THE GRAND­STAND TEAM

The com­men­ta­tors and ex­perts who will keep you up to date on ev­ery key mo­ment in ev­ery match though the sum­mer.

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JIM MAXWELL

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.

HAR­SHA BHOGLE

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.

ALI­SON MITCHELL

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.

ED COWAN

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.

DIRK NANNES

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.

MITCHELL JOHN­SON

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.

ROSHAN ABEYSINGHE

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.

CHRIS ROGERS

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.

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