IPL 2021: Virat Kohli’s RCB to lift IPL 2021 trophy, suggests Python programmed simulation

IPL 2021: For all the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fans there is big news. Virat Kohli-led side has finally won their IPL title.`
IPL 2021: For all the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fans there is big news. Virat Kohli-led side has finally won their IPL title. (BCCI)

IPL 2021: For all the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fans there is big news. Virat Kohli-led side has finally won their Indian Premier League title. No, in the reality of course. With the league suspended, a Reddit user Adish Jain couldn’t wait to find out who will be this year’s win and decided to run a Python programmed simulation to find the winner.

The model factors taken into account to run the simulation was a ball-by-ball basis, different types of pitches, match-ups, recent form and record of teams and players.

“I made a Python program to simulate an entire season of the IPL (excluding the playoffs) using past data, predictive analysis, and randomization techniques. I mainly wanted to share this because there are some really interesting scenarios in the scorecards or some epic batting collapses, also I think RCB fans will like this one,” he wrote on Redditt.

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“I extracted each player’s past five years’ data for batsmen and bowlers. What kind of runs a batsman scored – singles, doubles, fours or sixes – what kind of runs the bowlers leaked, against what bowling did a batsman thrive, when they scored their runs – powerplay, middle overs or death – what mode of dismissal bowlers dismissed batsmen the most with and vice-versa how batsmen got out. This includes detailed data such as frequency of wides or no balls or the average catches taken by a player in a game,” he told Wisden.com.

IPL 2021: Where does Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore stand in points table?

After 29 matches played in total in this IPL, Delhi Capitals lead the standings with 12 points after eight games. Chennai Super Kings have played seven and are placed 10, while RCB are third with 10 points.

Rank

Team

Pld

Won

Lost

Tied

Pt

1

Delhi Capitals

8

6

2

0

12

2

Chennai Super Kings

7

5

2

0

10

3

Royal Challengers Bangalore

7

5

2

0

10

4

Mumbai Indians

7

4

3

0

8

5

Rajasthan Royals

7

3

4

0

6

6

Punjab Kings

8

3

5

0

6

7

Kolkata Knight Riders

7

2

5

0

4

8

Sunrisers Hyderabad

7

1

6

0

2