PKL Auction – NYP (New Young) vs C Category Players ?

In salary capped leagues, it is of the utmost importance to spend efficiently, in order to achieve the best possible results. Mismanagement here can have an adverse impact on team performance and a couple of bad contracts can prove to be extremely detrimental. The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is no…

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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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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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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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Kabaddi Analysis – A different outlook

Staying with Kabaddi for Part 3, we are glad to have with us Mr. Darshan Yandigeri, the analyst for the UP Yoddha’s for season 7 of the Pro Kabaddi League.  Happy to be here and I’m looking forward to this. Gau :Good to know Darshan! So, what was your involvement…

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Insights into the Sports Industry: EP2 – What is the Job of a Pro Kabaddi Analyst?

We kicked off proceedings for our series with some insights on what does the job of a Football Analyst entail. Now we switch gears to the sport of Kabaddi and it’s my pleasure to have onboard Mr. Aditya Kashyap. Aditya most recently worked with the Telugu Titans in the Pro…

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