A statistical analysis of the Indian premiere league 2018-2021
Author(s): Yash Mantri
Founded in 2007, the Indian Premiere League (IPL) is one the most watched sports leagues in the world. The event is followed and enjoyed by millions of Indians and cricket lovers across the globe.
This study determines the quantitative factors that have played a role in winning matches in the last three seasons of the IPL. This is done using statistical tools such as Karl Pearson’s and Multiple Correlation along with regression analysis and the t-test. The qualifiers and finalists of the IPL 2021 are predicted using the binomial distribution with the help of past winning percentages. Cricket is not only governed by numerical factors; therefore, the predicted qualifiers are further investigated for a qualitative factor analysis using the chi-square test and rank correlation. This overall analysis successfully predicts the team that has the highest chance of winning the IPL 2021 considering both quantitative and qualitative factors.