The Hundred joins live international cricket and highlights packages from the broadcaster
The BBC has revealed its cricket coverage for this summer, expanding on its prior offering with international and domestic competitions.
There will be four international T20 matches broadcast live, including two from the men’s team against Sri Lanka, 24 June, and Pakistan, 18 July and two from the women’s - v India, 15 July, and v New Zealand, 1 September. Isa Guha, Michael Vaughan, Phil Tufnell, Alison Mitchell and a host of special guests including James Anderson, Alex Hartley and Carlos Brathwaite will present the coverage.
Meanwhile, Guha will also present highlights of England men’s test series against New Zealand and India at 7pm on BBC2 during matches, joined by Vaughan, Alastair Cook, and Jonathan Agnew. Tufnell, Mitchell, and Mark Ramprakash complete the commentary team.
T20 and ODI highlights of the Sri Lanka and Pakistan series will also be available on BBC2, fronted by Ebony Rainford-Brent and Anderson. BBC iPlayer will also have highlights, including the women’s Test and white ball games against India and their series against New Zealand.
Test Match Special will give coverage on BBC Radio Five Live throughout the summer, with podcasts including the Tuffers and Vaughan Show, Tailenders with Greg James, Felix White, and James Anderson, and No Balls with Alex Hartley and Kate Cross adding to audio coverage.
On the domestic front, the opening game of the Hundred will be on the BBC, as well as both men’s and women’s finals. 10 men’s and eight women’s matches will also be shown by the broadcaster, with the rest on Sky Sports.
Local radio will cover county cricket, and the BBC Sport website will give digital coverage to all matches.
BBC director of sport, Barbara Slater, said: “We’re thrilled to bring a wealth of top class domestic and international cricket across BBC TV, radio and online to the nation this summer. With a mix of new cricket competition The Hundred along with Test cricket, T20s and ODIs we will deliver all of the twists and turns of the cricket season and bring fans straight to the heart of the action.”