Machine Learning (ML) based Advanced Kabaddi Metrics for PKL – Part 2

Kabaddi needs a more evolved and a more nuanced system which adds more meaning to the numbers by measuring the net impact they have on the game. Advanced Kabaddi Metrics-Part 1 featured the introduction of the True Raider Impact (TRI) metric which helped to better evaluate the performance of raiders.…

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Machine Learning (ML) based Advanced Kabaddi Metrics for PKL – Part 1

With the advent of the Pro Kabaddi League, the sport of Kabaddi has seen a meteoric rise in its standing in India. While the sport has evolved a lot over these years and its popularity has soared, the tools when it came to measuring performance on the mat, hadn’t witnessed…

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Leveraging NYP Players for Success in the PKL – Case Study

In a competition like the Pro Kabaddi League that doesn’t operate around the year, the pre-season is of utmost importance when it comes to player evaluation and improvement. This is especially the case when it comes to New Young Players (NYP), as there isn’t a ton of information available regarding…

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India’s FIFA Worldcup U17 Stars – Where are they now? – Defenders
New Delhi: India's Jeakson Thounaojam (15) celebrates after scoring India's first goal during the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 football match against Colombia in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist (PTI10_9_2017_000230B) *** Local Caption ***

India’s FIFA Worldcup U17 Stars – Where are they now? – Defenders

The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 that India hosted and the preparations associated with that tournament has been instrumental in unearthing some of the best prospects that Indian Football has seen in a long time. In this 4-part article, we take a look at how the players from the U17…

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Home DIS-advantage in Pro Kabaddi League?

Home advantage is a concept that describes the benefit that the home team is said to gain over the visiting team. This concept could well be applied in the Pro Kabaddi League if a team is touring another state; the hosting team is called the home team while the visiting…

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Hyderabad FC – ISL 6 Analytical Season Preview

After FC Pune City was dissolved due to financial constraints, the club was taken over by new owners and shifted its base to the city of Hyderabad thereby forming Hyderabad FC. Even though they have had very limited time to setup their team, they have inherited a quality squad from…

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Jamshedpur FC – ISL 6 Analytical Season Preview

Jamshedpur FC returns for their 3rd season in ISL after two consecutive 5th placed finishes in the league. However this time they have yet another new manager in charge, Antonio Iriondo. The Spanish coach who has years of managerial experience in Spain and has helped his former side Rayo Majadahonda…

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Kerala Blaster FC – ISL 6 Analytical Season Preview

One of the most inconsistent sides of the ISL, Kerala Blasters would be hoping for a positive season this term. The signings and early signs have been good and with Eelco Schattorie taking charge of the Kerala side, they will expect themselves to show a better account of themselves than…

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Mumbai City FC – ISL 6 Analytical Season Preview

Mumbai City FC has proven in the past that they don’t require the strongest team on paper to perform on-field. With what was a fairly underrated side last term, they managed to reach the playoffs before bowing out to FC Goa. This time they have made some shrewd signings and…

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