Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Ben Cutting

100

Chris Gayle

91

David Warner

81

Chris Jordan

63

Sreenath Aravind

60

Virat Kohli

54

Yuzvendra Chahal

37

Yuvraj Singh

34

Bipul Sharma

33

Naman Ojha

26

Mustafizur Rahman

25

B Kumar

23

Lokesh Rahul

19

Sachin Baby

17

Shikhar Dhawan

15

Barinder Sran

12

Iqbal Abdulla

9

Stuart Binny

6

AB de Villiers

0

Moises Henriques

-1

Deepak Hooda

-2

Shane Watson

-4

Note: In a career context, all numbers are restricted between 0 and 5. However, in a match context, the numbers are not restricted.
For simplicity, we are changing the scale here in the report and expressing every Match Impact number as a percentage. The maximum percentage (100) is assigned to the highest impact player of the match. All other players in the match are scaled relative to him. Negative Match Impact indicates that not only did the player not contribute in the match, but he also had an adverse effect on his team’s chances.​​

Scorecard

Sunrisers Hyderabad weathered an early onslaught from Royal Challengers Bangalore to emerge IPL 2016 champions, winning by eight runs.

Ben Cutting was the highest impact player of the final for his all-round effort. It was a tournament-defining performance no less.

Cutting was the second-highest scorer for SRH, contributing to 19% of their total. His 15-ball-39 had partnership-building impact and, more importantly, provided his team with a timely flourish towards the end as RCB leaked 52 runs off the last three overs. Cutting then returned to claim two top/middle-order wickets in a reasonably restrictive spell, breaking a partnership in the process (dismissal of Chris Gayle), to put the brakes on RCB’s chase (2-35 off four overs).

While both teams had four players apiece who failed in the match, based on their respective performances, Sunrisers Hyderabad had a 9% higher impact than Royal Challengers Bangalore.

All in all, six players from Sunrisers Hyderabad registered a tournament-defining performance for their efforts commencing with the playoffs: David Warner, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Cutting, Bipul Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

 

Karthik Swaminathan