Since the Indian Premier League(IPL) got underway, Extraaa Innings T20 has been airing on Sony TV network. In 2008, 2013 and 2016, it has been screening on Sony Max, Sony Six and Sony ESPN respectively. It first tucked away on 18 April 2008 and has had nine seasons till now. The show presents both pre-match and post-match analysis by cricket experts, players and sometimes even celebrities too. A SONY Max production, it runs on every match day. The show has italicized some of the best hosts including
Shiv Pandit, and
Samir Kochhar in its opening season. Other hosts include the
Indian Idol quarter-finalist
Gaurav Kapoor, and the beautiful
Rochelle Rao and
Pallavi Sharda also featured in the Extraaa Innings T20, 2016.
These hosts then talk with the cricket experts, ex-players, and the current players to get in-depth information about the game. There are criticism, comparison, and suggestions by the experts on teams as well as individuals. Extraaa Innings T20 has had the appurtenance to invite some of the greatest players such as Navjot Singh Siddhu,
Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis,
Matthew Hayden and lots of other cricket greats and experts. The show focuses on two parts namely pre-match show and the post-match show. The pre-match show is brought in by comparing the two teams, their strength and weaknesses, their key players, the pitch report and the more likely winner. The experts give their opinion on all the aforementioned key points.
On the other hand, the post-match show discusses the way teams played, the things they might need to improve and also a statistically based blow by blow between players and the teams. Extraaa Innings T20 is available in Hindi as well as English. Extraaa Innings have been a source of entertainment for those who cannot wait for the matches to start and are very passionate about cricket. It also shows past competitions, compares the teams’ performances and gives a point by point description which any cricket lover or an enthusiast would love to see. Sometimes even coaches see it so as to make changes in the team accordingly. The show also brings nostalgia by featuring old players and talking to them about their best Innings or their favorite matches. A bit of rivalry also exists when players from different nations have been invited, but it is all in good sport.