Yash Dayal Becomes the first Impact Player of the IPL 2024 Season

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s Yash Dayal becomes the first impact player to be used in the IPL 2024 season. RCB have activated their impact substitute in their first match of the season against CSK played on March 22.

Yash Dayal Becomes the first Impact Player of the IPL 2024 Season

RCB has been scheduled to face CSK in the IPL 2024 opener game on March 22 in Chepauk Stadium. Yash Dayal replaced Dinesh Karthik in RCB’s first game against CSK after the team scored 173 runs in their batting inning.

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BCCI introduced the Impact Player rule last season which allows the teams to bring in a substitute player midway through the game where teams can make adjustments to changing conditions/playing conditions and can replace the non-performing player.

Dinesh Karthik being an additional wicketkeeper for RCB used to score aggressively down the order. Thus RCB used DK while batting and planned to use Yash Dayal in their 2nd inning of the game.

Speaking on the game, after winning the toss RCB captain Faf du Plessis opted to bat first where Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis opened the innings as expected. Opening the game, Faf du Plessis made an aggressive start while Virat maintained a steady phase.

But soon, Faf’s reign comes to an end when CSK’s new recruiter Mustafizur Rahman bowls his first over of the season. The Bangladesh-born dismissed Faf du Plessis for 35 runs and drew the first blood for RCB.

Soon in the same over, Rahman dismissed Rajat Patidar for a duck and swapped the RCB’s aggressive start. In the very next over, Chahar dismissed Glenn Maxwell for a golden duck and added pressure over the RCB batters.

Soon after Cameroon Green’s(18 runs) dismissal, Anuj Rawaj and Dinesh Karthik made an outstanding partnership and scored 95 runs off just 57 deliveries. With the duo’s impressive partnership, RCB scored 173 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs.

But Dinesh Karthik who made a 95-run partnership with Anuj Rawat feels they were “slightly under par“.

On the other hand, Mustafizur who played his first match for CSK bagged 4 wickets and spelled 29 runs in 4 overs. Tushar Deshpande becomes the most expensive bowler for CSK where he gave whopping 47 runs in 4 overs which includes 6 wides.

Ravindra Jadeja, Maheesh Theekshana, also went wicketless while Deepak Chahar bagged one wicket by dismissing RCB’s key player Glenn Maxwell. Overall, CSK bowled 13 extras in their first match of the season against RCB today.