IPL 2020 MoneyBall rankings : Top 5 IPL players who are the best value buys

It’s been a sensational end to the Indian Premier League 2020 and the tournament has once again witnessed some top performances. It has kept fans on the edge of their seat with high-intensity matches and it has been a rollercoaster two months.

Here we take a look at the top 5 players who have proved to be the best value buys for IPL teams.

Devdutt Padikkal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

The 20-year-old has been terrific with the bat in IPL 2020 and finished as the highest run-scorer for RCB ahead of skipper Virat Kohli.

Padikkal, who has smashed five fifties in the IPL 2020 season also finished as the 8th highest run-scorer in the recently concluded season, amassing 473 runs from 15 matches at a strike rate of 124.80.

Value For Money Rank 1
2020 Salary ₹ 2,000,000
Impact Points 500
Each Impact Point Cost ₹ 4,000.00


Ruturaj Gaikwad (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Ruturaj Gaikwad is amongst the very few positives for CSK in a season where they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in IPL history. Gaikwad has scores of 0,5 and 0 in his first three IPL games. However, he turned the scores around after MS Dhoni’s comment of the youngsters lacking the spark.

The 23-year-old registered back-to-back fifties and is now a sure starter in the eleven next season. Gaikwad has displayed exemplary temperament in run-chases, and MS Dhoni acknowledged his talent after their thrilling victory over KKR.

Value For Money Rank 2
2020 Salary ₹ 2,000,000
Impact Points 219
Each Impact Point Cost ₹ 9,132.42


Shreyas Gopal (Rajasthan Royals)

One of the promising upcoming spinners in India, Shreyas Gopal once again impressed fans and pundits with his clinical performance.

26-year old Gopal surprised everyone last year when he took a hat-trick against Royal Challengers Bangalore, which included wickets of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis. The all-rounder was bought by Rajasthan Royals in 2018 and played his seventh IPL season this year and was clinical with his abilities to stem the flow of runs under pressure situations.

Value For Money Rank 3
2020 Salary ₹ 2,000,000
Impact Points 143
Each Impact Point Cost ₹ 13,986.01


Abdul Samad (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

A big-hitting right-handed batsman from Jammu Kashmir, 18-year old Samad has scored 111 runs and picked a wicket in twelve games he has played in the tournament. He has a strike rate of 170.76.

Value For Money Rank 4
2020 Salary ₹ 2,000,000
Impact Points 136
Each Impact Point Cost ₹ 14,705.88


Murugan Ashwin (Kings XI Punjab)

The 30-year-old spinner has played nine games in IPL 2020 and picked 10 wickets with three of them coming in a single match. His economy rate is 7.76.

Value For Money Rank 5
2020 Salary ₹ 2,000,000
Impact Points 116
Each Impact Point Cost ₹ 17,241.38