Hussain, Key and Rainford-Brent remain in service and miss England Test matches

Top commentators Nasser Hussain, Rob Key and Ebony Rainford-Brent remain on duty and miss English test matches as Sky Sports show their commitment to new tournament

  • Sky gives equal billing to Hundred and England’s Test series against India
  • Sky Sports will keep several commentators on the A-list at the Hundred next week
  • Nasser Hussain, Rob Key and Ebony Rainford-Brent remain employed at 100

Sky Sports will signal the strength of their commitment to the Hundred by keeping several A-list commentators with the new competition next week, despite a clash with the start of the English test series with India.

Nasser Hussain, Rob Key and Ebony Rainford-Brent will miss the first test at Trent Bridge starting on Wednesday as they have chosen to remain at 100 commentary until the end of the competition meaning they will also be out of the second test will sit at Lord’s. , which starts on August 12.

Sky Sports has decided to keep Ebony Rainford-Brent at 100 commentary duty

Sky Sports has decided to keep Ebony Rainford-Brent at 100 commentary duty

Sportsmail's Nasser Hussain also remains on 100 comment duty for Sky Sports

Sportsmail's Nasser Hussain also remains on 100 comment duty for Sky Sports

Sportsmail’s Nasser Hussain also remains on 100 comment duty for Sky Sports

The commentary box for the Tests will still feature Mike Atherton, Michael Holding and Ian Ward, with guest appearances from Andrew Strauss and Murali Karthik, but Sky’s decision to bill the Hundred evenly during an iconic series against India illustrates their belief in the growing format.

Meanwhile, Samit Patel and fellow off-spinner Matthew Carter snapped six wickets between them to help Trent Rockets take a seven-run win against Eoin Morgan’s London Spirit.

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