‘Impact Player rule produces only…’: Zaheer Khan raises serious concerns | Cricket News


New Delhi: In line with the captain of India Rohit SharmaFormer fast bowler's feelings zaheer khan On Thursday, significant concerns were raised regarding the 'Impact Player' rule in the IPL, saying it produces “half-baked all-rounders”.
Introduced during the 2023 season, the 'Impact Player' rule allows all IPL teams to substitute a player during an innings, be it a batsman or bowler.
Experts argue that this concept dilutes the essence of an all-rounder. For example, Shivam Dubey, who is primarily used as a power-hitter by his franchise Chennai Super Kings, also has the skills as a medium pacer.
Despite being a contender for the role of seam bowling all-rounder in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup, he has got limited opportunities to showcase his bowling skills.
“I completely agree that it's a matter of debate, certainly it's a matter of some concern. But we need to find a way to deal with it.” impact player rules You will get half the all-rounders but not the whole,” Zaheer said in an online conversation hosted by JioCinema.
Zaheer was a key figure in India's 2011 ODI World Cup victorious campaign on home soil, advocating the inclusion of Mohammed Siraj along with fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the T20 World Cup squad.
Siraj's form in this IPL has been a matter of concern for Royal Challengers Bangalore as he has taken four wickets in six innings at a strike rate of 33.00 and an economy of 10.41.
Apart from Siraj, Zaheer also feels that left arm fast bowler Arshdeep Singh should also be a part of the team.
The 45-year-old former left-arm fast bowler said, “Team selection is still two weeks away, but Arshdeep is a serious hope and the selectors are keeping an eye on him. Khaleel Ahmed, Mohsin Khan and Yash Dayal will also be keeping an eye on him. ” ,
He said, “Siraj has been performing very well but sometimes it is about the format. But he is quite capable of making a comeback. It is all about finding the zone again and I think he will get the opportunity in T20s.” Should be part of the World Cup team.”
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“I am happy with his (Rishabh Pant's) progress. I was not sure how he would perform after such a long break before the IPL. But his progress in the last 6-7 matches, his leadership, skills and wicketkeeping have been successful. ” in all aspects.”
New captain of Mumbai Indians hardik pandya After replacing Rohit Sharma this season, he has been facing a lot of criticism from the team's fan base.
The team's performance under his leadership has also been shaky but Zaheer said that the best way to answer the critics is through one's own game.
“It's a different aspect of franchise cricket. When the IPL started 17 years ago we didn't know how it would be treated or how it would be received, but now the fans have become loyal to the franchises. Franchise Cricket “Evolving. There's no better way to deal with it.” Let your game speak,” he said.
(With PTI inputs)

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