New Delhi:India's most successful captain Sourav Ganguly is set to herald the start of a new innings behind the microphone post-retirement after he was on Wednesday signed by ESPN STAR Sports as an expert analyst for the ICC World Twenty20, commencing in England on Saturday.
Ganguly will be part of an ESPN STAR Sports commentary panel including the likes of Ian Chappell, Ian Bishop, Wasim Akram, Sanjay Manjrekar, Harsha Bhogle and Nasser Hussain.
Ganguly, who will start his stint with the channel from the semi-final stage, said he was excited about his new role, which also comprises interacting with his former teammates.
"I look forward to interviewing my erstwhile teammates. I am very excited about my new role as the ICC World Twenty20 is the biggest event for an analyst like me and I look forward to the semi-finals and the final where I will be commencing my stint with ESS," he said.
R C Venkateish, Managing Director, ESPN Software India Pvt. Ltd. said Ganguly's uncanny ability to read match situations made him fit for the job.
"Sourav is recognised by the cricket fraternity globally as one of the shrewdest captains in the history of the game combined with his extraordinary leadership skills his uncanny ability to read match situations gave the national team a defining edge during his tenure.
"His analysis and his understanding of the modern day game will now lend a new dimension to the overall experience in the commentary box," he added.
STAR Cricket, the 24 hours cricket channel from the ESPN STAR Sports stable, will telecast live all the 27 matches of the tournament.