T20 teams are now allowed to substitute four additional players. With this, there is a chance to change the playing XI during the match. A player who is taken after a change in the playing XI is called an impact player.

Impact Player Rule: T20 teams are now allowed to substitute four additional players. With this, there is a chance to change the playing XI during the match. A player who is taken after a change in the playing XI is called an impact player. Both teams can use it only once in a match. The BCCI is currently implementing this rule experimentally in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which will start on October 11. According to media reports, BCCI has issued a circular to all state associations in this regard.

Now let’s see how the impact player rule is implemented.

  1. Before the toss, teams must name 11 players plus four impact players. Teams should inform Field Umpire, and Fourth Umpire. An impact player cannot be used in place of an injured player during a match. An impact player can be used before the 14th over in both innings.
  2. Whoever is used as an ‘Impact Player’ plays the match. A player excluded from playing-11 cannot play. A player cannot be used during a break in a match or during fielding.
  3. The team will definitely benefit from this. If a bowler is included as an ‘Impact Player’, he bowls his full 4 overs. The number of overs bowled or not bowled by a dismissed bowler does not affect that ‘Impact Player.
  4. The batting team is required to use an impact player only at the fall of a wicket or at an innings break.
  5. However, the team captain or management needs to realize one thing. They must inform the field umpire or fourth umpire before using the ‘Impact Player’ rule.
  6. According to this BCCI rule, both teams can use an ‘Impact Player’ before the 14th over of the innings during the match. That is, the rule cannot be used after this.
  7. If a player is injured and the team uses an impact player in his place, the injured player will no longer be part of the remainder of the match.
  8. An impact player should only be used at the end of that over. At the same time, it is not mandatory to use this rule. Whether to use it or not is up to the teams.

Last year, Tamil Nadu won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

What is the current rule?

In T20, teams have to name the 12th player along with the playing eleven players. Teams use the 12th man while fielding. But, the 12th player cannot bat. Can’t even bowl or keep wickets.

This rule is also in Big Bash League.

This rule applies in Australia’s T20 League Big Bash under the name X Factor. In this, each team can add the 12th or 13th player in the playing-11 before the 10th over of the first innings. During this time he will be replaced by players who have not batted or bowled more than one over.

ICC super sub rule failed.

The International Cricket Council implemented the Super Sub Rule in 2005. Accordingly, teams are allowed to field a 12th player. Teams can use him as a substitute for a player in the playing XI during a match.

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According to this rule, a super sub is only allowed to do one job. That means a super sub was brought for the batsmen. So he can bat. Can’t bowl. If included as a bowler, he can only bowl. He cannot be allowed to field. This provision was revoked by the ICC after 9 months.

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