Five most popular female commentators in cricket

For times immemorial, cricket has always been a male-dominated sport. The players, commentators, the umpires are always men most of the time. However, just like the times that we live in, the game has also evolved leaps and bounds in the last few years. Over the last decade, women’s cricket has been garnering a lot of attention. Although not as much as men’s cricket, women’s cricket is slowly getting there.

There is a full-fledged Big Bash League exclusively for women while the IPL is also following that path. At the same time, women are also taking over the role of commentators which is truly empowering. Some of the top cricketers from the yesteryear are doing a fabulous job in the commentary box and the audience are loving their work.

Here are top 5 popular female commentators

5. Isa Guha

Isa Guha is a very popular name in the Female Commentators. The former English cricketer, who also featured in the 2005 World Cup and 2009 World Cup took up the mic after her retirement. Guha also works as a columnist for some popular journals and even worked as a presenter for the Indian Premier League (IPL).

4. Anjum Chopra

Having made her international debut back in 1995, Anjum Chopra is one of the legends of Indian Women’s Cricket. She represented India in 12 Tests, 127 ODIs and 18 T20Is. The former skipper featured in 6 World Cups and took up commentary after retirement and she has been doing a great job. Her grandfather, Ved Prakash Sahni, was also a cricket commentator.

3. Mel Jones

Mel Jones is a former Australian cricketer. She played 5 Tests and 61 ODIs scoring over a 1,000 international runs. After cricket, she decided to take up a stint in commentary. For the first time during the 2007 T20 World Cup, she did the commentary for Channel 9. Since then, there has been no looking back for her. She even covered the IPL, BBL and PSL.

2. Lisa Sthalekar

Lisa Sthalekar, the former Australian captain, is also a celebrated commentator. The India-born cricketer played in 8 Tests, 125 ODIs and 54 T20Is for Australia scoring nearly 4,000 runs and also picked up 229 international wickets. Lisa, like some of her contemporaries, also took up commentary after retirement and has been highly successful just like she was on the field.

1. Charlotte Edwards

English cricketer Charlotte Edwards is one of the latest additions to the list. She bid adieu to international cricket in 2016 and left the game completely in 2017. Then she took up the role of a commentator. Even though she is relatively new when compared to a few others on this list, she has caught up pace quickly and is amongst the top Female Commentators.