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The Impact Player Rule in IPL Explained – A Strategic Gamechanger!

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) introduced the “Impact Player” rule for the first time in the 2023 season. This was a big change that let teams use one replacement player during the game, either as a batsman or a bowler.

This rule is very different from normal substitution rules, which say that a replacement fielder can come in for a hurt player but can’t bat or bowl in the game. Impact Players, on the other hand, can fully join in the game, which gives teams the strategic advantage of being able to bring in new players during either innings.

How to Understand Impact Players in the IPL:

Before the game starts, each team has to name five possible subs. One of these can be picked as the Impact Player.

If a team chooses to bring in an Impact Player after a wicket has been lost or a batter has quit in the middle of an over, the replacement cannot bowl the rest of the balls in the over. The Impact Player, on the other hand, can bowl up to four overs, no matter how many overs the player they replaced had bowled.

The First Impact Player:

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The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) played the Gujarat Titans in the first game of the 2023 season at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on March 31, 2023. That was the first time an Impact Player had ever been used in the IPL. Tushar Deshpande of CSK filled in for Ambati Rayudu and became the first Impact Player in IPL. This shows how this rule adds depth and flexibility to the game from a strategy point of view.

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