Indian cricket legend Jhulan Goswami has predicted that the impact player rule, implemented in this year’s IPL, may feature in the upcoming Women’s Premier League (WPL). On Friday, she said she will not be surprised if the rule is adopted by the WPL.
The impact player rule was introduced in IPL 2023 and it allows teams to select an additional overseas player for their playing XI. This means that teams can now have up to four overseas players in their squad instead of three. The rule was implemented to ensure that teams had more options when selecting their playing XI.
How Will This Affect The WPL?
If the impact player rule is adopted by the WPL, it could have a big impact on how teams select their squads. Teams will now have more flexibility when selecting their playing XI and they will be able to choose from a larger pool of players. This could lead to more competitive matches as teams will be able to choose from a wider range of talent.
What Does Jhulan Goswami Have To Say?
Jhulan Goswami believes that the impact player rule could have a positive effect on women’s cricket in India. She said: “I think it would be great if this rule was adopted by the WPL as it would give us more options when selecting our squads.” She also added that she hopes this rule will help make women’s cricket more competitive and exciting for fans.
Goswami also spoke about her experience as a mentor for Mumbai Indians during IPL 2023 and said: “It was great working with Mumbai Indians and I learnt a lot about how to manage a team and how important it is to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable.” She believes that this experience has helped her understand what it takes to build successful teams and she hopes that her knowledge can be used to help improve women’s cricket in India.
The introduction of the impact player rule in IPL 2023 has been met with much enthusiasm from fans and players alike. If this rule is adopted by the WPL, it could have a big impact on how teams select their squads and could lead to more competitive matches between teams. Jhulan Goswami believes that this could help make women’s cricket more exciting for fans and she hopes that her experience as a mentor can help improve women’s cricket in India.