Everything to know about the Summer cricket season commentators on Seven


The Summer Cricket season kicks off on December 7 with the Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars

Seven has announced that Pakistani fast bowler, Waqar Younis will be joining its commentary lineup for the 2023-24 summer cricket season. 

Younis joins Seven’s coverage for all three tests against Pakistan alongside many other well-known Australian cricket names, led again by Ricky Ponting, alongside former Australian coach, Justin Langer, and fellow Australian batsman and former Pakistan T20 coach, Matthew Hayden. 

Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop will also feature across the Australia v West Indies Test and Big Bash League (BBL) coverage this summer.

Famous on-field names are set to return as expert commentators alongside Ponting, Langer, Hayden, Bishop and Younis, including Greg Blewett, Lisa Sthalekar, Trent Copeland, Callum Ferguson, Holly Ferling, Damien Fleming, Brad Hodge, Simon Katich, Katey Martin, Kirby Short and Elyse Villani. 

7SPORT presenters James Brayshaw and Mel McLaughlin will return alongside resident callers Alister Nicholson, Tim Lane and Alison Mitchell, while Erin Holland, Andy Maher, Jason Richardson and Emma Freedman round out the team. 

The BBL coverage will feature current BBL stars Aaron Finch, Chris Greem, Glenn Maxwell and Will Pucovski as regulars on Seven’s BBL coverage, while 7NEWS sport reporters Theo Doropoulos, Ryan Daniels and Anna Hay will feature in their local states.

The summer cricket season kicks off on Thursday, 7 December at 7:00 pm AEDT, when Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja line up together for the Brisbane Heat, to take on the Melbourne Stars at the Gabba. 

Australia v Pakistan Test Series 

First Test: Optus Stadium, 14 – 18 December
Coverage starts at 12:30 pm AEDT on Channel 7 and 7mate on all five days.

Second Test: MCG, 26 – 30 December
Coverage starts at 9:30 am AEDT on Channel 7 and 7mate on all five days.

Third Test: SCG, 3 – 7 January
Coverage starts at 9:30 am AEDT on Channel 7 and 7mate on all five days.

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