manuka Oval
2nd T20I: December 6 — SCG
3rd T20I: December 8 — SCG
1st Test: December 17-21 — Adelaide Oval
2nd Test: December 26-31 — MCG
3rd Test: January 7- 11 — SCG
4th Test: January 15-19 — Brisbane