Daren Sammy
Daren Sammy holding the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup. Credits: ICC

Last Update on: October 16th, 2021 at 01:22 am

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will begin from October 17 onwards and will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. And now the Cricket and sports fans across the world will be able to enjoy unparalleled coverage as Shane Watson and Dale Steyn were named as part of the commentary panel of the tournament on October 15, 2021.

ICC TV will produce live coverage of all the matches in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, and a full world feed service for licensees including a pre-match show, an innings interval fill, and a post-match wrap-up.

West Indies’ two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain Daren Sammy, 2012 T20 World Cup player of the tournament Shane Watson and recently retired South African pacer Dale Steyn.

Apart from these three names, the crème of the commentary scene in the world have been announced in the ICC commentary panel for the T20 World Cup 2021 including Nasser Hussain, Harsha Bhogle, Ian Bishop, Natalie Germanos, Sunil Gavaskar, Michael Atherton, and Simon Doull, Russel Arnold, Anjum Chopra, Murali Kartik, Athar Ali Khan, Bazid Khan, Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Preston Mommsen, Danny Morrison, Mark Nicholas, Niall O’Brien and Alan Wilkins.

Shane Watson of Australia (Photo- AFP)
Shane Watson of Australia (Photo- AFP)

Daren Sammy of West Indies commented on the evolution of the T20 format and backed West Indies to defend their crown.

“Twenty20 cricket provides maximum thrills to fans and it’s no wonder that it is considered to be the vehicle for the growth of the game worldwide. Believe me, there are no easy games in this tournament and it has been nothing less than a dream for me to lift the trophy twice for my team. I still back the West Indies to defend their title but I really wish all the teams the very best. It will be a great pleasure being in the commentary box this time,” he said.

It’s An Honor To Be Part Of The Commentary Team At The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: Dale Steyn

Meanwhile, Dale Steyn, who picked 64 wickets in 47 T20Is for South Africa and 263 wickets in T20s overall, said that he was honored to be part of the commentary panel and excited to see the action up close.

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn (Image Credit: Twitter)

He said: “It’s an honor to be part of the commentary team at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and a pleasure to be watching all the action from close quarters. The game has changed a lot in recent times and there is some really exciting talent out there waiting to make its mark. I am sure there are lots of explosive performances and close finishes in store. I can’t really pick a team to win it yet, and that is what makes the tournament all that more exciting – all the unpredictability, along with the anticipation.”

For the first time in cricket, we’ll also see tracking off the bat, which will be provided by Hawk-Eye in select matches, in addition to their ball tracking and edge detection services.

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