Magic Talk unveils stellar commentary lineup

Cricket diehards and casual spectators alike will be pleased to know that a further eight experts are set to join Magic Talk’s stellar 2020/21 cricket commentary team.

The new addition ball-by-ball callers include former international cricketer and current WHITE FERNS assistant coach Jacob Oram, cricket legend and former international player Chris Harris, former BLACKCAPS coach John Bracewell, twin brothers and former international cricketers Hamish Marshall and James Marshall, former international Chris Martin, as well as current players Jimmy Neesham and Neil Wagner. 

BLACKCAPS all-rounder Jimmy Neesham says: “I’m stoked to be a part of the Magic Talk commentary team this summer – it should be great fun!”

These Kiwi cricket greats join the already announced commentating trio: former BLACKCAPS fast-bowler, Simon Doull, veteran sports broadcaster, Rikki Swannell and former BLACKCAPS coach Mike Hesson. 

The esteemed team of 11 will be complemented by Magic Talk’s morning host and sports broadcaster, Peter Williams.

Elated to be bringing Kiwis every ball of every over, MediaWorks’ Group Content Director Leon Wratt says: “I couldn’t be prouder of the stellar team we have put together to front our live commentary on Magic Talk and rova this cricketing season. Our 2020/21 lineup is made up of some of the smartest cricketing brains in the country, as well as household names Kiwis know and love.”

Starting November 27 and heading into the 2021 summer season, New Zealanders can catch live, ball-by-ball audio commentary on Magic Talk, with 31 frequencies covering the country. 

All of the action can also be followed on rova, the MediaWorks streaming app.

MediaWorks Radio has a three-year broadcasting rights deal with NZC, providing live, free-to-air commentary of all BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS matches in New Zealand, as well as selected content from domestic competitions.

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