505 Games announced today that the first three commentators featured in Ashes Cricket 2013 are Mark Nicholas, lead commentator for Channel 5 in the UK and Australia's Channel 9, and David Lloyd, ex-England head coach and Sky Sports pundit, plus Michael Slater, ex-Australian international and Channel 9 commentator.
Mark Nicholas acts as the lead commentator of the three. Although being an Englishman by birth, and playing for Hampshire for over 17 years, he has since made his name as a television presenter. Nicholas is the anchor of Channel 5 cricket coverage in the UK and also anchor of Channel 9 coverage during the Australian summer cricket season. David Lloyd, affectionately known as Bumble, brings a wealth of experience and good humour to the game that cricket fans have come to expect from his dulcet tones. Famous for his array of catchphrases, such as "This pitch is as flat as a dodo" and "England have nothing to lose here, apart from this Test match", Bumble was England coach during the 1997 Ashes series before becoming a Sky Sports commentator in 1999. Finally, ex-Australian international, Michael Slater completes the commentating line up. Known as 'Slats' in the commentary box, he has been commentating on Channel 9 for seven years. Slater played in four Ashes series, scoring 1669 runs including a remarkable seven hundreds. He played 74 Tests for Australia between1993 - 2001.
Ashes Cricket 2013 will launch this summer, for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC.