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Top 5 Female Cricket Commentators in the world

Women commentators have made a great mark and have gained good recognition from cricket fans. Check out the top 5  most popular female commentators.

Arkya Mitra
Last updated: 31.01.2022
Top 5 Female Cricket Commentators in the world

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Women’s cricket has witnessed several new developments over the past few years. A sport that was considered male-dominated has now seen almost equal domination by the females then be it as a player, an umpire, or a commentator.


Women commentators have made a great mark and have gained good recognition from cricket fans. Below are the most popular female commentators:

 

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1. Isa Guha

Rated as the top female commentator in cricket by ‘Last Word of Sport’ in March this year, former England bowler, Isa Guha is a prominent face of the cricketing world. She was a part of the team that won the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup and after retiring in 2011, moved towards commentary. She currently works for Sky Sports during the British Summer and Fox Sports during the Australian Summer and also as a columnist for popular journals.

 

2. Charlotte Edwards

The first female cricketer to have scored 1000 runs, take 50 wickets as well as 50 catches in Women’s ODI, England’s Charlotte Edwards took up commentary after retiring completely from cricket in 2017 (she retired from international cricket in 2016). Recently, an English domestic women’s Twenty20 competition, the Charlotte Edwards Cup was named in her recognition.

 

3. Lisa Sthalekar

The India-born Australian cricketer Lisa Sthalekar is another celebrated commentator. The former captain of the Australian team, Sthalekar was one of the leading all-rounders of her team. She took up the role of a commentator after ending her international cricket career which she announced, a day after winning the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup.

 

4. Ebony-Rainford Brent

The first black women cricketer from England, Ebony-Rainford Brent was honored with the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honors for her services to cricket and charity. She now works as a commentator with Sky Sports and since 2017, has hosted a podcast “The Art of Success”.

 

5. Alison Mitchell

An English Cricket commentator and sports broadcaster, 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 Test Match Special. Apart from cricket, she has also reported and commentated on other sports as well which include Tennis, the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games to name a few.

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