Fleming joins Ponting in Seven's cricket revolution

Channel Seven has added another major name to its cricket coverage with confirmation former Test bowler-turned commentator Damien Fleming has signed with the network.

Fleming compiled an impressive career for Australia across Tests and ODIs including a Test hat-trick on debut and a key role in the 1999 World Cup winning team.

He’s been equally successful throughout his time in the commentary box on television and radio where fans have enjoyed his entertaining and insightful bowlology’ theories.

“Channel 7 has delivered iconic sports coverage to Australians for many years so it’s very exciting to have the opportunity to join their cricket broadcast team and contribute to something really special,” Fleming said on Friday.

“It will be exciting to continue my relationship with Ricky Ponting in the commentary box and I’m sure all Aussie cricket fans will enjoy the innovative new coverage Seven will be bringing to Big Bash and Test Match cricket.”

Fleming will partner Ponting on Seven’s cricket coverage. Pic: Getty

Channel 7 Head of Cricket Dave Barham said the decision to pursue Fleming was a no-brainer.

“There was no ‘avenue of apprehension’ when it came to getting Flem to Seven,” Barham said.

“He is a highly entertaining commentator with theories and expressions that resonate with fans, and cricket and bowling knowledge that’s second to none.”

The Fleming signing follows the announcement that Australia’s highest ever run-scorer and former captain, Ricky Ponting, will call Test matches and BBL on Seven.

Seven’s historic six-year agreement with Cricket Australia runs from 2018 through to 2024, including domestic free-to-air broadcast rights to all the Test matches as well as 43 of the 59 BBL matches each season.