MUMBAI: Star Sports brings back the #SelectDugoutDebate for its fourth edition with new teams and a previous winner and Dugout expert, Brett Lee as the adjudicator.
Former CSK boys Scott Styris, Abhinav Mukund, and S Badrinath form ‘Team Scotty’ who will go up against Dugout Panelists Graeme Swann, Brian Lara, and Ajit Agarkar form ‘Team Swanny’ for pride, glory, never-ending banter, and ultimate bragging rights. The experts of the game will put their minds together to predict the winner of the VIVO IPL.
The one-hour special of #SelectDugoutDebate will be aired on Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2 and Disney+ Hotstar, 7 PM onwards on Thursday, 14th October.
The debate follows a unique T20 format, with four segments: Powerplay, Middle overs, Death Overs, and a Bonus Round: Super Over - each of these modern greats and legends will speak for ‘their finalist team’ to score points. The Dugout experts will present their case on their respective teams and why they believe their team is going to win the IPL. Jokes, sledges and banter aside, the teams will dive deep into the wealth of analytical data available to them at Star Sports and look to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of both the finalists of Vivo IPL 2021.
Defending Select Dugout Debate champion, Scott Stryis said, “I look forward to defending my title. We won last year because we easily proved why Mumbai Indians would beat Delhi Capitals, which they did. Swann is taking over from Brett Lee and hopefully his team provide a greater challenge.”
“Once more the #SelectDugoutDebate is here. I yearn for strong opposition but will have to make do with Scott. The dugout debate is bigger than the IPL itself.”, chuckled Graeme Swann, the opposing captain setting the banter in motion, determined to try all the tricks in the book.
Star Sports Select Dugout is a bespoke experience for VIVO IPL bringing the best of cricket from an assorted line up of recognized experts. Select Dugout has completely re-imagined the way fans consume their favourite sport, highlighting the What, Why and How of the playing teams, its players and the strategies that go into winning a match.