Dubai, Feb 7: Some of the most respected names of the game will be part of the television commentary team for the ICC World Cup 2015 which will get under way in New Zealand and Australia on February 14.
Over 30 former cricketers including World Cup winners will share their experience and provide insights into the game this year. On Saturday, International Cricket Council (ICC) released the list of players who will be commentating on the tournament.
More the 10, who are part of the commentary team, have been World Cup winners. "The live broadcast will feature more than 30 commentators, past ICC Cricket World Cup winners and legends of the game from the leading participating countries," ICC said. Harsha Bhogle, Mark Nicholas and Alan Wilkins will also be part of the commentary team.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: "We expect the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to be the most viewed cricket event in the history of the game. With a great line up of commentators and innovative features, it promises to be an event to remember and the biggest and greatest sporting event anywhere in the world this year."
World Cup 2015 will be held from February 14 to March 29. In all 14 teams will be participating and 49 matches will be played.
Full list of TV commentators for ICC World Cup 2015
1. Wasim Akram (Pakistan) - World Cup winner
2. Russell Arnold (Sri Lanka)
3. Michael Atherton (England)
4. Ian Bishop (West Indies)
5. Allan Border (Australia) - WC winner
6. Ian Botham (England)
7. Simon Doull (New Zealand)
8. Rahul Dravid (India)
9. Damien Fleming (Australia) - WC winner
10. Sourav Ganguly (India)
11. Sunil Gavaskar (India) - WC winner
12. Matthew Hayden (Australia) - WC winner
13. Michael Hussey (Australia) - WC winner
14. Dean Jones (Australia) - WC winner
15. Nasser Hussain (England)
16. Brendon Julian (Australia)
17. Nick Knight (England)
18. Brett Lee (Australia) - WC winner
19. David Lloyd (England)
20. Sanjay Manjrekar (India)
21. Damien Martyn (Australia) - WC winner
22. Mpumelelo Mbangwa (Zimbabwe)
23. Tom Moody (Australia) - WC winner
24. Shaun Pollock (South Africa)
25. Rameez Raja (Pakistan) - WC winner
26. Mark Richardson (New Zealand)
27. Michael Slater (Australia)
28. Ian Smith (New Zealand)
29. Scott Styris (New Zealand)
30. Mark Taylor - (Australia)
31. Shane Warne (Australia) - WC winner
32. Mark Waugh (Australia) - WC winner