Why were the Rajasthan Royals Underrated?

Why were the Rajasthan Royals Underrated?

Post by Sanjiv Karmarka » Thu, 08 May 2008 21:16:36



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> ? ?This goes to show that there is no correlation between the amount
> ? ?of money spent on cricketers and their actual performance on the
> ? ?cricket ground.

It's not that there is *no* correlation; as a matter of fact, study of
major sports franchises across the globe would demonstrate that there
is definitely *some* correlation.  Its just that the correlation is
not 100% and a smart and knowledgeable GM can make a huge difference.
If you haven't read it already, I strongly recommend "Moneyball" by
Michael Lewis.  Fantastic book.

Sanjiv Karmarkar

 
 
 

Why were the Rajasthan Royals Underrated?

Post by tendulkar.co » Fri, 09 May 2008 00:06:36


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> > > Their bowling is far from weak, with Warne, Munaf and Tanvir , and
> > > they have Smith, ?Watson, Kaif and Pathan in their batting ranks.
> > > Sure, Warne may be a great captain, and a couple of the youngsters
> > > seem to have been inspired by him to play very well, but I don't think
> > > Rajasthan was as much of an underdog/weak team as people had been
> > > thinking before the competition began. The fact that they were not
> > > carrying white elephant icons itself should have been a dead giveaway
> > > about their relative strength vis-a-vis the other teams.

> > > Cheers,

> > > TD

> > They were underrated simply because they didnt bid on 'high value'
> > players,so the assumption they would fare poorly.

> ? ?This goes to show that there is no correlation between the amount
> ? ?of money spent on cricketers and their actual performance on the
> ? ?cricket ground.- Hide quoted text -

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Actually, the role of any sportsperson is to sell Tickets and
Merchandize. Even if A-Rod doesn't perform, if his signed bat sells
well, he is worth the money.
IPL is entertainment and the last thing any franchise owner wants is a
boring team which wins all the matches