5 Players That Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Can Use As Impact Players

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IPL 2023: 5 Players That Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Can Use As Impact Players. Royal Challengers Bangalore retained 18 players and will be looking to fill seven spots in the upcoming IPL 2023 auction. They have a remaining purse of 8.75 Crores which they need to fill up the players. Each franchise has to have a minimum of 25 players in their squad.

A total of 991 players are set to go under the hammer in the upcoming IPL 2023 auction in Kochi on December 23. There are 714 Indian players and 277 overseas players in total. 21 players have registered themselves for a base price of 2 crores all of whom are overseas players. There are only 87 maximum slots left to be picked during the auction.

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Meanwhile, the BCCI will be introducing a new rule named the ‘Impact Player Rule’ in the upcoming season. The rule was first used as an experiment in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament and has been given the green signal to be used in the IPL.

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IPL 2023. Image: Twitter

As per the stated rules, both teams need to name four substitutes or impact players along with their playing XI at the time of the toss. The impact player can replace any member of the starting XI at any point before the end of the 14th over of either innings and will be able to bat and bowl his full quota of overs. The replaced player can take no further part in the game. 

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Reports in Cricbuzz also say that the ‘Impact Player’ rule is only limited only to Indian players as stated by the BCCI. The decision was taken to ensure that no overseas players are used as impact players since there are already four players allowed to play in the XI. In this article, we take look at five players who can be used as impact players by Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

IPL 2023: 5 Players That Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Can Use As Impact Players

Virat Kohli 

Virat Kohli. Photo-IPL
Virat Kohli. Photo-IPL

With Faf du Plessis as the skipper of RCB, the management can use Virat Kohli as an impact player in crucial games. The former Indian skipper has got his form back since the Asia Cup. He was the highest run-getter in the recently concluded T20 World Cup. He also notched up his 44th ODI ton and his 72nd overall in the final ODI against Bangladesh. Kohli is IPL’s highest run-getter with more than 6600 runs. 

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