Wycombe High School alumna and former England fast bowler Isa Guha has been voted as the best female cricket commentator in the world. .
Isa, who works for the BBC, Sky and Fox Sport, received the accolade from the respected website, lastwordonsports.com, who lavished praise on her achievements. “Her tone and style of commentary is both passionate and knowledgeable”, said the publication. “Isa is the best female cricket commentator in the world and, quite possibly, of all time”.
Meanwhile, here’s what Fox Sports executive director, Steve Crawley had to say about here: “We’ve always known Isa is the best at what she does, but this is great recognition for her brilliance as a commentator. Isa’s been with the Fox Cricket family from the beginning and we’re so proud of her. She will be front and centre in our commentary team when her Poms come out to play the Aussies for the Ashes later this year.”
Isa made her international cricket debut in 2002 at the age of 17, and became the first woman of South Asian origin to represent England. She was a prolific bowler for England in all three formats of the game and has more than 100 One Day International wickets to her name. She was part of the England team when it won the Ashes, an ODI series whitewashing Australia, and two World Cups.
As a commentator, Isa initially joined the Indian Premier League in 2012 with ITV, and has since grown into the job, doing a fantastic job for a number of years. Currently she works for Sky Sports during the British Summer and then for Fox Sports during the Australian Summer.