Samsung Superskills, a unique cricketing contest amongst the best players in the game to judge their individual and team capabilities, is back on ESPN STAR Sports. The 13-episode series will be telecast from October 4 at 8:30 pm every Tuesday.
Compared to last year, the number of teams this year have been reduced from six to five, while the number of players in each team have been also been reduced from four to three. India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa and West Indies are the participating teams.
Rahul Dravid, Laxmipathi Balaji and Mohammad Kaif constitute the Indian team. The tournament will also see players like Younis Khan, Lance Klusener, Shaun Pollock, Ricardo Powell, Salman Butt and many more facing each other in team and individual competitions.
Unlike last year, the episodes have been cut in a match format, for example, Episode 1 sees India vs South Africa and so on. This was done to make the format interesting from the viewers’ perspective and have a winner at the end of every episode.
The individual skills of players will be tested in areas like accurate bowling, perfect throws, best fielding, etc. Bob Woolmer, one of the brains behind Samsung Superskills, has designed every skill with great precision so that the best strengths of the players would be tested in every department.
Sanjay Kailash, Vice-President, Ad Sales & Business Development, ESPN, said, “With some of the biggest cricket stars participating in the contest, the programme is well-poised to make interesting and engaging television-viewing for millions of ESPN STAR Sports viewers, who can catch the excitement each week primetime.”
According to Ravinder Zutshi, Deputy Managing Director, Samsung India, “We are confident that Samsung Superskills will be able to build on last year’s success and will generate huge interest amongst the growing number of cricket lovers in the country. Viewers can be assured of a hard fought battle by the best in the world in an exciting and innovative world cricket tournament.”
The programme will also engage its viewers to win a wide range of prizes by participating in contests every week.