Flintoff to take the mic in Sky commentary box

There will be a new face in Sky’s commentary box this summer with former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff joining the team for this year’s T20 Blast.

Flintoff will work exclusively on the Blast, covering at least eight matches, including the Finals Day at Edgbaston on September 2.

The hero of the 2005 Ashes, who took 226 wickets as well as scoring 3,845 runs in 79 Tests, will provide commentary and expert analysis alongside experienced Sky pundits such as Rob Key, David Lloyd, Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, Paul Allott, Nick Knight and more.

Flintoff’s first game in the Sky Sports commentary box will be this weekend on Saturday July 8, alongside Rob Key, Paul Allott and Nick Knight, where Birmingham take on Notts at home.

The former Lancashire man said: “I’m really looking forward to it. Most of the stuff I have done since retiring hasn’t involved cricket but around cricket and around cricketers is where I feel most comfortable.

“I watched most of Lancashire’s games at Old Trafford last year and I’ve been watching on TV and seen Keysy, Bumble and Nasser in the Pod – it looked like they were having a good time.

“I got asked and thought ‘that will be brilliant’. The competition itself is just as good as the IPL or the Big Bash, if not better, and hopefully I can add something to it for the viewers on Sky Sports. I’m just going to enjoy it.”

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