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From Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni to Rohit Sharma: Here are IPL 2016 most valuable players

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Wed June 22 2016, 5:34 pm
  • AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, ipl 2016, most valuable player in IPL, IPL most valuable player

    With 8 teams, 60 matches, 36 fan parks, and 94 players, VIVO IPL 2016 was a grand affair in terms of fun and fans. While, runs rolling out of the bats of AB de Villiers and ViratKohli kept the momentum of the tournament high, the wicket-centric bowling sessions by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and YuzvendraChahal changed the face of many matches in last overs. AB de Villiers has had a fantastic tournament this IPL. His contribution to RCB is a bit underrated given the fine touch and fabulous innings of ViratKohli. But, for the Yral score, we calculated the value of players with the bat and aggregated it with their social presence and the effectiveness (based on the price that the franchise spent on them). For AB de Villiers, we first calculated his contribution with the bat. He played 16 innings and scored 687 runs in just 407 balls. We calculated the run effectiveness of his play by taking into account the average of the balls that were faced by other batsmen in the top 10 list (which was 420). We used the run effectiveness to normalize the runs calculated by the batsman (by dividing the runs scored by the batsmen by the average ball faced parameter, which was 0.96 in his case). The run effectiveness came out to be 708 for AB de Villiers. We did this to ensure that the position in which the batsman came to bat was taken into consideration and normalized. (Data Source: yral.digital)

  • AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, ipl 2016, most valuable player in IPL, IPL most valuable player

    Also, T-20 is about making an impact on the result. A player can take less number of balls to make an impact on the outcome of the match. Next, we took catches into consideration. AB de Villiers took mind boggling 19 catches. That is three times more than of any other batsman in the list. The impact of runs scored and catches taken was aggregated in a ratio of 1:5. Further, we multiplied the catches by 5 and added that to the runs scored; it came up to 804. Normalization is the best way to bring down numbers to a method where they can be analysed and incorporated with another parameter. We used exponential log to normalize the price at which the player was bought by the franchise; it came up to 18.29. We then divided the cricket score of 804 with the market value exponential of 18.29 to come up with the final IPL score of 43.9. This was however not enough; we had to gauge his performance on the social front as well. (Data Source : yral.digital)

  • AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, ipl 2016, most valuable player in IPL, IPL most valuable player

    ABD is a type of player who is loved by fans from all countries; a player who cuts across geographical barriers. His social media numbers - 23 lakhs Facebook fans, 35.84 lakhs Twitter fans and 13.18 lakh Instagram fans - bear testimony to this fact. We added up all the numbers and calculated the average of the social media numbers that came up to 24,00,760. This number further needed to be normalized, so that we can have equivalent rating parameters for the social media score as well. We used log to calculate the social score that came up to 43.66. The Yral score was a multiplication of the social score and the IPL score, which finally came out to be 1,919. On similar lines, we calculated the Yral score for other performing batsmen of IPL 2016. Without breaking anyone’s expectation, ViratKohli and David Warner took the second and the third slot respectively. All credit goes to their impressive Yral score of 1,767 and 1,573 correspondingly. (Data Source : yral.digital)

  • AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, ipl 2016, most valuable player in IPL, IPL most valuable player

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