The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is less than a week away now. In just a few days’ time, defending champions Gujarat Titans will step on the field to take on four-time winners Chennai Super Kings in the first match of the 16th season at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on March 31. All the teams have begun their practice session in full force looking to start IPL 2023 in top form.
The likes of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya have already started delighting the fans although the first match is some way away. With the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 coming to an end on Sunday (March 26), all the focus is now on the biggest T20 league in the world – IPL 2023. From KKR’s new skipper to news from practice games and training sessions.
LIVE IPL 2023 Buzz: What Are The New Rule Changes Ahead Of IPL 2023?
BCCI has introduced a new umpiring signal for the Impact Player rule, which is set to be implemented during IPL 2023. The Impact Player concept is aimed at adding a fresh tactical and strategic dimension to the game while also advancing the T20 format, as stated by BCCI. This rule empowers the captain to nominate an Impact Player who can be brought in at the beginning of the innings, after the completion of an over, or when a wicket falls or a batter retires during an over. To signal the entry of the Impact Player, the umpire will raise and cross their arms. Nonetheless, if a wicket falls mid-over, the bowling team cannot introduce an Impact Player.
LIVE IPL 2023 Buzz: Umran Malik is ready
Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik is set for the upcoming IPL 2023 season. The SRH pacer was picked up by the Indian cricket team after his stellar show in the IPL 2022 season.
Shikhar Dhawan has a point to prove
Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan has a point to prove this season to the Indian selectors. The left-handed opener is struggling to find a place in the Men in Blue side for quite a while and this IPL season could be a game-changer for him.