Hussain, Key and Rainford-Brent to remain on Hundred duty and miss England Test matches


Top commentators Nasser Hussain, Rob Key and Ebony Rainford-Brent to remain on Hundred duty and miss England Test matches as Sky Sports show their commitment to new tournament

  • Sky to give equal billing to the Hundred and England’s Test series against India
  • Sky Sports will keep several A-list commentators with the Hundred next week 
  • Nasser Hussain, Rob Key and Ebony Rainford-Brent will stay on Hundred duty

Sky Sports will signal the strength of their commitment to the Hundred by keeping several A-list commentators with the new competition next week despite a clash with the start of England’s Test series with India.

Nasser Hussain, Rob Key and Ebony Rainford-Brent will miss the first Test at Trent Bridge starting on Wednesday as they have opted to stay on Hundred commentary duty until the end of the competition, meaning they will also sit out of the second Test at Lord’s, which begins on August 12.

Sky Sports have decided to keep Ebony Rainford-Brent on Hundred commentary duty

Sky Sports have decided to keep Ebony Rainford-Brent on Hundred commentary duty

Sportsmail's Nasser Hussain will also stay on Hundred commentary duty for Sky Sports

Sportsmail’s Nasser Hussain will also stay on Hundred commentary duty for Sky Sports

The commentary box for the Tests will still include Mike Atherton, Michael Holding and Ian Ward, with guest appearances from Andrew Strauss and Murali Karthik, but Sky’s decision to give equal billing to the Hundred during an iconic series against India illustrates their belief in the growing format.

Meanwhile, Samit Patel and fellow off-spinner Matthew Carter snaffled six wickets between them to help Trent Rockets to a seven-run victory against Eoin Morgan’s London Spirit.

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