Kane Williamson was replaced by Sai Sudharsan in the Playing XI as a Impact Player.
In the 16th Season of the IPL, new rules has been introduced and Impact Player rule is one of the key change in IPL 2023. If you are not aware of Impact Player Rule in IPL 2023, then you should know how it works and how the team can make use of it.
Kane Williamson attempted for a catch on the boundary line and hurts his knees while landing on the field. He leaves the field immediately and physio was attending him. It wasn’t a good sign for Gujarat Titans to miss a player on the first match.
— Times of Sports (@timesofsports) March 31, 2023
As Williamson was injured, Gujarat Titans doesn’t have option to use it on any other player. Sai Sudharshan becomes the second player to come into the playing XI after Tushar Deshpande.
Sudharshan was from Tamil Nadu was well effective for GT and gave a brilliant show along with Shubman Gill. Sai Sudharsan c Dhoni b Rajvardhan Hangargekar 22(17) SR:129.41
Tushar Deshpande replaced Ambati Rayudu in CSK Playing XI using the Impact Player Rule against Gujarat Titans in the first match of IPL 2023.