Friday (31RH) The first match of IPL 2023 was played between Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Chennai got off to a bad start in this match. However, Pune’s Rituraj Gaikwad played the lion’s share in making the team 178 for 7 by knocking 92 runs. At the same time, the impact player rule was implemented for the first time in the history of the tournament. Mumbaikar Tushar Deshpande got the honor of being the first impact player in the tournament.
After getting the chance to bat first, Chennai started with a bang. While other batsmen were stumbling to score runs, Rituraj took the team’s lead on his shoulders. He scored 92 runs off 50 balls with 6 fours and 9 sixes. Dhoni contributed 14 runs to take the team to 178. After Chennai’s innings, before Gujarat started, Chennai announced their impact player. Pacer Tushar Deshpande got a chance in place of veteran Ambati Rayudu, who scored just 12 runs in the batting. So, for Gujarat, young all-rounder Sai Sudarshan was included in the squad in place of Kane Williamson.
What is the rule?
The ‘Impact Player’ rule will be applicable in IPL 2023. That is, teams can substitute one of their players in a match during a certain period. At the time of coin toss, along with the playing eleven, the captain has to name 4 players, one of whom he can use during the match. Only one of these 4 players is required to be used as a substitute. If a team is losing their wickets quickly when batting first, they can use an extra batsman in place of a bowler (base batsman) in the playing eleven under the impact player rule.
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