As the Indian Premier League is going from strength to strength every year, so has been the commentary box of the host broadcasters. This year the expert panel in the box witnessed several new inclusions. However, the biggest names have to be those of Suresh Raina and Ravi Shastri. While Raina was associated with the IPL as a player until last year, Shastri hadn't been part of the broadcasting team in recent years owing to his commitments with the Indian national team as the head coach and the conflict of interest clause.
Raina has already had a great start to his career as a broadcaster with him accurately predicting the phase of play during live action. The same was evident in the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans. While explaining how Deepak Hooda's bowling has created pressure on the chasing team, seconds before the fall of Matthew Wade, Raina had uttered that a wicket could fall.
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However, as it turned out Gujarat Titans ended up winning the match comfortably by 5 wickets. While Gujarat were stuck in the middle overs, Rahul Tewatia's 40* off 24 balls steered the Titans to a victory. Mohammed Shami was adjudged the Player of the Match for his superb spell of 3/25 which set the tone for Gujarat.