I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
Bruce Lee

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

Man, it doesn’t matter where you come in to bat, the score is still zero
Viv Richards

Introduction

“If cricketr is to cricpy, then yorkr is to _____?”. Yes, you guessed it right, it is yorkpy. In this post, I introduce my 2nd python package, yorkpy, which is a python clone of my R package yorkr. This package is based on data from Cricsheet. yorkpy currently handles IPL T20 matches.

When I created cricpy, the python avatar, of my R package cricketr, see Introducing cricpy:A python package to analyze performances of cricketers, I had decided that I should avoid doing a python avatar of my R package yorkr, as it was more involved, and required the parsing of match data available as yaml files.

Just out of curiosity, I tried the python package ‘yaml’ to read the match data, and lo and behold, I was sucked into the developing the package and so, yorkpy was born. Of course, it goes without saying that usually when I am in the thick of developing something, I occasionally wonder, why I am doing it, for whom and for what purpose? Maybe it is the joy of ideation, the problem-solving, for the programmer’s high, for sharing my ideas etc. Anyway, whatever be the reason, I hope you enjoy this post and also find yorkpy useful.

You can clone/download the code at Github yorkpy

This post has been published to RPubs at yorkpy-Part1

You can download this post as PDF at IPLT20-yorkpy-part1

The IPL T20 functions in yorkpy are

2. Install the package using ‘pip install’

import pandas as pd
import yorkpy.analytics as yka
#pip install yorkpy

3. Load a yaml file from Cricsheet

There are 2 functions that can be to convert the IPL Twenty20 yaml files to pandas dataframeare

  1. convertYaml2PandasDataframeT20
  2. convertAllYaml2PandasDataframesT20

Note 1: While I have already converted the IPL T20 files, you will need to use these functions for future IPL matches

4. Convert and save IPL T20 yaml file to pandas dataframe

This function will convert a IPL T20 IPL yaml file, in the format as specified in Cricsheet to pandas dataframe. This will be saved as as CSV file in the target directory. The name of the file wil have the following format team1-team2-date.csv. The IPL T20 zip file can be downloaded from IPL Premier League Matches. An example of how a yaml file can be converted to a dataframe and saved is shown below.

import pandas as pd
import yorkpy.analytics as yka
#convertYaml2PandasDataframe(".\\1082593.yaml","..\ipl", ..\\data")

5. Convert and save all IPL T20 yaml files to dataframes

This function will convert all IPL T20 yaml files from a source directory to dataframes, and save it in the target directory, with the names as mentioned above. Since I have already done this, I will not be executing this again. You can download the zip of all the converted RData files from Github at yorkpyData

import pandas as pd
import yorkpy.analytics as yka
#convertAllYaml2PandasDataframes("..\\ipl", "..\\data")

You can download the the zip of the files and use it directly in the functions as follows.For the analysis below I chosen a set of random IPL matches

The randomly selected IPL T20 matches are

  • Chennai Super Kings vs Kings Xi Punjab, 2014-05-30
  • Deccan Chargers vs Delhi Daredevils, 2012-05-10
  • Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians, 2017-04-29
  • Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 2010-04-17
  • Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 2017-04-29

6. Team batting scorecard

The function below computes the batting score card of a team in an IPL match. The scorecard gives the balls faced, the runs scored, 4s, 6s and strike rate. The example below is based on the CSK KXIP match on 30 May 2014.

You can check against the actual scores in this match Chennai Super Kings-Kings XI Punjab-2014-05-30

import pandas as pd
import yorkpy.analytics as yka
csk_kxip=pd.read_csv(".\\Chennai Super Kings-Kings XI Punjab-2014-05-30.csv")
scorecard,extras=yka.teamBattingScorecardMatch(csk_kxip,"Chennai Super Kings")
print(scorecard)
##         batsman  runs  balls  4s  6s          SR
## 0      DR Smith     7     12   0   0   58.333333
## 1  F du Plessis     0      1   0   0    0.000000
## 2      SK Raina    87     26  12   6  334.615385
## 3   BB McCullum    11     16   0   0   68.750000
## 4     RA Jadeja    27     22   2   1  122.727273
## 5     DJ Hussey     1      3   0   0   33.333333
## 6      MS Dhoni    42     34   3   3  123.529412
## 7      R Ashwin    10     11   0   0   90.909091
## 8     MM Sharma     1      3   0   0   33.333333
print(extras)
##    total  wides  noballs  legbyes  byes  penalty  extras
## 0    428     14        3        5     5        0      27
print("\n\n")
scorecard1,extras1=yka.teamBattingScorecardMatch(csk_kxip,"Kings XI Punjab")
print(scorecard1)
##       batsman  runs  balls  4s  6s          SR
## 0    V Sehwag   122     62  12   8  196.774194
## 1     M Vohra    34     33   1   2  103.030303
## 2  GJ Maxwell    13      8   1   1  162.500000
## 3   DA Miller    38     19   5   1  200.000000
## 4   GJ Bailey     1      2   0   0   50.000000
## 5     WP Saha     6      4   0   1  150.000000
## 6  MG Johnson     1      1   0   0  100.000000
print(extras1)
##    total  wides  noballs  legbyes  byes  penalty  extras
## 0    428     14        3        5     5        0      27

Let’s take another random match between Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indian on 29 Apr 2017 Gujarat Lions-Mumbai Indians-2017-04-29

import pandas as pd
gl_mi=pd.read_csv(".\\Gujarat Lions-Mumbai Indians-2017-04-29.csv")
import yorkpy.analytics as yka
scorecard,extras=yka.teamBattingScorecardMatch(gl_mi,"Gujarat Lions")
print(scorecard)
##          batsman  runs  balls  4s  6s          SR
## 0   Ishan Kishan    48     38   6   2  126.315789
## 1    BB McCullum     6      4   1   0  150.000000
## 2       SK Raina     1      3   0   0   33.333333
## 3       AJ Finch     0      3   0   0    0.000000
## 4     KD Karthik     2      9   0   0   22.222222
## 5      RA Jadeja    28     22   2   1  127.272727
## 6    JP Faulkner    21     29   2   0   72.413793
## 7      IK Pathan     2      3   0   0   66.666667
## 8         AJ Tye    25     12   2   2  208.333333
## 9   Basil Thampi     2      4   0   0   50.000000
## 10    Ankit Soni     7      2   0   1  350.000000
print(extras)
##    total  wides  noballs  legbyes  byes  penalty  extras
## 0    306      8        3        1     0        0      12
print("\n\n")
scorecard1,extras1=yka.teamBattingScorecardMatch(gl_mi,"Mumbai Indians")
print(scorecard1)
##             batsman  runs  balls  4s  6s          SR
## 0          PA Patel    70     45   9   1  155.555556
## 1        JC Buttler     9      7   2   0  128.571429
## 2            N Rana    19     16   1   1  118.750000
## 3         RG Sharma     5     13   0   0   38.461538
## 4        KA Pollard    15     11   2   0  136.363636
## 5         KH Pandya    29     20   2   1  145.000000
## 6         HH Pandya     4      5   0   0   80.000000
## 7   Harbhajan Singh     0      1   0   0    0.000000
## 8    MJ McClenaghan     1      1   0   0  100.000000
## 9         JJ Bumrah     0      1   0   0    0.000000
## 10       SL Malinga     0      1   0   0    0.000000
print(extras1)
##    total  wides  noballs  legbyes  byes  penalty  extras
## 0    306      8        3        1     0        0      12

7. Plot the team batting partnerships

The functions below plot the team batting partnership in the match. It shows what the partnership were in the mtach

Note: Many of the plots include an additional parameters plot which is either True or False. The default value is plot=True. When plot=True the plot will be displayed. When plot=False the data frame will be returned to the user. The user can use this to create an interactive chart using one of the packages like rcharts, ggvis,googleVis or plotly.

import pandas as pd
import yorkpy.analytics as yka
dc_dd=pd.read_csv(".\\Deccan Chargers-Delhi Daredevils-2012-05-10.csv")
yka.teamBatsmenPartnershipMatch(dc_dd,'Deccan Chargers','Delhi Daredevils')

yka.teamBatsmenPartnershipMatch(dc_dd,'Delhi Daredevils','Deccan Chargers',plot=True)
# Print partnerships as a dataframe

rps_rcb=pd.read_csv(".\\Rising Pune Supergiant-Royal Challengers Bangalore-2017-04-29.csv")
m=yka.teamBatsmenPartnershipMatch(rps_rcb,'Royal Challengers Bangalore','Rising Pune Supergiant',plot=False)
print(m)
##            batsman     non_striker  runs
## 0   AB de Villiers         V Kohli     3
## 1         AF Milne         V Kohli     5
## 2        KM Jadhav         V Kohli     7
## 3           P Negi         V Kohli     3
## 4        S Aravind         V Kohli     0
## 5        S Aravind       YS Chahal     8
## 6         S Badree         V Kohli     2
## 7        STR Binny         V Kohli     1
## 8      Sachin Baby         V Kohli     2
## 9          TM Head         V Kohli     2
## 10         V Kohli  AB de Villiers    17
## 11         V Kohli        AF Milne     5
## 12         V Kohli       KM Jadhav     4
## 13         V Kohli          P Negi     9
## 14         V Kohli       S Aravind     2
## 15         V Kohli        S Badree     8
## 16         V Kohli     Sachin Baby     1
## 17         V Kohli         TM Head     9
## 18       YS Chahal       S Aravind     4

8. Batsmen vs Bowler

The function below computes and plots the performances of the batsmen vs the bowlers. As before the plot parameter can be set to True or False. By default it is plot=True

import pandas as pd
import yorkpy.analytics as yka
gl_mi=pd.read_csv(".\\Gujarat Lions-Mumbai Indians-2017-04-29.csv")
yka.teamBatsmenVsBowlersMatch(gl_mi,"Gujarat Lions","Mumbai Indians", plot=True)
# Print