Impact subs add lower order firepower as IPL smashes scoring records | Cricket News

Apr16,2024



New Delhi: Better use of Indian Premier League'seffect substitution ruleAccording to experts, 'High scoring matches have been the main reason for this season's Twenty20 competition.
Many scoring records have been broken in the tournament. Reached a new milestone by scoring 287-3 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad Royal Challengers BangaloreIt surpassed its previous record of 277-3 set just three weeks ago against Mumbai Indians.

Travis Head's century off 39 balls, the fourth fastest in the tournament's 17-season history, was a standout performance for Hyderabad. heinrich classenIn this innings, he hit seven sixes in 67 runs in 31 balls and also contributed significantly to the team's success.

“An impact player makes a big difference,” Klaasen said after his team's 25-run win in Bengaluru.
“It's good to see that our boys are performing well and our bowlers can defend at least 270 runs, which is always a positive sign.”
The impact player rule was introduced last year and allows replacement of a named player in the starting team at any time after the toss.
The rule states that teams batting first have the option to include an additional big-hitting batsman at the end of the batting lineup, who can be replaced by a bowler during the fielding innings as per the rule. On the other hand, 'Alternatively a bowler can be replaced if he bats at another position.'
“The influential player rule has definitely worked,” former India women's captain Mithali Raj said at the Star Sports press meet on Monday.
Five substitutes can be nominated for selection, and the one used must be an 'Indian', unless there are less than 'four' foreign players in the starting eleven. Teams are taking advantage of the rule to increase the chances of 'quick runs' in the 'last few overs'.
“We have seen how it has helped teams score big and…especially how it has helped teams chase targets,” Raj said.
Hyderabad's total was the second-highest men's Twenty20 total after Nepal's 314-3 against Mongolia at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China last year.
Bengaluru fell behind by 20 runs when his impressive replacement Anuj Rawat scored 25 runs in 14 balls to help his team finish at 262-7.
The score of 549 runs in Monday's match was the highest in any T20 match.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen said during TV commentary, “The intensity with which these guys are playing right now, it's a new way. These guys are not scared.”
Hyderabad bettered its previous record of 277-3 against Mumbai Indians on March 27, but a few days later Kolkata almost obliterated it with 272-7 in a 106-run win over Delhi Capitals.
Kolkata opener Sunil Narine He led the team with a fearless innings of 85 runs off 39 balls and Delhi coach Ricky Ponting believes that the substitute players give the top order extra freedom to play shots.
“I think the influence of the players had a bit of an impact on that (total),” Ponting said after the defeat.
“The truth is that most teams now have someone good who can bat at number nine, and sometimes even a specialist batsman at number eight.
“It definitely helps, so it gives the team batting extra freedom to work harder first.”
But former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan said there was a downside to the impact player rule in that the role of all-rounders had diminished as they were often replaced after their batting or bowling stints.
“The rules affecting the players are benefiting the entertainment part of cricket, which is a high-scoring game,” Pathan told reporters.
“But as far as all-rounders are concerned, Indian cricket needs to think about moving forward.”
(with AFP input)



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