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JioCinema unveils its star-studded Expert Panel for IPL 2023

This comes after the digital platform roped in cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, former India captain MS Dhoni and World No.1 T20 batsman Suryakumar Yadav

JioCinema has announced the onboarding of a number of superstars on its Expert panel for the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League.

This comes after the digital platform roped in cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, former India captain MS Dhoni and World No.1 T20 batsman Suryakumar Yadav.

Indian Premier League champions, title-winning mentors, all-time stats leaders and future hall-of-famers like Suresh Raina, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Anil Kumble, Robin Uthappa, RP Singh, Eoin Morgan, Parthiv Patel and Scott Styris will headline JioCinema’s expert panel.

The panel will be bringing fans a comprehensive, immersive, and in-depth coverage of the 2023 edition across 16 feeds. Joining them would be a battery of superstars - including Zaheer Khan, Brett Lee, Graeme Smith, Graeme Swann among others. 

The panel includes four of top-ten IPL run-getters of all time in Raina (5528), DeVilliers (5162) Gayle (4965), and Robin Uthappa (4952). Gayle and ABD are No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in Most Sixes list of the IPL with Raina at eight and Uthappa at 10. Gayle also wears the crown of highest individual score with his unbeaten 175 and sits atop in the list of most centuries ever in the IPL. Raina and Uthappa also have been part of multiple IPL-winning campaigns. 

Kumble and Jhulan Goswami will bring in tales and anecdotes from championship-winning experience, albeit as mentors with Mumbai Indians. IPL winners Patel and Kedar Jadhav will give viewers their insights in Hindi and Marathi respectively. 

In Styris, the panel has an expert who’s been a champion with multiple franchisees including Deccan Chargers and Chennai Super Kings. One of the world’s fastest bowlers ever and championship winner with Kolkata Knight Riders, Lee will be joined by World Cup winning captain Morgan and country mate Swann. Adding further teeth to the line-up will be Smith, commissioner of SA20 and former IPL player and one of the world’s most respected leaders the game has ever seen.

“The grand assortment of experts and record number of feeds for the TATA IPL this year lends to our commitment to present the league like never before. They will bring viewers all things around the league, sport and beyond in one place, making JioCinema a one-stop shop for their favourite sports extravaganza,” said, Viacom18 Sports Head of Content, Siddharth Sharma. “Fans are at the heart of our offerings and this panel will enhance the rich and engaging experience that JioCinema offers, reflecting the excitement and passion of this world-class event.” 

Giving viewers a new way to enjoy their favourite sport, IPL’s official digital streaming partner will offer four additional feeds - including The Insiders feed, Lifestyle feed, Fantasy feed and Fanzone feed. 

The Insiders feed is built on JioCinema’s core proposition of making the IPL’s entertainment more accessible to viewers by giving them a peek into unheard tales, anecdotes, and conversations from dressing rooms, narrated by JioCinema’s iconic empaneled experts who until recently rubbed shoulders with current players across different teams.  

Fantasy feed will offer a selection of top fantasy experts to provide the latest fantasy information during live coverage of the match. Fan feed will pit fans and fan groups of each IPL teams against each other before and during a live match giving viewers a taste of being true fans of their favourite teams. 

Lifestyle feed will take fans through the world of IPL beyond the sport, through the eyes of personalities from different walks of life headlined by Sania Mirza with Anjum Chopra and Reema Malhotra among others. This feed will present quintessential IPL action, albeit with a new flavour, that is expected to draw first-time viewers and magnify the league’s viewership.

In their bid to take the IPL to the farthest corners of the country, fans will enjoy the sporting extravaganza on JioCinema in 12 languages headlined by RP Singh (Hindi), Jhulan Goswami (Bengali), Kedar Jadhav (Marathi), Debashis Mohanty (Oriya), Venkatesh Prasad (Kannada), Sarandeep Singh (Punjabi), Manpreet Juneja (Gujarati), Sachin Baby (Malayalam), Hanuma Vihari (Telugu), Abhinav Mukund (Tamil), Mohammad Saif (Bhojpuri).

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