Superstats is ESPNcricinfo's new bouquet of stats metrics for enhanced and in-depth storytelling. It consists of three elements:
Smart Stats goes beyond runs, wickets, averages and economy rates, and values player performances based on opposition strength and match context. Read more about it here, and check out the Smart Stats results from IPL 2018 here.
Luck Index is a unique metric which, for the first time in cricket, quantifies every lucky event in a match, whether it be a dropped catch or a poor umpiring decision. Read more about it here.
Forecaster does a spot of crystal-ball-gazing and predicts win probabilities in each game.
Through IPL 2019, ESPNcricinfo has been doing match analyses using these tools, to provide greater insight and more in-depth stats-based stories from the tournament. Here is a list of these stories:
Smart Stats round-up, May 13 - Russell stays MVP, Deepak Chahar tops Smart Wickets chart
MI v CSK, Final, May 12 - Lucky Watson fails to complete the job
DC v SRH, Eliminator 1, May 8 - Rishabh Pant the obvious choice for Player of the Match
Week 6 round-up, May 7 - Shreyas Gopal and Jofra Archer - two stand-out performers in a mediocre line-up
Week 5 round-up, April 29 - Russell still the MVP, Hardik pushes Pollard out of top batting spot
KKR v MI, April 28 - Why Hardik was better than Russell
DC v RCB, April 28 - How about Sherfane Rutherford for Man of the Match?
CSK v SRH, April 23 - How Watson made the most of his reprieve
RR v DC, April 22 - Why Pant's 78* trumps Rahane's 105*
RCB v CSK, April 21 - Two lucky events that helped Royal Challengers Bangalore's cause
RR v MI, April 20 - Who should have won Player of the Match: Steven Smith or Shreyas Gopal?
KKR v RCB, April 19 - Why Russell and Moeen had a higher Match Impact than Kohli
Week 3 round-up, April 16 - Why Pollard's 31-ball 83 is the top innings of IPL 2019 so far
MI v RCB, April 15 - Hardik drop costs RCB 18 runs, and the match
KKR v CSK, April 14 - Tahir's haul worth 5.4 Smart Wickets, the best this season
KXIP v RCB, April 13 - De Villiers' reprieve proves costly
MI v RR, April 13 - Buttler does half of Royals' job
MI v KXIP, April 10 - Pollard easily outshines Rahul
SRH v KXIP, April 8 - Fumbling Yusuf Pathan costs Sunrisers
Week 2 round-up, April 7 - The MVPs and the luckiest players of IPL 2019
RCB v DC, April 7 - How Parthiv's dropped catch changed the course of the game
MI v SRH, April 6 - Why Pollard's unbeaten 46 was nearly as impactful as Joseph's six-for
CSK v KXIP, April 6 - Ashwin or Harbhajan, whose contribution was bigger?
RCB v KKR, April 5 - When dropping Kohli and de Villiers didn't matter
DC v SRH, April 4 - How much did the Bairstow drop cost Delhi Capitals?
MI v CSK, April 3 - Hardik Pandya aces it with bat and ball
RCB v RR, April 2 - Leggies on a roll, and butter-fingered RCB
KXIP v DC, April 1 - Sam Curran takes four, but Mohammed Shami plays an equal hand
Week 1 round-up, April 1 - Andre Russell and David Warner take Smart Stats honours
SRH v RCB, March 31 - Why Nabi's contribution pipped Warner's
MI v KXIP, March 30 - Why Agarwal's 43 was worth more than Rahul's 71
RR v SRH, March 29 - The smart leggies, and the cost of dropping Samson
MI v RCB, March 28 - A Bumrah special, and the drop that almost cost Mumbai Indians
KKR v KXIP, March 27 - Russell and the no-ball