Mel Jones added she was more nervous about boundary riding than commentating on the game    Getty Images
Mel Jones added she was more nervous about boundary riding than commentating on the game Getty Images

Former Australian woman cricketer Mel Jones is relishing doing commentary in Big Bash League (BBL) 2015-16. However, the 43-year-old former batswoman admitted that she was somewhat nervous before taking to the microphone. Jones, who called it a day in 2005 has commentated before too in Southern Stars and also in women s domestic cricket games. She also did commentary in IPL 2015 alongside another Australian woman cricketer Lisa Sthalekar. In a conversation with Cricket Australia s official website she said, “It was nerve-wracking. I was more nervous about boundary riding than commentating on the game. Then, you’re talking about the game you ve always played, but boundary riding is different, you’ve got to think of some half-decent questions and make sure everyone at home understands what’s going on.” READ: Happy Birthday, Melanie Jones!

“It’s been a wonderful experience being behind the scenes, working with fantastic guys that you watched on TV growing up and now you’re working with them and then seeing some great cricket as well. That will be great, because if you do one, you want to do a couple more to get used to it all,” she said. “It’s great because you get to see all the different teams as well.”

“It’s been a wonderful experience being behind the scenes, working with fantastic guys that you watched on TV growing up and now you’re working with them and then seeing some great cricket as well. That [as she will be commentating in three more games] will be great, because if you do one, you want to do a couple more to get used to it all. It’s great because you get to see all the different teams as well.”

“I’m still pinching myself. It’s sensational the way things have transpired so far, with crowds rocking up to games and the numbers through Channel 10 been blown out of the water. Hopefully we can maintain that and put on a good show at the end of the season.”