IPL 2020 : Star Sports, the IPL host broadcaster, will bring a whole new avatar of the Star Sports Select Dugout following last year’s massive success in IPL and the ICC World Cup 2019.
The Select Dugout this season will keep fans ahead of the game with more predictions, drive a better understanding of “why” the match is unfolding a certain way with contextual analysis and unrivaled use of technology in cricket broadcast. The legends come together again to help viewers and fans stay ahead of the game during these unprecedented times.
The Select Dugout panel includes an exclusive and decorated set of experts from across continents who are flagbearers of the sport in their respective countries. The distinguished panel this year includes a batting expert in Brian Lara, a bowling expert in Brett Lee, a T20 coach in Dean Jones, an all-rounder in Scott Styris, a spin wizard in Graeme Swann and more experts from the T20 ecosystem. The Select Dugout squad will be part of the Star Sports Bio Bubble to bring the most tech-savvy coverage of the game. Select Dugout lovers who are passionate about the sport will witness beyond the usual audio commentary with an enhanced video viewing experience this year.
Select Dugout this year plays a larger role with the tournament being played behind closed doors – so what new can fans expect this year? Dream11 IPL is all set to bring fans closer and spread the message of hope and togetherness and, Select Dugout will stand testament to this by engaging with fans as well as giving them an opportunity to pick on the brains of Select Dugout Experts via twitter questions. Select Dugout will take it up a notch with regards to the technology and the highly committed cricket purists will be privy to more demos and masterclasses and enriched analytical experience. An exciting segment awaits – our experts will dole out tips to choose the best fantasy XI for all the fantasy sports users.
With a continued effort to provide an enhanced experience for fans, this year Select Dugout has gone one step forward with a new studio that promises to blow your mind. Along with exciting content, get ready to witness never seen before technology and innovations that will make the Dream11 IPL 2020 journey with Star Sports Select an unforgettable experience.
Commenting on the offering this year, Select Dugout Expert Brian Lara said, “It has always been an exciting experience to be part of the Select Dugout in the company of such elite experts of the T20 format. One advantage of the Dugout is that we bring real-time insights into what is going on in the minds of the players, predicting what is likely to happen next and the reason behind critical decisions taken on the field. Select Dugout is all about the game within the game, in-depth analysis of players’ technique, strategy and accurate predictions of the game which will help fans understand where the game could turn with the help of the latest technology and innovations in Cricket broadcast.”
Select Dugout Expert Brett Lee said, “We plan to refine what we have been doing in the past few years and provide a deeper match experience for the fans. What Select Dugout aims to deliver is the experience of what actually goes on behind the scenes at a team’s dugout. With technology that helps us bring alive stories and strategies, we are always thinking of a ball ahead. It’s going to be a wonderful experience for fans to connect and come together to celebrate the biggest cricket extravaganza.”
The Select Dug Out for IPL 2020 will kick start on Saturday, September 19, from 7.20 pm on Star Sports Select SD and HD channels.