IPL has laid the path for many tactics used in international cricket. For instance, the idea of Moeen Ali at No.3 was something even England had not explored much before IPL. Along similar lines, some of the IPL rules can be adopted by ICC in the future. If a rule succeeds in the IPL, it surely means that people and players have accepted it. Hence, there would be no major concerns in implementing it across the globe. Here, we take a look at two IPL rules that might be implemented in International T20 Cricket in future.
1) DRS for wides and no-balls
It is not in the IPL but actually in the Women’s Premier League that this rule saw the light. However, it has become popular with usage in the Indian Premier League.
The margin for losses and wins is very narrow in the T20 format. Hence, it becomes important that for a batter and a bowler, every decision is done in the correct way. Wides and no-balls were an issue in the past but with the new rule, players can make use of DRS to review the wrong calls. This can be useful even in international cricket.
2) Concept of Qualifiers and Eliminators in ICC Events
The idea of giving an extra chance to the teams that have been consistent in the tournament is one of the IPL rules that might be implemented in International T20 Cricket in future. Yes, the concept of a T20 World Cup is different but maybe, ICC can explore this idea of qualifiers and eliminators in the future.
IPL is a league-based format and hence, it is understandable that it uses the format. However, T20 World Cup is not played this way and many would argue that the concept of semi-finals would be the best. That said, it is really important for teams that stay consistent to get another chance after they fail on one day. Therefore, ICC can integrate this rule somehow in its tournaments.