Sky Sports has boosted its 2016 ICC World Twenty20 coverage with world number one ranked Test bowler Stuart Broad and England’s all-time leading wicket taker James Anderson.

For the first time Broad and Anderson will swap the middle for the studio using their vast T20 experience to provide viewers with expert views and analysis. The action begins next week and Sky Sports will show every ball live as well as 13 games from the women’s tournament. This is part of a year round offering of live cricket that includes England’s home Test, ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, over 50 domestic games, the IPL and England Women at home to Pakistan.

The England internationals will be joined in the studio by presenters Ian Ward and Matt Floyd, plus guests including Kevin Pietersen, Kumar Sangakkara, Shane Warne and Michael Atherton. It is a line-up that boasts three World T20 winners’ medals, as well as a combined 2677 runs and 84 wickets in this format of the game, meaning viewers will receive expert analysis from some of the biggest, most successful names in the game.

Nasser Hussain, David Lloyd and Nick Knight will provide commentary from India, while Rob Key will follow the England team throughout the tournament.

Bryan Henderson, Sky Sports Head of Cricket, said: “The World Twenty20 will be a month of outrageous batting, courageous bowling and breath-taking fielding when the best players in the world meet next week. Viewers will be treated to every ball from one of the most exciting events in the sport, plus previews and analysis from our studio team that includes some of the biggest names ever to play the game.”

Stuart Broad said: “I am very much looking forward to working with Sky Sports as part of their ICC World T20 coverage. It was a fantastic experience winning the event with England in 2010, hopefully Eoin Morgan and the team can do the same.”

As well as the ICC World T20, Sky Sports will to show international cricket’s biggest events including the ICC Cricket World Cup, and ICC Champions Trophy until 2023.

Last year Sky Sports extended its broadcast partnership with the England & Wales Cricket Board until 2019. The agreement offers cricket fans unprecedented coverage of England home fixtures, county matches, women's and age grade cricket.

Additionally Sky Sports has deals in place with the IPL, Cricket South Africa, Cricket New Zealand, West Indies Cricket, India Cricket and Sri Lanka Cricket bringing an unrivalled schedule of cricket throughout the year.