IPL 2021 Commentators Name & Salary List (Hindi & English)

Indian Premier League otherwise known as IPL is one of the most successful domestic T20 leagues in the world. Organized by BCCI, this IPL started its journey in 2008. The year 2021 marks the 14th season of the Indian Premier League. Last year it was held in the United Arab Emirates due to the ongoing COVID-19 issue. This year it will be held in India with all the necessary precautions.

IPL is considered to be the world’s most entertaining cricket tournament. That’s partly because of the nail-biting close contests between teams; however, the other interesting reason is the panel of commentators who keep the audience engaged with their sense of humor and witty comments. Many female commentators can also be part of IPL 2021. First of all you already know that in each IPL season, BCCI scheduled Women’s IPL.

Hindi Commentators

There are few famous names among the Hindi commentators this year. Famous cricketers such as Ashish Nehra, Irfan Pathan, Gautam Gambhir, Ajit Agarkar are a few of the panelists. They each have a different kind of expertise to put on the table. Ashish Nehra is very witty and has a good sense of humor, whereas Gautam Gambhir is far more accurate with his analysis.

Here’s a detailed list of the whole Hindi Commentators Panel for the 2021 IPL;

  1. Akash Chopra ($350,000)
  2. Ashish Nehra ($200,000)
  3. Gautam Gambhir ($200,000)
  4. Irfan Pathan ($200,000)
  5. Ajit Agarkar ($200,000)
  6. Kiran More ($200,000)
  7. Sanjay Bangar ($80,000)
  8. Nikhil Chopra ($80,000)
  9. Sandeep Patil ($80,000)

The salary structure is based on the full season of 2021.

English Commentators

Since each match of IPL gets broadcasted to 120 countries around the world, there is a huge requirement for English commentators to keep the audience engaged. There are a lot of good commentators available worldwide and the best of the best earns the seats to this panel. People like Harsha Bhogle, Sunil Gavaskar, Ian Bishop, Danny Morrison are already quite famous for their classy commentary and now they are ready to entertain people for the 2021 edition of IPL. There is a mix of Indian and foreign commentators in this section and here’s the full list of English commentators and how much they earn from this tournament;

  1. Harsha Bhogle (India) ($500,000)
  2. Ian Bishop (West Indies) ($500,000)
  3. Michael Slater (Australia) ($500,000)
  4. Sunil Gavaskar (India) ($500,000)
  5. Mark Nicholas (England) ($500,000)
  6. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) ($500,000)
  7. Simon Doull (New Zealand) ($350,000)
  8. Danny Morrison (New Zealand) ($350,000)
  9. Deep Dasgupta (India) ($250,000)
  10. Rohan Gavaskar (India) ($250,000)
  11. Darren Ganga (West Indies) ($250,000)
  12. Sivaramakrishnan (India) ($250,000)
  13. Anjum Chopra (India) ($250,000)
  14. Lisa Sthalekar (Australia) ($250,000)
  15. JP Duminy (South Africa) ($250,000)
  16. Murali Karthik (India) ($250,000)

This was IPL 2021 English Commentators Salary details.

Regional Commentators

Due to IPL’s fame and a huge audience, the broadcasters have started Regional commentary as well. So far Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada have been identified as the Regional Broadcasting language.

For Bengali, the panel is Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Boria Majumdar, Gautam Bhattacharjee, Saradindu Mukherjee, Sanjeeb Mukherjea, Debasis Dutta. This Commentary would be available in Disney+ Hotstar.

Similarly, the Kannada panel has Kiran Srinivas, Reena Dsouza, Vijay Bharadwaj, Madhu Mailankody, Akhil Balachandra, Venkatesh Prasad.

Telugu panel consists of M Anand Sri Krishna, Kaushik Nallan Chakravarthy, Neha Matcha, MSK Prasad, Ashish Reddy Amana.

Tamil panel would get RJ Balaji, Abhinav Mukund, A Ramesh, A Badrinath, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Muthuraman R as commentators.

All of these regional commentaries would be available on Disney+ Hotstar and Regional Star Sports channels for the viewers.

Live Telecast

In India Star Sports own the Broadcasting rights of IPL 2021 and would show the matches in 6 languages on 10 channels. Outside India Sky Sports, Super Sports, Fox Sports, Channel 9, Lemar TV have the broadcasting rights to show live telecasts in New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. You can watch all match live streaming of IPL 2021 on Hotstar app also. To watch the scorecard you must subscribe our newsletter.


Since there’s a huge possibility of IPL 2021 happening behind closed doors, the responsibility of the commentators would be huge. They’ll have to be at their best now more than ever to keep the viewers entertained keeping in line with the same raw emotion they used to feel while watching the match in a stadium. Keep the game going, that would be the slogan for them this year.

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