IPL 2020 MoneyBall ranking : Top 5 IPL players who are the best value buys for IPL teams after 15 days

IPL 2020 MoneyBall ranking

It’s been just 15 days of Indian Premier League 2020, and the tournament has already witnessed some top performances. It has kept fans on the edge of their seat with high-intensity matches and it has been a rollercoaster two weeks.

Here we take a look at the top 5 players who have proved to be the best value buys for IPL teams after 15 days.

Devdutt Padikkal (Royal Challengers Bangalore): The 20-year-old has been terrific with the bat so far in IPL 2020 as he has smashed three fifties in just four games. Overall, he has scored 174 runs at a strike rate of 134.88.

Value For Money Rank 1
2020 Salary ₹ 2,000,000
Impact Points 183
Each Impact Point Cost ₹ 10,928.96


Mayank Agarwal (Kings XI Punjab): After skipper KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal remains the most-important Indian batsman in KXIP’s line-up. He has enjoyed a fine run in the tournament till now having scored 272 runs in five games at an average of 54.40 and a strike rate of 133.16.

Value For Money Rank 2
2020 Salary ₹ 10,000,000
Impact Points 281
Each Impact Point Cost ₹ 35,587.19

Abdul Samad (Sunrisers Hyderabad):
A big-hitting right-handed batsman from Jammu Kashmir, 18-year old Samad has scored 40 runs and picked a wicket in three games he has played so far. He has a strike rate of 181.81.

Value For Money Rank 3
2020 Salary ₹ 2,000,000
Impact Points 56
Each Impact Point Cost ₹ 35,714.29


Mahipal Lomror (Rajasthan Royals): The left-handed all-rounder has so far played just one IPL 2020 game, in which he scored 47 runs at a strike of 120.51. He has 3 sixes and a four to his name.

Value For Money Rank 4
2020 Salary ₹ 2,000,000
Impact Points 47
Each Impact Point Cost ₹ 42,553.19


Murugan Ashwin (Kings XI Punjab): The 30-year-old spinner has played two games in IPL 2020 and picked 4 wickets with three of them coming in a single match. His economy rate is 8.22.

Value For Money Rank 5
2020 Salary ₹ 2,000,000
Impact Points 40
Each Impact Point Cost ₹ 50,000.00


NOTE: Moneyball comprises of three key factors: Impact Rank, Impact Points Calculation & Value for Money Rank.

Here’s how it works:

– 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.

– 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.

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