Britain’s leading subscription television sports brand announced its broadcast team for the 2021 inaugural edition of The Hundred. The Sky Sports lineup includes both current and former sports stars.
In 2020, many cricket fans were left disappointed as the 100-ball tournament was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, this year’s competition seems to be right on schedule, and thanks to the countdown on The Hundred website, viewers can keep track of every remaining second until the spectacle begins.
Sky Sports has pulled out all the stops for its coverage of the summer event. Andrew Flintoff, who scored more than 7,000 runs during the 227 times he played for England, will be joined by Kevin Peterson, one of the fastest batsmen in cricket history.
The panel also includes Stuart Broad, the seventh player to take 500 wickets in Test cricket, Tammy Beaumont, the International Cricket Council’s Female Player of the Month for February 2021, and Dinesh Karthik, the current vice-captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The star-studded roster of commentators will be working together with Sky’s regular team: Nasser Hussain, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Rob Key, Ian Ward, David Lloyd, Nick Knight, Mike Atherton, and Mark Butcher.
With all the hype surrounding the tournament, betting sites with cricket markets have been quite busy. It’s believed that the surge in interest in The Hundred is driven by the severe lack of televised games this year.
During this tournament, sports fans will be treated to all 68 games live on Sky Sports The Hundred and Sky Sports Mix. Some of the men’s matches and all women’s games will also be available on the Sky Cricket YouTube channel.
“Hopefully, the competition will inspire many girls and boys to pick up a bat and ball. We’ve put together an amazing lineup of presenters and commentators; there’s a completely fresh graphics look and some exciting new broadcast technology. We very much hope you enjoy the coverage.”, said Bryan Henderson, Sky Sports’ director of cricket.
Whether you are looking for a bit of family fun or new betting opportunities, you should definitely visit the Sky Sports channels during the summer of 2021.