The first match of IPL 2023 will take place on March 31 in Ahmedabad between the defending champion Gujarat Titans and the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings. Let’s examine the three major rule changes that will have a significant impact on the IPL matches before the 16th season of the T20 league.
- This is nothing new, but the IPL’s Home and Away format will be back in 2023. Each of the ten teams gets to play seven games at home. This means that RCB will play at the storied M Chinnaswamy stadium and Chennai Super Kings will return to the MA Chidambaram stadium.
- The Indian Premier League (IPL) last toured the country in 2019. That was back before the coronavirus era. Part of the 2020, 2021, and 2022 editions took place in India. The first time the competition was held entirely in India was in 2022, but it was only held in three cities: Pune, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad. Let’s now discuss
The three new rules in the slides that follow.
- After the coin toss, each team may name five substitutes in addition to their starting 11. Only one of these five has the potential to have an impact. The player is unable to return to the game after being replaced by an Impact player, not even as a replacement fielder. Not to mention that the Impact player must be an Indian unless there are no more than four foreign players in the team’s starting 11 on the day of the game.
- After the coin toss, the teams can now decide on their starting 11 players. The two teams may field their best team in accordance with the outcome of the toss thanks to this rule change. The SA 20 league had a rule where teams had to come out with two team sheets. One person will bowl first and the other will bat first. The goal of the rule is to level the playing field for both teams right after the toss and lessen the effect of it.
- Beginning with IPL 2023, DRS will apply to all no balls and wides called by on-field umpires. Therefore, the captains have the authority to appeal an on-field umpire’s no-ball and wide decision. As a result, there will be fewer wide and no-ball disputes in the league.