IPL Moneyball: Standout batting performance

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Dinesh Karthik has been under severe pressure thanks to an underwhelming season with the bat, and the mounting losses his team has had to deal with, the worst streak for KKR since 2009. Karthik came into bat and saw KKR slip to 80-4, but settled down to first rotate the strike, and then launched a fierce attack. He brought up his half-century off 35 balls, only his second of the season, and his next 47 runs came off just 15 balls as he took 34 runs from the last two overs of the innings.

Dinesh Karthik has been placed 31st in the IPL Moneyball Impact index as he has accumulated 231 points for his 215 runs, 4 catches and 1 run out.


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 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.

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