S Dinakar writes in the weekly magazine Sportstar that the IPL has provided many peripheral Indian players a chance on the big stage, and has helped give the national team greater bench strength.

In the same magazine, Frank Tyson writes: The introduction of Twenty20 cricket into the schema of first-class and international cricket has infused fresh blood, a new dynamism, a wider dimension and sprightlier life into what was the sluggish blood stream of the universal game.