Suresh Raina to partner Ravi Shastri for IPL commentary


IPL 2022: Suresh Raina IPL commentary – Mr IPL Suresh Raina won’t be away from IPL for long. The former Chennai Super Kings vice-captain will be seen in a new avatar. He will make his debut as a commentator during the IPL and will team up with former India coach Ravi Shastri on Star Sports’ Hindi commentary team. Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

For the first time in IPL’s history, Suresh Raina was not picked by any franchise in the auction. He was snubbed by Chennai Super Kings, which he called home for 12 seasons. But as per a report in Dainik Jagaran, Suresh Raina is set for a comeback in the IPL, albeit in a new avatar.

IPL 2022: Snubbed by IPL franchises, Suresh Raina set for 2nd innings in IPL, to partner Ravi Shastri for Hindi commentary

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IPL 2022: Snubbed by IPL franchises, Suresh Raina set for 2nd innings in IPL, to partner Ravi Shastri for Hindi commentary

IPL 2022: Snubbed by IPL franchises, Suresh Raina set for 2nd innings in IPL, to partner Ravi Shastri for Hindi commentary

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Star Sports has apparently roped in the former India batsman for Hindi commentary. He will be seen in action in the commentary box alongside Ravi Shastri, who will make a comeback following his 7-year coaching stint with Team India.

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After CSK snub, Suresh Raina was linked to a move to Gujarat Titans but the franchise officials denied making any offers for him post-auction. He led Gujarat Lions when CSK was suspended for two years. Sunil Gavaskar will also be seen doing Hindi commentary this time.

IPL 2022: Snubbed by IPL franchises, Suresh Raina set for 2nd innings in IPL, to partner Ravi Shastri for Hindi commentary

IPL 2022: Snubbed by IPL franchises, Suresh Raina set for 2nd innings in IPL, to partner Ravi Shastri for Hindi commentary

However, former England captain Michael Hussain will not be seen commentating during IPL as he will be in New Zealand for Women’s World Cup commentary. But the likes of Kevin Pietersen, Mark Nicholas, Ian Bishop, Danny Morrison, Simon Doull, Michael Slater are expected to return for IPL 2022 Global Feed. Other than them, the IPL 2021 commentary team is expected to remain same as IPL 2021.

Furthermore, Ajit Agarkar and Asish Nehra will also not be part of the commentary team having joined Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Giants as assistant coach and head coach, respectively. Meanwhile, Boria Majumder may not be part of the Bengali commentary team after a fallout with the BCCI following the Wriddhiman Saha episode.

IPL 2022: Snubbed by IPL franchises, Suresh Raina set for 2nd innings in IPL, to partner Ravi Shastri for Hindi commentary

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IPL 2022 Commentary Team:

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, Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel, Nikhil Chopra, Tanya Purohit, Kiran More, Jatin Sapru and Suren Sundaram, Ravi Shastri, Suresh Raina.

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 and 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, Venugopalarao & T Suman.

Bengali: Sanjeeb Mukherjea, Saradindu Mukherjee, Gautam Bhattacharya, Joydeep Mukherjee, Debasish Datta.

IPL 2022: Snubbed by IPL franchises, Suresh Raina set for 2nd innings in IPL, to partner Ravi Shastri for Hindi commentary

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