David Warner, serving a ban from the Australian national side and later to turn up for Winnipeg Hawks, will commentate in the England-Australia ODIs.
Channel Nine made the Indian viewer of the 1980s feel, for the first time, that cricket can be designed for the viewer, and not executed just for the sake of it.
The 35-year old former cricketer will be seen behind the microphone during Australia’s upcoming home season this summer.
The ad, which was a catchy song ‘Come on Aussies’ with players’ names an integral part of the lyrics, became hugely popular and created a lot of hype.
The first Twenty20 International (T20I) between India and Australia witnessed some dramatic moments
Benaud made his broadcasting debut on BBC Radio in 1960.
Channel Nine on Tuesday apologised to Australia skipper Michael Clarke after he was fined for sledging James Anderson during the first Ashes 2013-14 Test match at Brisbane.
Australian TV network Channel Ten has scored a major coup in its cricket war with new rivals Nine by signing former captain Ricky Ponting as a marquee commentator for the domestic Big Bash series this summer.
Fresh tensions have erupted between Cricket Australia (CA) and Channel Nine after a leading executive reportedly said that the network expected to have a greater say not only in scheduling but also in team selection.
Cricket Australia (CA) has rejected claims by Channel 9 that it would influence team selection and scheduling as part of its new deal on TV rights.