Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Virat Kohli

100

AB de Villiers

90

Iqbal Abdulla

57

Chris Gayle

57

Gautam Gambhir

56

Manish Pandey

53

Andre Russell

43

Sreenath Aravind

40

Sunil Narine

28

Yuzvendra Chahal

22

Shakib Al Hasan

18

Lokesh Rahul

18

Robin Uthappa

11

Chris Jordan

7

Suryakumar Yadav

2

Stuart Binny

2

Ankit Rajpoot

1

Sachin Baby

0

Morne Morkel

-1

Piyush Chawla

-2

Shane Watson

-5

Yusuf Pathan

-7

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore remained in contention for a playoff spot as they gunned down Kolkata Knight Rider’s efforts with nine wickets to spare at the Eden Gardens on Monday (16 May).

Virat Kohli was the highest impact player, and batsman, of the match. He anchored the chase and ensured partnerships got going. Kohli was the best chaser entering IPL 2016, and his unbeaten 51-ball-75 was his seventh high impact performance in twelve innings this season.

Chris Gayle continued his love affair with the Eden Gardens – he now has four high impact performances in nine innings there – as he snapped out of his T20 career’s leanest patch – eight consecutive failures dating back to his century against England in the World Twenty20).

Based on the performances of both teams, RCB had a 45% higher impact than KKR in the match. Six players from KKR failed tonight, while RCB had four such players.

 

Karthik Swaminathan