December 5, 2008

Fun with Warney and Gilly

Jamie Alter

Having shouted themselves hoarse for catches and stumpings many, many times during their Test careers, Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist will now go on air. The two Australian legends will join Nine's team over the coming weeks on short-term deals. However, unlike when they played together, Warne and Gilchrist won't share air space together. Rather unfortunate, for that should have made for interesting insights - the two bring the experience of 735 international games - and witty banter.

Warne will commentate the Sydney and Melbourne Tests, as well as the Twenty20 internationals, while Gilchrist will call a Twenty20 match and seven one-dayers.

Relieved of his duties as Pakistan's coach, Geoff Lawson will also slip back behind the mic for ABC when the Sydney Test starts.

Jamie Alter is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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