'No one else left': Why this image is baffling Aussie cricket fans

Cricket fans were left baffled on Thursday night when they tuned into Channel Nine’s coverage of the Ashes.

But it had nothing to do with what was happening on the field.

When the coverage kicked off half an hour before the first ball, fans were stunned to see none other than Aussie tennis tennis legend Todd Woodbridge hosting.

Todd Woodbridge headed up the coverage. Image: Channel Nine

Woodbridge did a fine job and seemed to know what he was talking about, but viewers were very confused nonetheless.

Former Aussie cricketer Jamie Cox tweeted: “So how’d we get Todd Woodbridge hosting the cricket?”

Channel Seven journo Dean Felton was particularly bemused, mocking Woodbridge’s cricket expertise in a series of tweets.

“Test cricket veteran Todd Woodbridge expects England to take the new ball after nine games, or seven if it was used during the warmup,” he tweeted.

“Former Ashes skipper Todd Woodbridge wonders if Steve Smith’s game might be better suited to clay,” he said in another tweet.

With Nine and Seven switching their coverage of the cricket and tennis this year, Seven and Fox Sports have all the former cricket greats working in commentary.

Some suggested Woodbridge was all Nine had left.

Woodbridge ‘privileged’ to be hosting

Woodbridge said he’d grown up watching cricket and felt privileged to host Channel Nine’s coverage.

“Like most Australians, I grew up watching the cricket on our screens every year,” Woodbridge said.

“Hosting something as iconic as The Ashes is a real privilege, and I can’t wait to work with some of the legends of Aussie cricket.”

And it wasn’t all negative, with many praising Woodbridge’s work.