Using statistics to predict the performance of cricketers in IPL
I have a huge interest in both of the things required for this task coding and ipl (indian premier league is a t20 league played by international cricketers with priority given to indian players)
So dream 11 has been a very popular game in recent years and it was also the sponsor to IPL 2020. Basically dream 11 is an app where you make your 11 out of the playing 22 players from both teams combined. So to have an analytical approach in this game I decided to make a data sheet for players on how they perform against certain players in a certain year for every player. (with more than 5-10 matches )
Learning outcomes achieved L1,L2,L3
Learning outcome 1 Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth
I identified my strength of having good cricket knowledge and a good amount of knowledge about coding, which is why I used python to make the data. My weakness was that I didn’t know much about how to code in python language, which was a problem as the majority of statistical analysis is done using python language.
Learning outcome 2 Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
The challenge was to learn a whole new language first and then start coding a program in that and also to perform the code for all the players or else the program would have been useless. I have done coding before in python but that was very very basic back in grade 7 we made a calculator. So to work upon my weakness I read some codes from stack overflow and watched some videos to learn the concept but i wasn’t able to overcome the challenge of decreasing the maximum possible human analysis.
This skill will be very useful in the future also as python is considered to be the best language to perform AI or machine learning.
Learning outcome 3 Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience
I orgainsed myself by giving it time every week 3-4 hours. I didn’t have fixed timing on how much time should be provided each day as while you are coding or learning something. If you are in the flow you tend to go ahead with the highest productivity. I am not really an organised person but I was still organised to a major extent. The planning was still quite easy but the execution was comparatively very tough to do. I would like to say that after planning this activity planning more activities would be easier and will give better results.