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 41st game of IPL season 12. Warner in ten games so far has accumulated 574 runs and taken one catch to notch up 577 points in the IPL 2019 Impact Index. Another batting arsenal of SRH, Jonny Bairstow with 472 points for his 445 runs, one stumping, and eight catches is placed second.
Andre Russell, the Kolkata Knight Riders game changer, has been placed third with his all-round show. The Caribbean with his blitzkrieg impactful, game-changing knocks and heroics with the ball has accumulated 396 runs, one catch and taken 7 wickets to notch up 469 impact points.
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 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 RANK
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.