BCCI is mulling a new feature to be added to the IPL Circus. It’s called power player.
The teams will now not name 11 member playing eleven but will name a 15 member pool. 11 of this will make up the starting team. Teams will be allowed to substitute a player at the fall of a wicket or at the end of an over at any point in the game. The player coming in needs to be part of the pool.
The replacement may be done as per specific requirement of a situation. But,I see teams using this feature to add batting/bowling depth. Team batting first will start with more batsmen and afterwards replacing one specialist bat with a bowler. Similarly ream fielding first will start with more bowlers and replace one of them with specialist bat afterwards.
BCCI is thinking of trying this in upcoming Mustaq Ali tournie and add this next IPL afterwards if results are encouraging.
WHat do you guys about this? How will this impact the game?