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Fox Cricket Signs Mitchell Johnson
Former Australian fast bowler joins Foxtel, the new home of cricket
Cricket like never before
Ahead of the launch of FOX CRICKET, Foxtel has today bolstered its commentary roster with the signing of former Australian fast bowler, Mitchell Johnson , leading into the biggest summer of cricket ever.
A dual ICC Cricketer of the Year winner in 2009 and 2014, Johnson will offer his insight and analysis in a team headlined by Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne and Isa Guha.
FOX CRICKET’s boom commentary line-up will also feature Mark Waugh, Andrew Symonds, Michael Hussey, Brett Lee, Allan Border, Mel Jones, Kerry O’Keeffe, Michael Vaughan, Brendon Julian, Jessica Yates and Mark Howard , with Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy also contributing, when they deliver revolutionary coverage across all forms of the game.
Johnson said he is looking forward to joining the team and having some fun across a huge Australian summer.
“Jumping behind the microphone after many years out on the field presents a new challenge for me and what better timing than with FOX SPORTS launching Australia’s first ever dedicated cricket channel.
“It’s a great commentary line up, with the new look coverage sports fans will be the real winners this summer and I’m really looking forward to having some fun along the way with a few of my old teammates.”
As the new home of cricket, all men’s Test Matches, One-Day and T20 Internationals plus every game of the Big Bash League will be shown LIVE, ad break free during play and in HD on FOX CRICKET. Women’s cricket will receive unprecedented coverage with Women’s Internationals and 23 WBBL games LIVE.
In addition, Foxtel’s dedicated 4K channel (channel 444), which begins in October, will bring cricket fans Foxtel in 4K just in time for the November 4, Australia v. South Africa ODI, bringing the sights of the game to fans like never before.
FOX SPORTS’ cricket coverage will include Australia’s Test and ODI Series against Pakistan beginning on October 7 from the UAE.
The JLT Sheffield Shield Final returns to TV and FOX Cricket will show 13 JLT One-Day Cup matches, the Prime Minister’s XI, the Governor-General’s XI as well as the annual Allan Border Medal and Belinda Clark Award.
FOX SPORTS is exclusively available on Foxtel.