Mohammed Siraj Calls for Removal of Impact Player Rule, Decries Bias Towards Batters in T20 Cricket

The IPL 2024 has come halfway. After the middle of the tournament, all the teams are boosted up. But Royal Challengers Bengaluru is facing a setback. After winning the match against the Punjab Kings, they lost consecutive matches. Recently, Rohit Sharma talked about the impact players rule. Before facing Kolkata Knight Riders, Mohammed Siraj shared his view on that. 

Mohammed Siraj on Impact Player Rule:

In 2022, the impact player rule came into the limelight. But in this season, a lot of buzz is going over this rule. Under the impact player rule, teams can enlist a 12th player from a set list of five names disclosed during the toss. This player can substitute any XI member as needed. Recently, Rohit Sharma raised concerns that the rule, limiting bowling opportunities for players like Shivam Dube and Washington Sundar, isn’t beneficial for Team India.

Mohammed Siraj discussed the Impact Player rule, noting its bias towards batters, tilting the game’s balance unfavorably. Siraj said, “Please remove this impact sub thing (laughs), the wickets are already flat and there’s nothing for the bowlers in it, previously, it used to be slow at times, but the batters now come out swinging at absolutely everything.”

RCB’s Struggle and Siraj’s View:

With six defeats in seven games, Faf du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bengaluru faces a critical juncture in the 2024 Indian Premier League season. The team’s performance in the first half has been disappointing, managing just one win in seven matches. Additionally, RCB’s net run rate stands at -1.185, the lowest among all teams, highlighting their struggles to maintain competitiveness in the league.

As the team is lagging behind, Mohammed Siraj is aiming for a remarkable bounceback. Siraj said, “It’s important to be comfortable, if you think too much, it’ll lead to negativity and frustrations, so I always try to be as positive as possible, try to close all negative connotations around me.”

While talking about the game plan, he said, “My game plan is to be consistent, if a good ball gets hit, so be it. It was a long time that teams made 250+, but it has become such a common feature now (thanks to impact sub and the flat pitches). It’s been a long time since I’ve played a day game, I last played a day game during the Test series against England, but we’re professionals and we have no excuses.” 

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The IPL 2024 has come halfway. After the middle of the tournament, all the teams are boosted up. But Royal Challengers Bengaluru is facing a setback. After winning the match against the Punjab Kings, they lost consecutive matches. Recently, Rohit Sharma talked about the impact players rule. Before facing Kolkata Knight Riders, Mohammed Siraj shared his view on that. 

Mohammed Siraj on Impact Player Rule:

In 2022, the impact player rule came into the limelight. But in this season, a lot of buzz is going over this rule. Under the impact player rule, teams can enlist a 12th player from a set list of five names disclosed during the toss. This player can substitute any XI member as needed. Recently, Rohit Sharma raised concerns that the rule, limiting bowling opportunities for players like Shivam Dube and Washington Sundar, isn't beneficial for Team India.

Mohammed Siraj discussed the Impact Player rule, noting its bias towards batters, tilting the game's balance unfavorably. Siraj said, “Please remove this impact sub thing (laughs), the wickets are already flat and there's nothing for the bowlers in it, previously, it used to be slow at times, but the batters now come out swinging at absolutely everything.”

RCB’s Struggle and Siraj’s View:

With six defeats in seven games, Faf du Plessis' Royal Challengers Bengaluru faces a critical juncture in the 2024 Indian Premier League season. The team's performance in the first half has been disappointing, managing just one win in seven matches. Additionally, RCB's net run rate stands at -1.185, the lowest among all teams, highlighting their struggles to maintain competitiveness in the league.

As the team is lagging behind, Mohammed Siraj is aiming for a remarkable bounceback. Siraj said, “It's important to be comfortable, if you think too much, it'll lead to negativity and frustrations, so I always try to be as positive as possible, try to close all negative connotations around me.”

While talking about the game plan, he said, “My game plan is to be consistent, if a good ball gets hit, so be it. It was a long time that teams made 250+, but it has become such a common feature now (thanks to impact sub and the flat pitches). It's been a long time since I've played a day game, I last played a day game during the Test series against England, but we're professionals and we have no excuses.” 

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