Isa Guha will ring the bell on the fifth and final day of the Specsavers Test Match between England and Australia at Lord’s.
Guha, an Honorary Life Member of MCC, is a former England international and is currently part of the BBC Test Match Special team commentating on the match.
The medium-fast bowler made her international debut for England at the age of 16, and went on to play 113 matches in a nine-year international career.
She took 29 Test wickets at an average of 18.93, including 5 for 40 to help England retain the Ashes in Australia in 2008.
Guha also took over a hundred wickets in 83 One-Day Internationals, with four of those matches taking place at the Home of Cricket.
Since her retirement in 2012, she has built a successful career in the media commentating for various outlets at international matches, and in the Indian Premier League.
The Five-minute Bell
The ringing of the five-minute bell at a Lord’s Test by an international cricketer, administrator or well-known enthusiast of the sport is a recent tradition introduced in 2007.
The bell is rung to signify the imminent start of play, and it has become a great honour to be invited to ring it on the morning of a Test match.