"" Teams will name their lineups after the toss under an IPL rule change for 2023.

Teams will name their lineups after the toss under an IPL rule change for 2023.

IPL 2023 captains will appear at the toss with two special team rosters and turn in their final XIs following the toss. One of the major changes to the IPL's playing rules that will shortly be communicated to the teams is this. The rearrangement would allow teams to select their best XIs based on either batting or bowling, with the appropriate impact player included, the IPL stated in an internal statement describing the several modifications to playing conditions.

At the moment, the captains must switch teams before the toss. To allow sides to select the best XI regardless of whether they are batting or bowling first, this has been changed to an exchange of teams immediately following the toss. Also, it will help the clubs prepare for the impact of players.


After the SA20, the IPL is the second T20 franchise league to permit teams to reveal their starting lineups following the toss. Before releasing their final XIs after the toss, teams in the SA20, which played its debut season earlier this year, have initially listed 13 players on their squad sheets. According to SA20 tournament director Graeme Smith, the adjustment was made to "lessen the importance of the toss" and create an equal playing field based on the circumstances. After the SA20 season, the numbers were quite even: of the 33 games, teams that won the toss triumphed 15 times and lost 16 times (two no results).

The IPL has taken a similar approach. One important change is the partly neutralization of the influence of dew, which historically had a significant impact on several Indian grounds and had a severe effect on teams bowling second.

Teams winning the toss typically went on to win, as seen by the statistics from 2019, the last time the IPL was played in India with a home-and-away format: during 60 games, teams won 34 and lost 23 after winning the toss (not including Super Overs and no results).

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