Brendon McCullum will also play dual role as batsman for Brisbane Heat    Getty Images
Brendon McCullum will also play dual role as batsman for Brisbane Heat Getty Images

Big Bash League (BBL) sixth edition is just two months away and the excitement has started building up already. The best part about this tournament will be the people behind the microphone. There is an Australian combination with some New Zealand splash to it. Former cricketers Darren Lehmann, Andrew Symonds and Brendon McCullum will be seen behind the microphone for this edition of BBL. The big trio will add further to the commentary that BBL has that includes former Australian teammates like Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh and Damien Fleming. Symonds will join the commentary box for four matches while McCullum will play dual role for commentary as well as playing for Brisbane Heat. ALSO READ: Michael Clarke picks commentary assignment over Big Bash League deal

McCullum will also bring viewers closer to the action on the field wearing a helmet camera and microphone while batting for Brisbane Heat. Lehmann will also be playing dual role of handling his international side as coach as well as doing the commentary for BBL. Melbourne Stars will find former England batsman Kevin Pietersen on the side in this edition. Network Ten Big Bash Executive David Barham spoke to cricket.com.au and said, The addition of Symonds, Lehmann and McCullum to Network Ten s commentary team ensures that our coverage of the KFC Big Bash League will continue to be a first-class television experience for fans of all ages.

Barham further added, “To have the current Australian coach in the commentary box for the BBL is unprecedented for fans around the country and something that we are very much looking forward to. The BBL has gone from strength to strength on Network Ten over the past three years and we look forward to another bumper season this summer.” Earlier this year, the same channel announced Roz Kelly returning to the broadcast team. So Kelly will co-host the edition with Gilchrist while Australia legends Mel Jones and Lisa Sthalekar will also return to feature in both BBL and WBBL. ALSO READ: McCullum keen to play with Cutting in BBL 2016-17

Barham said, “We cannot wait for the 2016-17 KFC Big Bash League season to start. With some big player movements and international signings, this year will see the best line-up of on-field talent ever assembled.”