Win Probability in Kabaddi – Analysing PKL Match

A win probability is a likelihood that, given any time-state in the game, a certain team will win the game. It’s not a case of saying this is definitely going to happen, it’s providing an insight into what is likely to happen given the various game situations the teams are…

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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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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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PKL7 Semi-Final Preview: Bengal Warriors vs. U Mumba

We have entered the most exciting phase of the Pro Kabaddi season with the semi-finals only a few hours away as the 2nd placed team in the League Stage, Bengal Warriors, takes on the PKL2 Champions U Mumba. At SportsKPI, we believe in looking at the world of sports through…

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PKL7 Mid-Season Review: Highs and Lows Halfway through the Journey

If you think this has been a season of uncertainty, you are absolutely correct. It has been a topsy-turvy half season for most of the teams. Home legs haven’t been kind to the home teams this season, with the only exception being Dabang Delhi who won all their matches at…

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