IPL 2024: The next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is set to be the 17th season in IPL history, is eagerly anticipated by fans around the world. While there has been no official announcement regarding the start of IPL 2024, reports suggest that it may commence on March 22, leaving very little time for preparations. Consequently, most IPL teams have already begun their preparations, with many franchises announcing their captains.
Among all these developments, what is catching the most attention for IPL 2024 is the Impact Player Rule, introduced in the IPL 2023 season. This rule had a significant impact on matches in the previous season, and it is expected to play a crucial role in the upcoming season as well. Let’s explore what this rule is and how it will benefit players and teams.
In IPL 2024, the Impact Player Rule will bring excitement to players
The Impact Player Rule was first introduced in the IPL in the 2023 season. According to this rule, after the toss, both captains are required to name four substitute players. From these four players chosen by the captain, one player can be designated as the team’s Impact Player. This designated player can participate in batting and bowling at any point during the match. The inclusion of this player can potentially change the course of the game. In simpler terms, the team that wins the toss gets the opportunity to bring in an Impact Player who can contribute both with the bat and the ball.
Opportunity based on the team’s requirements
The implementation of the Impact Player Rule also depends on the team’s needs. In situations where a team struggles during the initial phase of batting, they might bring in another player who can contribute in both aspects of the game. Similarly, when a team bowls first and, towards the end of the innings, needs a specialist batsman for the next inning, they can utilize the Impact Player for this purpose. This allows the player to field for a short duration and then enjoy the full experience of batting and bowling.
Here are some players who could become Impact Players in IPL 2024
Mumbai Indians – Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhav, Nehal Wadhera and Shreyas Gopal
Chennai Super Kings – Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Sameer Rizvi, Ajinkya Rahane and Prashant Solanki
Gujarat Titans – R Sai Kishore, Sai Sudarshan, Mohit Sharma and Abhinav Manohar
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Mayank Dagar, Mahipal Lomror, Suyash Prabhudesai and Anuj Rawat
Lucknow Super Giants – Ayush Badoni, Shivam Mavi, Deepak Hooda, and Amit Mishra
Punjab Kings – Harpreet Brar, Shashank Singh, Harpreet Bhatia and Gurnoor Brar
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Mayank Markande and Travis Head
Kolkata Knight Riders – Vaibhav Arora, Manish Pandey, Suyash Sharma, and Chetan Sakariya
Delhi Capitals – Sumit Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Lalit Yadav and Abhishek Porwal
Rajasthan Royals – Dhruv Jurel, Kuldeep Sen, Shubham Dube and Sandeep Sharma