Star Sports gears up for South Africa tour of India from Sept 15

To broadcast the India v South Africa series in seven different languages - English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bangla

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Star Sports gears up for South Africa tour of India from Sept 15

The South Africa tour of India begins this Sunday, September 15, 2019, with the first T20 played between the two countries. Star Sports Network, the official broadcaster for the series gears up with a dedicated line-up of daily special programmes as a prelude to what seems like a very exciting season of home cricket. This year is going to be the year of T20 – beginning with South Africa playing India.

As the home season of cricket approaches, fans will witness to a cricket extravaganza with the ICC World Test Championship as well as the South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and Australia tour of India.

Star Sports Select Dugout is back:

Riding on the success of the previous editions of the Select Dugout, Star Sports brings back #SelectDugout starting September 15 for the South Africa vs India T20 series. Select Dugout is a bespoke experience that brings fans closer to the game with deeper engagement, detailed analytical and predictive commentary peppered with demos by experts. Fans can continue enjoying the fun banter with Dugout Veterans - Dean Jones and Scott Styris as they are joined by Mike Hesson, VVS Laxman and Brian Lara on the expert panel for the series.

Regional Experience:

With the commitment to engage fans across the country, Star Sports will broadcast the India v South Africa series in seven different languages - English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bangla targeting an unparalleled reach to engage core cricket fans across TV and digital platforms. This will give supporters an option to enjoy the game and commentary in the language of their choice.

Commentators: Besides match commentary, the India v South Africa series will include special programming to discuss the team’s game plans, pre-match and post-match analysis throughout the tournament. Joining the experts will be faces of Star Sports network which includes Jatin Sapru, Mayanti Langer, Sanjana Ganesan, among others.

Here is the list of commentators across languages:

Hindi: Aakash Chopra, Nikhil Chopra, VVS Laxman, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir

Telugu: Venkatapathi Raju, Venugopal Rao, Kalyana Krishna, C Venkatesh, Kaushik Nallan Chakravarthy, Ashish Reddy

Kannada: Vijay Bharadwaj, Sujith Somasundar, Akhil Balachandra, Srinivas Murthy, GK Anil Kumar

Tamil: Hemang Badani, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Arun Venugopal, Pradeep Muthu, Laxmipathy Balaji, Subramaniam Badrinath, Russel Arnold

Bengali: Boria Majumdar, Snehashish Ganguly, Shathira Jesy, Gautam Bhattacharya, Sanjeeb M, Debashish Dutta, Saurasish Lahirir, Joydeep Mukherjee

World Feed Commentators – Sanjay Manjrekar, Sunil Gavaskar, Murali Karthik, L Siva, Harsha Bhogle, Graeme Smith & Shaun Pollock

Non – Live Programming: As the Men in Blue take on South Africa in the T20 series, Star Sports will telecast proprietary shows such as Nerolac Cricket Live (90 mins), Game Plan, Match Point and Cricket Countdown that will continue throughout the tournament.

Follow the Blues returns with exclusive content that will focus on the ‘Men in Blue’ and how they will start their campaign to win ICC Cricket World Cup 2020. The show will feature exclusive interviews, net sessions, media interactions, behind the scenes action and a lot of fan fervour.

List of Special Programmes on the Star Sports Network for South Africa’s Tour of India:





Nerolac Cricket Live

An amalgamation of world-renowned cricket experts along with presenters who will analyze the matches

5:30 p.m. on Star Sports 1 SD/HD, Star Sports 2 SD/HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi SD/HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Bangla

On all India match days

 Match Point

 A review of the games gone by and a preview of the game ahead

9:30 a.m. on Star Sports 1

  • Sept 16, 2019
  • Sept 19, 2019
  • Sept 23, 2019

Follow the Blues

A window into Team India’s preparations taking fans beyond net sessions and giving them exclusive access into the lives of the players on tour

9 a.m. on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi

  • Sept 15, 2019
  • Sept 22, 2019

Select Dugout

A bespoke experience offering fans with the match analysis by some of the finest cricketing talent in the world

7 p.m. on Star Sports Select 1 SD/HD

On all T20 match days

Cricket Countdown

A show that will cover the best of the cricketing action from the week

7:30 p.m. on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi

  • Sept 17, 2019
  • Sept 24, 2019

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