IIT Madras and ESPN are enhancing our IPL experience

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Artificial intelligence-powered tool, ‘Superstats’ by Indian Institute of Technology Madras and ESPNcricinfo is elevating the experience of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches for its fan by providing a context to every match event and also provides insights into factors such as ‘luck.’ It uses data science to enable the same techniques.

Superstats considers the context of every performance, batting and bowling. Context includes the conditions of the pitch, quality of opposition, and match situation – in terms of the pressure on the player. 

The AI Engine leverages the data amassed from over a decade-old ESPNcricinfo’s ball-by-ball updates.  The work was led by Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy and Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula of IIT Madras along with the team of ESPNcricinfo.

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