Expected Goal (xG) in Indian Football

Expected Goal (xG) in Indian Football

Our analytics team have been working on advanced metrics for football analytics and have come up with the Expected Goals (xG) model for Indian football. What is xG? It is one of the hottest concepts in the football analytics community right now. In the simplest of terms, it is the probability that any given particular Read more about Expected Goal (xG) in Indian Football[…]

Athlete Fitness Monitoring in Pro Kabaddi – My Experiences

Athlete Fitness Monitoring in Pro Kabaddi – My Experiences

As the analyst , I had various role to play as a part of broadcasting team primary role was to install the devices in each and every venue. Secondary task was to install the devices to the players 30 min before the game, and the next part was to operate catapult software and the dash Read more about Athlete Fitness Monitoring in Pro Kabaddi – My Experiences[…]

Value of a possession in Football

Value of a possession in Football

Scoring more goals than the opposition: That is the objective of a football (or soccer, depending on where you are) team in each game. Therefore, the roles and responsibilities of most players can be broken down to a combination of a) scoring goals, and b) stopping goals. Some actions can be directly linked to one Read more about Value of a possession in Football[…]

Why do we need xG (expected Goal)?

Why do we need xG (expected Goal)?

The 2015–16 season of the English Premier League was a huge anomaly. Leicester City defied odds of 5000-1 to win the premier league title, perhaps the single biggest upset in the history of sports. But, another almost unprecedented phenomenon occurred that season. Chelsea, who were the title holders from 2014–15 finished 10th. It is rare to see Read more about Why do we need xG (expected Goal)?[…]

Our journey towards the future – Shaping Indian Football with Analytics 

Our journey towards the future – Shaping Indian Football with Analytics 

                                     “WITHOUT FOOTBALL, MY LIFE IS WORTH NOTHING”                                                              Read more about Our journey towards the future – Shaping Indian Football with Analytics […]

Sports Analytical Conference – First Hand Experiences

Sports Analytical Conference – First Hand Experiences

We had the privilege to be part of the Sports Analytical conference at Mumbai . Our Performance Analyst Rajas Nabar was part of it and he shares his first hand experience here. ============================================================================= The 2nd Sports Analytic Conference in India was held at Novotel Hotel,Mumbai on 20th October 2018.The occasion was graced by former Indian Cricketer Read more about Sports Analytical Conference – First Hand Experiences[…]

True Raiding Impact – New Metric for Raider Evaluation – Pro Kabaddi League

True Raiding Impact – New Metric for Raider Evaluation – Pro Kabaddi League

A couple of months ago, we introduced an advanced metric called Net Points per Raid (NPpR) to evaluate raiding performance. We continue our evaluation of raiders through a further enhancement to the concept of NPpR. Here, we shall firstly introduce more complexity in the assessment of raiders and follow it up with a metric which Read more about True Raiding Impact – New Metric for Raider Evaluation – Pro Kabaddi League[…]

Working with ATK as Football Analyst – Experiences

The 2017-18 ISL season was an experience of a lifetime. Being the analyst of ATK was a dream come true, even though things didn’t go our way. Interacting with world class players was something I only used to dream of, when I started watching football. The season started off poorly for us. We had quite Read more about Working with ATK as Football Analyst – Experiences[…]

Why Monu Goyat sold for 1.51 Cr in the PKL Auction

Why Monu Goyat sold for 1.51 Cr in the PKL Auction

The player auction for season 6 of the Pro Kabaddi League thrashed all records for individual player salaries with Monu Goyat earning a whopping INR 1.51 Crores during the auction. While that is a great development for India’s second most watched sports league and the sport as a whole, social media has been buzzing with Read more about Why Monu Goyat sold for 1.51 Cr in the PKL Auction[…]

Pro Kabaddi League 6 Auction – Reviewing the use of Final Bid Match

Pro Kabaddi League 6 Auction – Reviewing the use of Final Bid Match

The player auction for season 6 of the Pro Kabaddi League introduced a couple of interesting and important changes to the process. These changes are a) the ability to retain players even prior to the auction, and b) the ability to retain players after the bidding is done by paying the same amounts for them. Read more about Pro Kabaddi League 6 Auction – Reviewing the use of Final Bid Match[…]