Triple M pads up cricket royalty for the Ashes summer

Triple M is set to rock every ball of the men’s Vodafone Ashes live across Australia in what’s gearing up to be an unforgettable summer of cricket as the network unveils its all-star commentary team.

Legendary test captain Mark Taylor and Lord Ian Botham, arguably English cricket’s greatest wicket-taker, will preside over Triple M’s Summer of Cricket when the first Ashes test commences in Brisbane at the Gabba on Wednesday 8 December.

Triple M’s all-star commentary team will be led by James Brayshaw and Australia’s #1 sports podcaster, Mark ‘Howie’ Howard, alongside former Ashes greats Greg Blewett, Brad Haddin and Merv Hughes.

Triple M also introduces former international cricketer Isabelle Westbury to the commentary team, bringing her formidable credentials as the former captain of Middlesex and a highly respected cricket journalist.

Cricket makes its stunning return to Triple M after the network signed a long-term partnership with Cricket Australia, including covering  the 2021-22 men’s Vodafone Ashes and Dettol One-Day International matches to be heard via its FM stations Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

In an Australian first, LiSTNR will also be streaming the matches Australia wide.

Triple M cricket was the smash hit during the last Ashes series on Australian soil across the summer of 2017/18 and the network’s expert commentary team pioneered a new soundtrack to summer across Australia, introducing cricket to commercial FM radio for the first time ever.

Mark Taylor says, “I’m absolutely delighted to be part of the Triple M team for the upcoming Ashes series. Working alongside the likes of Ian Botham, Big Merv, Hadds, Blewy and JB will be great fun and calling what will be a great series is the ideal way to enjoy Summer.”

James Brayshaw says, “One of Australia’s greatest ever test captains and one of cricket’s greatest ever match winners together on Triple M cricket for an Ashes series. Literally cricket royalty… how good!”

Head of Triple M and LiSTNR Sport, Mike Fitzpatrick, says, “Triple M’s summer line-up is now complete with the return of cricket. We’re so excited that cricket fans and Triple M listeners can download the LiSTNR app and literally drive across the country and not miss a minute of the Ashes action.”

Boxing Day Ashes Test: beginning 26 December, starting time 10.30 am at the MCG.

New Years Ashes Test: beginning 5 January, starting time 10.30 am at the SCG.


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