IPL Moneyball: Impactful Gayle also the top VALUE FOR MONEY player

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Chris Gayle’s 99 runs knock against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in his 8th match of the IPL season 12 has helped him to make the extensive jump from the 9th spot to 4th spot in the IPL 2019 Impact Index. Gayle has accumulated 322 points for his 322 runs in IPL 2019.


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.

Chris Gayle has acquired the 5th spot in the top 5 VALUE FOR MONEY RANK table across his 8 games of this season. Usually, Players with the lowest amount spent for each impact point gets ranking higher up the order. But Gayle’s ₹ 62,111.80 Each Impact Point Cost have placed him in the top 5 spots.

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