The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday announced the commentary panel for HBL PSL 2019. The panel will include former South African captain Graeme Smith, former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden and former Pakistan captain, Ramiz Raja.
According to a PSL press release, trio joins Danny Morrison, Michael Slater, Bazid Khan, Alan Wilkins, and Kepler Wessels.
South African legend Graeme Smith — who has made his mark as a voice behind the mic since retiring from international cricket — will be making his HBL PSL commentary debut this year.
“Pakistan cricket always offers a lot of excitement and I am sure HBL PSL will be no different,” said Smith while sharing his views on joining the panel.
“It’s a quality tournament and I have followed it over the past three years. The opportunity to commentate at this year’s HBL PSL is an exciting one and I look forward to watching talented cricketers from Pakistan playing alongside some leading international stars.”
Smith will only be in the commentary box for the first two weeks of the tournament due to prior personal commitments.
Matthew Hayden has made his name as a commentator with stints in both international and league cricket. The former Australian opening batsman will be in the HBL PSL 2019 commentary box for the first week of the tournament.
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja, who has been a part of the HBL PSL journey from the very first game, makes an expected return to the 2019 commentary panel.
“HBL PSL brings with it an air of festivity, joy, and celebration,” said Raja, the leading voice of Pakistan cricket.
HBL PSL 2019 will also bring with it state-of-the-art and innovative coverage including Hawk-Eye, Spidercam, stump cameras, umpire cameras and analytical support from Crivitz.