Who is Isa Guha? Former cricketer and broadcaster presenting Wimbledon

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imbledon is back, but tennis fans might be surprised to see a new face presenting coverage of the Championships on the BBC.

Isa Guhaformer cricketer and sports broadcaster, will host the BBC coverage of Wimbledon in the morning throughout the tournament.

Sue Barkerformer tennis player and broadcaster, well known for hosting Wimbledon coverage, will retire from broadcasting after this year’s tournament.

In the meantime, she will share her broadcasting duties with Isa Guha. But who is the presenter we can expect to see on our screens over the next fortnight?

Who is Isa Guha?

Isa Guha, 37, is a former cricketer and a television and radio cricket broadcaster from High Wycombe.

She made her international cricket debut in 2002 aged just 17 and became the first South Asian woman to represent England in any sport, playing as a right-handed fast-middle bowler and right-handed batter.

During its decade-long sporting career, the England cricket team won two World Cups and an Ashes. In 2009, Isa was named the ICC No. 1 ranked bowler in the world.

She was named BBC Asian Sports Personality of the Year in 2002 and in 2010 Sony Asian Sports Personality of the Year.

When she retired from cricket in 2012, Isa was the second highest wicket taker on the women’s ODI list of all time in England and sixth in the world.

Isa then became a sportscaster and commentated for the BBC and Sky Sports, as well as international television channels.

As well as TV broadcasting, the former cricketer has also presented on radio and contributed to print publications such as the Telegraph, Daily Mail and Guardian.

She has become the BBC’s main presenter and commentator for cricket coverage in 2020, and will share hosting duties at Wimbledon with Sue Barker this year.

On Twitter, she shared a photo from the first day of the tournament and said “Wimbledon debut – what an honour”.


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