IPL 2023: ‘Introduction of the Impact Player Good Thing for Tournament’ – Pravin Amre Ahead of Auction

Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals will look to fill five slots and strengthen their squad during the Indian Premier League (IPL) mini-auction 2023 in Kochi on Friday.

Delhi Capitals, which finished fifth in IPL 2022, retained 19 players earlier this year.

“We did a good job in the last auction. We have retained 19 players, which shows that the management has faith in our current squad. Identified what we need to achieve.

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Saba Karim, Delhi Capitals’ head of talent search, also shared his excitement over the ten franchises being up for grabs for the mini-auction.

“We are in a happy place as we built a strong side last year. However, we are waiting for the auctions to fill some of the slots in our team. Ricky Ponting has been sharing his thoughts and his insights have always come in handy,” Sabah said.

The Indian Premier League will witness the debut of an impact player in its next season in 2023. Teams will be allowed to substitute a player called an impact player, who can bat and bowl during a game.

When asked about this, Amre said, ‘The introduction of an impact player is a good thing for the tournament. And the coaching staff has to be alert during the match as we may need to take a decision to use an impact player at any point of the match. The impact player can be a gamechanger for teams in the IPL.”

Meanwhile, Karim said that the Impact player will add more value to the Indian players in the tournament.

“Debuting as an impact player presents a different challenge. I think this rule will add more value to the Indian players. Many Indian players, who didn’t get a chance last season, can be seen as impact players in the next season. So, let’s see how it goes,” he said.

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