New Delhi: With the ICC World Cup 2016 kicking off today and with the day also being celebrated as International Women’s Day, we cannot forget the talented women who have been hosting cricket matches from years now.
And no fan of cricket could have missed the female anchors who not only brought glamour but also their insight and keen observation of the game. IPL (Indian Premier League) has always impressed us with charismatic style and grace of female anchors from Mayanti Langer to Archana Vijaya.
Here are the top 5 women presenters of the cricket world.
Mayanti Langer is an Indian TV sports journalist working with ESPN. Since her childhood she was inclined towards football. Langer eventually worked for various football shows on the Zee network, providing commentary and interviews during the pre-match, half-time and post-match shows. She also hosted the 2011 Cricket World Cup, the 2014 Indian Super League and the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Mandira Bedi is a renowned Indian celebrity who acted as a television presenter in the 2003 and 2007 Cricket World Cups. She was also offered to compere ‘Extra Innings’ for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. She even hosted the coverage of the 2010 Indian Premier League cricket on the British channel ITV.
Multitalented girl Archana Vijay is a popular and a dynamic show host and a TV presenter. She presented the very popular cricket show IPL Season 5. Archana Vijaya was seen as one of the contestants in a stunt-based reality show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ Season 6.
Shibhani Dandekar is an Indian actor, model. She has been the co-host in the show ‘Extra Innings – T20’ on Sony Max TV during the IPL matches where she would review and discuss cricketing techniques with some of cricket’s great experts such as Navjot Singh Sidhu and Shoaib Akhtar.
Karishma Kotak is a British Indian model, actress and a presentator. She was co-anchor in the sixth of edition of IPL where she was one of the known faces. Her interactions and interviews with some famous players not only was a great achievement but also enabled her to develop a strong friendship with some international cricketers.