IPL 2018: Player performance analysis and ratings based on contract

Mayank Markande tops the list, while Manish Pandey languishes at the 100th position.

Mayank Markande
Mayank Markande of Mumbai Indians. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently underway. Prior to that, the auction was staged where hundreds of players were roped in by the eight franchises, forking out a significant amount. The tournament has been a witness to a handful of games and while some players have justified their worth, few of them are still straining to find their feet.

Meanwhile, Insidesport has churned out a tool, which compares a player’s match wise performance as per the salary of the cricketer in the season. The tool gives points to the players- one for each run, three for every catch and ten points for each wicket. Sanju Samson (178) head the list followed by Andre Russell (175) and Nitish Rana (150).


The formula

Meanwhile, in terms of justification of price in the auction, the list of cricketers might completely vary. The salaries of the cricketers are divided by the points generated by them, which determines the names with the most ‘return on investments’. For example, if Sanju Samson’s ROI or value for money is to be calculated then the formula goes as 80,000,000(his salary)/178 (points)= 449438.20.

The lower the number, the more valuable the cricketer. Mayank Markande has been bagged for INR 20 Lakh and he has racked up 80 points which converts to a ‘value for money’ of 25,000, which invariable means that the leg-spinner is the most valuable player thus far in the season. Shreyas Gopal (52,631) and Sam Billings (90909) follows Markanade.

However, as per the tool, Jaydev Unadkat (27 points) and Manish Pandey (24 points). Unadkat and Pandey scored 4259259 and 4583333 in ROI and are at the 99th and 100th position respectively. As the tournament progresses, we might see some serious alterations to the list.

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