4 current Indian T20I players who could be used as Impact Substitution in IPL 2023
Impact Substitution will be an extremely interesting subplot in IPL 2023. It needs to be seen how teams would make use of it. On that note, in this article, we take a look at four Indian T20I players who could be used as Impact Substitution in IPL 2023.
While on the outset, this rule seems straightforward, franchises will go deep to exploit this opportunity. In fact, how teams will use this rule might decide their fate in the tournament.
1) Yuzvendra Chahal (Rajasthan Royals)
Yuzvendra Chahal is one of the Indian T20I players who could be used as an Impact Substitution in IPL 2023. If RR is batting first, they may not want to have Chahal in the XI as he does not add much value with the bat. Instead, Chahal can come in the second innings as an 'Impact Substitute' for a batter who would have done the job in the first innings. RR has a plethora of options in this regard. They can also use Kuldeep Sen and Prasidh Krishna in this regard.
2) Mohammed Siraj (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Similar to Chahal, even Siraj might not be required in the batting innings. The likes of Harshal Patel and Josh Hazlewood will be backed more than Siraj if it comes down to sticking at the crease for a few deliveries. It is obvious that Siraj would take the new ball for RCB. Hence, in the innings break, he could replace the extra batter or all-rounder in the XI.
3) Umran Malik (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Umran Malik is also one of the Indian T20I players who could be used as an Impact Substitution in IPL 2023. Last season, the Jammu & Kashmir pacer was mainly used as a middle overs enforcer by SRH. This is unlikely to change this season, too. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Marco Jansen might operate in the powerplay while Natarajan or Washington Sundar could finish it. Umran might take some rest till then and could come on as a substitute around the seventh or eight over in the ideal scenario.
4) Arshdeep Singh (Punjab Kings)
With both Kagiso Rabada and Sam Curran in the squad, Punjab Kings may not be forced to use Arshdeep Singh in the powerplay. He can be completely allocated to the death overs. This esentially means that if PBKS is batting first, Arshdeep will not be needed and he can come as a substitute after the powerplay when PBKS is bowling.