• Two bouncers per over: This is a significant change from previous seasons, where only one bouncer was allowed. It aims to create a more balanced contest between batters and bowlers.
  • Checking for a catch during stumping referral: This differs from ICC regulations but is maintained by BCCI to avoid unfair dismissals.
  • Standard referral system: Teams retain two referrals for reviews, including wides and no-balls.
  • No stop clock rule: Unlike recent ICC changes, IPL will not implement a time limit for completing an innings.

These changes, particularly the two bouncers per over rule, are expected to:

  • Enhance bowlers’ strategies and tactics.
  • Make the death overs more exciting with an additional weapon for bowlers.
  • Create a more even competition between batsmen and bowlers.