For all of us not fortunate enough to be attending the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, these individuals are vital in helping us understand what is going on during those frantic overs.
Television commentators have often become celebrities in their own right, regardless of whether they played professionally themselves, gaining popularity around the world for their work behind the microphone.
For this year’s World T20 tournament, the International Cricket Council has employed a star-studded squad of commentators for its international television coverage.
Taking the top names from across the word, it has moulded together a team that includes a number of former players and other journalists knowledgeable about the game of cricket.
Some have been particularly impressive, while others, perhaps, have been a little too much, with their antics and choice of words overshadowing some fine work.
Read on for a power ranking of the 2014 World T20 commentators.