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Harbhajan Singh to take up the new role during India’s tour of England

Indian team is scheduled to visit England to play 3 T20 Internationals, 3 ODIs and five Test matches.

Harbhajan Singh of Chennai Super Kings
Harbhajan Singh of Chennai Super Kings. (Photo by IANS)

The star Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will be seen taking up a new role during the upcoming series between India and England in July. The cricketer is currently plying his trade in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) while playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He has played both the matches so far for the team and has fared decently well. However, he is set to join the commentary panel of Sky Sports during the India’s tour of England in the upcoming summer.

Virat Kohli and his men are scheduled to visit England to play 3 T20 Internationals, 3 ODIs and five Test matches. Their tour will commence on July 1 with the shorter forms of cricket set to be played first which will then be followed by 5-match Test series.

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Akram and Sangakkara will also join

According to the reports in Independent.co.uk, Harbhajan Singh has signed as an expert commentator by the England and Wales Cricket Board broadcast rights holder. The likes of Wasim Akram and Kumar Sangakkara are also set to join the panel given that Pakistan will also tour the country in the last week of May for a two-match series in the longest format of the game. Interestingly, the former Sri Lankan cricketer will start his new innings as a commentator as he was playing the first-class all this while even after retiring from the international cricket.

The commentary panel of Sky Sports will also include David Gower, Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain, David Lloyd, Ian Botham, Michael Holding and Rob Key. As of now, Shane Warne is not the part of the expert panel and it is being expected that Sky Sports will bring him for the prestigious Ashes next year in 2019.

Even Harbhajan Singh has been appearing on news channel to analyse the game off late and commentary should be new to him. Though his fans will be excited to see him in a new role.

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