Fox Cricket this week launched the biggest summer of cricket on record with every ball live in the one place with no ads during play in HD and with 16 Exclusive BBL matches in Ultra HD on Foxtel.
Every men’s Test Match, One-Day and T20 International played in Australia, every game of the Big Bash League, The Sheffield Shield final and the Prime Minister’s Xl.
Plus every women’s international in Australia, the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, 24 WBBL games and the Governor General’s Xl.
All of this will be live in HD with no ad-breaks during play on FOX CRICKET, available on Foxtel, or to stream via Foxtel GO.
The most impressive commentary team features over 33 commentators with 11 female team members, boasting 1,070 Test appearances across six international captains and over 140,000 runs will guide viewers through the action.
Headlined by Adam Gilchrist, Isa Guha and Shane Warne, FOX CRICKET’s commentary line-up includes Mark Waugh, Andrew Symonds, Mike Hussey, Brett Lee, Allan Border, Mel Jones, Kerry O’Keeffe, Michael Vaughan, Brad Haddin, Brendon Julian, Pat Cummins, Jess Yates, Mark Howard, Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, Sarah Jones, Kath Loughnan, Alex Blackwell, Tom Morris, Megan Barnard and Sarah Olle.
International voices Wasim Akram and the voice of New Zealand cricket Ian Smith will provide expert opinion on the visiting teams.
FOX SPORTS Head of Television, Steve Crawley, said: “Seeing our commentators gathering in Sydney for today’s Fox Cricket launch – you think hallelujah, here comes summer and how good’s this lot … best of the best. Sri Lanka, Pakistan, New Zealand on Boxing Day at the MCG, Smith and Warner back on Australian soil, here we go.”
SMASH FACTOR ON FOX CRICKET
Most broadcast technology in cricket has been centred around the ball, but cricket is a game dominated largely by the bat.
The new Smash Factor sends bat data in real time from a sticker/sensor placed just below the bat handle. The data is sent via Bluetooth to an App, or in the case of FOX CRICKET broadcasts this year, to a specialised box housed in the base of the stumps.
Initially, bat sensors were big and bulky, causing the bat to feel unbalanced plus the 360-degree nature of cricket also meant you couldn’t just put a radar behind the batter like you can do in golf or baseball.
In conjunction with Microsoft and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA-based company Divinio have solved these issues by creating a sensor that goes on the back of the bat and weighs no more than your average credit card.
Smash Factor will measure data such as bat speed, launch angle and the power of shots.
Smash Factor is not just all about big hits. It will also be able to measure bat face angles and back lifts helping FOX CRICKET dissect, demonstrate and tell the stories of individual batting techniques like never before.
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