The much-awaited IPL 2022 is all set to take place from March 26 to May 29 this year. While all the 10 teams have started their preparations for the tournament, the organizers and broadcasters are also leaving no stone unturned. As the venues are getting set to conduct the matches in Maharashtra, the broadcasters have also unveiled their plans for 15th edition of the cash-rich league.
As per an InsideSport report, the complete list of commentary panel for IPL 2022 is out. While Kevin Pietersen and Danny Morrison look set to make a comeback to the English commentary team (World Feed), Suresh Raina and Ravi Shastri will also be seen in the commentary box, doing Hindi commentary during the season.
Meanwhile, the duo of Scott Styris and Graeme Swann will continue to be a part of special Dugout panel alongside Neroli Meadows and anchor Anant Tyagi.
World Feed: Harsha Bhogle, Sunil Gavaskar, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Murali Kartik, Deep Dasgupta, Anjum Chopra, Ian Bishop, Alan Wilkins, Mbangwa, Nicholas Knight, Danny Morrison, Simon Doull, Matthew Hayden, Kevin Pietersen.
Dugout: Anant Tyagi, Neroli Meadows, Scott Styris, Graeme Swann.
Hindi: Aakash Chopra, *Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel, Nikhil Chopra, Tanya Purohit, *Kiran More, Jatin Sapru, Suren Sundaram, Ravi Shastri, Suresh Raina.
(* subject to finalization of Gujarati commentary panel for Hotstar)
What about the regional commentary panel?
Apart from English (World Feed), Hindi and Dugout panels, IPL 2022 will also be broadcast in 6 regional languages. While K Srikkanth is set to be part of Tamil panel, Venkatesh Prasad will feature in the Kannada panel. Apart from them, former national selectors like Sandeep Patil and MSK Prasad will also be doing regional commentary during the upcoming season.
The regional commentary panel will be as follows:
Tamil: Muthuraman R, RK, Bhavna, RJ Balaji, S Badrinath, Abhinav Mukund, S Ramesh, Nanee, K Srikkanth.
Kannada: Madhu Mailankody, Kiran Srinivas, Srinivasa Murthy P, Vijay Bharadwaj, Bharath Chipli, GK Anil Kumar, Venkatesh Prasad, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sumesh Goni, Vinay Kumar R.
Marathi: Kunal Date, Prasanna Sant, Chaitanya Sant, Snehal Pradhan, Sandeep Patil.
Malayalam: Vishnu Hariharan, Shiyas Mohammed, Tinu Yohannan, Raiphi Gomez and C M Deepak.
Telugu: M A S Krishna, N Matcha, V V Medapati, MSK Prasad, A Reddy, K N Chakravarthy, S Avulapalli, Kalyan Krishna D, Venugopal Rao, T Suman.
Bengali: Sanjeeb Mukherjea, Saradindu Mukherjee, Gautam Bhattacharya, Joydeep Mukherjee, Debasish Datta.
Notably, there will also be Gujarati commentary panel for OTT platform i.e. Hotstar only. Notably, the panel has not been finalized yet. Reports suggest that Irfan Pathan, Nayan Mongia and Kiran More could be part of the panel which could result in some changes in the Hindi panel as well.