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Meet the women commentators of the ICC Cricket World Cup '19

Sportstar May 17, 2019
Isa Guha, Melanie Jones and Alison Mitchell — a welcome change from an all-male commentary panel that called the shots four years ago.

Melanie Jones

The right-handed batswoman played five test matches and 61 ODIs for Australia between 1998 and 2003, besides also playing for Victorian Spirit and Tasmanian Roar in the Australian Women's National Cricket League. She began her commentary in 2007. As a sports reporter, she has worked with Australia's Channel 9 and ABC Radio among others.

Isa Guha

The right-hand medium-pacer made her international debut at the age of 16, back in 2001. She was part of the 2009 Women's World Cup-winning English side and fondly remembers the tournament as one of her career's highest points. She currently writes for BBC Sports and also features in BBC Doosra, a cricket podcast.

Alison Mitchell

The only one of the three women on the panel who hasn't played professional cricket before, Mitchell was a hockey player before taking to broadcasting full-time. She was the first woman to become a regular commentator on BBC's Test Match Special and the first to cover men's cricket live on ABC Radio Grandstand in Australia.

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