ESPNcricinfo in partnership with IIT Madras launches data science based ‘Superstats’ to analyse Cricket games

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Superstats, a new metrics to analyse the game of cricket, has been launched by ESPNcricinfo in partnership with Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

Key Facts:

  • Superstats is a combination of stats metrics – Luck Index, Forecaster and Smart Stats that uses data science for the first time to give a context to every event in a game and also venture into new territories such as luck and forecasting.
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  •  It takes into account the context to every performance, batting and bowling.
  • Context includes pitch conditions, quality of opposition, and match situation – in terms of the pressure on the player.
  • Data acquired ball-by-ball database that has more than ten years of detailed data, and scientific methods, processes and complex algorithms based on machine learning (ML).

Source:The Hindu


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