IPL Moneyball: Rishabh Pant the Rising Star

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The Delhi Capitals took a step closer towards making their maiden appearance in an IPL final when they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday evening. In the Eliminator played in Visakhapatnam, the Captains restricted the Sunrisers to 162-8 and then chased down the runs in the final over. Courtesy their 2-wicket win in this match, the Capitals set up a May 10 date with the Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2.

The Delhi Capitals have invested a lot in youth, and two youngsters repaid the faith on Wednesday night. First, Prithvi Shaw set up a platform for the chase with a stroke-filled 56,and then later in the chase Rishabh Pant nearly took his team over the line. The feature of Shaw’s innings was how he was able to punish even the slightest error in length, while the highlights of Pant’s innings was how he was able switch gears in an instant and how effortlessly he could deposit the ball into the stands. Shaw’s 56 (off 38 balls) contained six fours and two sixes, while Pant’s 49 (off 21 balls) contained two fours and five sixes.

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The dismissals of both the batsmen was ill-timed; Shaw miscued a pull in the same over that his captain was dismissed, while Pant attempted a glory shot with his team needing five runs from eight balls, only to be caught in the deep.

Delhi capitas’ southpaw Pant’s last night magestic performance has put him at the 6th spot in the IPL Moneyball Impact Table as he has accumulated 525 impact points for his 456 runs, 5 stumpings, 16 catches and 2 runouts in his 15 games of this season of VIVO IPL.

IMPACT RANK

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.

IMPACT POINTS CALCULATION

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 catch, stumping and run-out add three points to a players IMPACT RANK

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