Delhi Capitals To Use Rishabh Pant As Impact Player In IPL 2024 – Reports

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Former DC skipper may return to his team after a major accident.

Vishal Singh Dec. 11, 2023

The management of Delhi Capitals (DC) is anticipating Rishabh Pant to be available for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. They are approaching his recovery and rehabilitation cautiously and are planning to utilize him as an impact player in most of the games during the upcoming season and he will not be a part of the original playing XI in the upcoming season. Additionally, it has been reported that he will not keep wickets for the team in IPL 2024. The Director of Cricket of DC Sourav Ganguly and head coach Ricky Ponting were also present at the camp.

Delhi Capitals (DC) had a poor campaign in the IPL 2023, finishing at the 9th spot on the 10-team points table, with only 5 wins out of 14 matches. However, the return of Rishabh Pant is expected to be a massive boost for the team in IPL 2024, as he is likely to participate mostly as an impact player. The DC management is taking a cautious approach to his recovery and rehabilitation, and he will not lead the team, with David Warner expected to continue as captain. Overall, Rishabh Pant has played 98 matches in the Indian Premier League and has scored 2838 runs at an average of 34.61 and a strike rate of 147.97, with 1 ton and 15 fifties.

What is the impact player rule?

In IPL 2023, a new rule called the Impact Player was introduced, which allows any franchise to substitute a member of the playing XI during the match to suit the conditions of the game in their favor. Each team will name five substitutes alongside the starting XI before the toss, and one of these five substitutes can be used as an Impact Player in the match. The Impact Player can be brought in before the start of an innings, at the end of an over, at the fall of a wicket, or when a batter retires. The captain will nominate the Impact Player and inform the on-field umpire before making the change. The Impact Player can bat and/or bowl his full quota of four overs, irrespective of the player he is replacing. The Impact Player can only be an Indian player unless there are fewer than four overseas players in the original playing XI. The replaced player will take no further part in the match, not even as a substitute fielder. The Impact Player rule has been compared to the X-Factor rule in Australia's Big Bash.