Impact Sheet

PLAYER

MATCH IMPACT

Virat Kohli

100

Yuzvendra Chahal

73

Chris Gayle

69

Shane Watson

45

Sreenath Aravind

34

Wriddhiman Saha

29

Lokesh Rahul

23

Sandeep Sharma

19

Axar Patel

16

Murali Vijay

11

AB de Villiers

7

Sachin Baby

7

Kyle Abbott

5

Hashim Amla

4

Mohit Sharma

4

Chris Jordan

3

David Miller

3

Gurkeerat Singh

1

Stuart Binny

0

Farhaan Behardien

-1

Varun Aaron

-4

Kongada Cariappa

-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

Rain reduced the contest to 15-overs a side, but hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore made it a ‘no contest’ ​as they pounded ​a hapless Kings XI Punjab to a pulp – winning emphatically by ​82 runs​ ​(D/L) on ​Wednesday (1​8​ May).

​Virat Kohli was the highest impact ​player, and batsman, of the match​​ for his 50-ball-113​. ​His onslaught (along with Chris Gayle’s) took the game well beyond KXIP’s reach and propelled RCB to second in the league standings.​

While it isn’t surprising to say “Virat ​Kohli is in imperious form​”, here’s an Impact perspective: Kohli has now produced 15 very high impact performances in his last twenty T20 innings. In that stretch, no other batsman in the world has registered more than 5 such performances.

As many as ​eight players from ​KXIP failed​ tonight;​ ​RCB had five such players.

 

Karthik Swaminathan