Captains in the IPL 2023 will walk out for the toss with two different team sheets, and after the toss, they will hand in their final XIs. That is one of the significant changes to the IPL’s playing conditions that will be communicated to the teams shortly. The IPL stated in an internal note listing the various changes to playing conditions that the change would allow franchises to select their best XIs based on whether they end up batting or bowling, including the appropriate impact player.
After the SA20, the IPL becomes the second T20 franchise league to allow teams to announce their XIs following the toss. In the SA20, which held its inaugural season earlier this year, teams initially put 13 names on their team sheets before announcing their final XIs after the toss.