THE GRANDSTAND TEAM
The commentators and experts who will keep you up to date on every key moment in every match though the summer.
The quintessential voice of cricket on radio in Australia, Maxwell has called close to 300 Test matches since he began covering the game on ABC in 1977. He has served as editor of ABC Cricket magazine since 1988. Of all the series he’s covered in his career, Maxwell nominates Australia’s 2001 tour of India as among the best he’s witnessed.
When the Indian cricket team comes out, that means we get the pleasure of listening again to Harsha Bhogle. Having first worked for ABC Radio when India toured in 1991-92, Bhogle has been ubiquitous in the world of cricket commentary, and recently has been contributing to the Cricbuzz website. Will forever go down in comm-box lore in Australia for trying to coax Kerry O’Keefe into eating a Naga chilli.
A fixture in English cricket commentary on the BBC’s Test Match Special, Mitchell has also worked on major events for the network such as the Olympics and Wimbledon. In 2014, she became the first woman to call ball-by-ball action on the ABC during a Sydney ODI, and also worked for the ABC Grandstand team at the first day-night Test in Adelaide as well as last summer’s Ashes.
Surely among the most erudite cricketers to play for Australia, Cowan retired from first-class cricket earlier in 2018 with more than 10,000 career runs to his credit. A protégé of ABC commentator Peter Roebuck and author of a fine cricket book In the Firing Line, Cowan’s insights into the game are much anticipated.
Joined the ABC Grandstand team in 2015 after a playing career which included one ODI for Australia, as well as T20s for the Netherlands. Nannes was an accomplished skier before he played cricket, and called the Olympic moguls in Korea earlier this year.
Seared his way into cricketing lore with his fast-bowling performance in the 2013-14 Ashes. Johnson retired from all forms in August and made a move into commentary. Notably, he once smashed a comm-box window with a six in an ODI in Zimbabwe in 2014.
Began working in the media following Sri Lankan cricket in 1995, just in time to catch the island nation’s World Cup victory a year later. The former club cricketer has since called Sri Lanka’s matches around the world.
Consummate pro received a second chance as a Test opener at 36, and went on to make five centuries for Australia. Now serving in various coaching roles, Rogers joined ABC Grandstand in 2015.