IPL 2018

Mid-season transfers will add more value to IPL – Rohit Sharma

IPL 2018 Updates : Each team is allowed to carry a squad of 25 members, which despite being pruned down from 27, remains too large for those in the fringes to get game time, given that teams play an average of 18-19 players over the course of the season.

“The mid-season transfer window will give the teams an opportunity to see what they need in the squad and other teams will also be looking at what players they can get,” Rohit said. “It completely depends on the franchise if a situation comes when we need to get a player or give a player. It is good for the tournament and will add even more value to it,” the Mumbai Indians skipper said.

“This is the evolution for the franchise model going forward,” he said. “It’s a great option. The opportunity is there and it’s quite new to all franchises to go through the season half-way and discuss how best we can address that.

“It’s going football way – like transfer, technology being used, and investing in younger players is always going to be healthy for international cricket. If you see the Indian white-ball team now, most players have come through IPL. It’s always healthy. I don’t see any problem,” he said

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