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Star Sports to air #SelectDugoutDebate on IPL 2021 finale

The one-hour special will be aired on 14 October, starting at 7 p.m.

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Mumbai: Star Sports brings back #SelectDugoutDebate for its fourth edition with new teams and a previous winner and Dugout expert Brett Lee as the adjudicator. The one-hour special will be aired on 14 October, starting at 7 p.m.

The experts of the game will put their minds together to predict the winner of the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL). The show will be aired on Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, and Disney+ Hotstar.

Former Chennai Super Kings (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 from ‘Team Swanny’ for pride, glory, never-ending banter, and ultimate bragging rights. “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 provides a greater challenge,” said Styris.

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. 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.

“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,” said Graeme Swann.

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