Ian Smith Interested in Border Gavaskar & Ashes Commentary

Harsha Bhogle, a renowned cricket commentator, has launched his own YouTube channel. Known for his iconic voice in the commentary box over the past three decades, Bhogle aims to connect more directly with cricket fans through this new platform. In his introductory video, he promised nuanced discussions about the game, emphasizing a positive and authentic approach. He also mentioned plans for monthly Q&A sessions with followers in different languages, highlighting his enthusiasm to engage and learn from his audience.

The latest guest on the show was the legendary commentator Ian Smith. Ian Smith expressed his preference for commentating on genuine Test series, where each day’s play is significant and impactful. He specifically mentioned his love for Test cricket and his desire to commentate on high-profile series such as Australia vs India and the Ashes. These series are known for their intense competition and high stakes, which he finds particularly engaging as a commentator.

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Ian Smith said, “I like to call the genuine Test series, where every day is important and matters. I love Test cricket and I would like to call series like Australia Vs India and the Ashes”.

The 2019 World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord’s was made even more thrilling by Ian Smith’s now-legendary commentary. His enthusiastic and dramatic narration added to the excitement and intensity of the match, making the experience more memorable for cricket fans.

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) 2024-25 between India and Australia will be played over five Tests for the first time since 1992. This series is part of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-25 cycle. Australia will host the series between November 2024 and January 2025.

India’s WTC 2023-25 cycle begins with a two-match Test series against the West Indies in July 2023, followed by a tour to South Africa in December 2023 and January 2024. India will then host England for a five-match Test series in January-February 2024, followed by home series against Bangladesh in September-October 2024 and New Zealand in October-November 2024.

The BGT series against Australia will conclude India’s WTC 2023-25 fixtures. The nine teams in the WTC cycle compete in three home and three away series, earning points for wins, ties, and draws.

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