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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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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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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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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