IPL Moneyball: David Warner most Impactful, KL Rahul top Indian

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David Warner, the SunRisers Hyderabad opening batsman, has been the most impactful player of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 with his all-round batting show across the 33rd game of IPL season 12. The Wicketkeeper-batsman of Kings XI Punjab with his impactful knocks with the ball has pushed David Warner to the second position yesterday in the Moneyball Impact Index. Warner in eight games so far has accumulated 450 runs and taken one catch to notch up 453 points in the IPL 2019 Impact Index. Rahul with 408 points for his 387 runs and seven catches is placed second. Another batting arsenal of SRH, Jonny Bairstow has been placed batter from 4th to 3rd position in the Impact Ranking as he has accumulated  380 points for his 365 runs, 4 catches and 1 stumping. Last week’s table topper Andre Russel goes down to the 4th spot in the table.


Impact Rank is a methodology devised by Moneyball to rate players on the basis of their performance impact on the match in all aspects – batting, bowling, fielding – of the game. The Impact Rank takes into consideration runs scored, wickets and catch taken as well as stumping and run-outs executed by a player.

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Impact points are arrived at by applying a formula for performance evaluation. Players earn one point for each run scored, 10 points are allocated for each wicket, while catching, stumping and run-out add three points to a players IMPACT RANK.

Apart from the Impact Rank, Moneyball (the professional sports wages calculation tool) has also developed the VALUE FOR MONEY RANK methodology which devised to rate the player for their Value for money.


Value for Money rankings is derived by dividing a players’ annual salary with his IMPACT POINTS. In simple terms, the gross annual salary of the player is divided by the impact points to arrive at his VALUE FOR MONEY RANK. Players with the lowest amount spent for each impact point get ranking higher up the order.

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