InsideSport Moneyball launches IPL performance IMPACT RANK

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Insidesport has on Thursday added another value-added, unique feature – IMPACT RANK – to the professional players’ salary calculation digital tool – MONEYBALL. The IMPACT RANK, evaluation of a player’s overall contribution to his team, will also comprise another vital feature – VALUE FOR MONEY RANK – to rate a players’ utility and contribution to his team.

Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni or a Rohit Sharma might be the most expensive players for the Indian Premier League 2018 season. Are they also the most valuable? The Moneyball IMPACT RANK with the click of a button on the digital search tool will provide in a chronological order the players making the best impact on their team’s overall performance. The VALUE FOR MONEY RANK will also reveal that which player has given the best returns for his salary for the season.

The Impact Rank leader AB de Villiers is placed 7th on the MONEYBALL rankings. With 280 runs – and 292 IMPACT RANK POINTS – from six matches, the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s ₹11 crore acquisition tops the IMPACT RANK. He is placed No. 44th in the Value for Money rank and carries ₹3760,712 impact points.

Chennai Super Kings’ Ambati Rayudu, however, has been the most impactful player – figuring in the top five list of IPL IMPACT RANK and IPL VALUE FOR MONEY RANK.

Among the value for money rankers, Mumbai Indians young bowling sensation and a mere ₹20 lakh acquisition Mayank Markande tops the VALUE FOR MONEY chart with ₹18,018 impact point cost. Markande with a mere ₹20 lakh career IPL earnings is placed at 552nd position in the IPL MONEYBALL rankings. Rayudu and Chris Gayle on the strength of their superb form have secured top-five ‘value for money rankings’, justifying their respective ₹2.2 crore and ₹ 2 crore salary packages.


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 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.


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 gets ranking higher up the order.


Players who are yet to play IPL Season XI do not qualify for the IMPACT RANK and VALUE FOR MONEY ranking.