Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M), Gyan Data (an IIT-M incubated company) together with experts from ESPNcricinfo have launched Superstats, a new metrics to analyse the game of cricket.
Superstats comprises of three metrics: Luck Index, Forecaster, and Smart Stats. Superstats which is based on data science also ventures into new territories such as luck and forecasting to give a context to every event in a game during this IPL season.
Taking into account score-cards i.e. ball by ball database of all IPL matches played in India in the last ten years, researchers have developed an algorithm based on machine learning system.
This algorithm processes accurate, fast data and quantifies impact of luck and analyzes the real value of a player’s performance in real-time. Superstats will provide the viewers with a new experience wherein where match information, analysis and projection are backed with data science.