Anil Kumble and Harsha Bhogle launch Castrol Index for Cricket
According to Harsha Bhogle, cricket commentator and Brand Ambassador for the Castrol Index, “the Castrol Index provides differentiated analysis and information that sheds new light on how the game is played and won. The Castrol Index provides unique insights into the performance of players and teams – specifically what makes some of them more effective and successful than others. It provides a point of view based on analysis and data not just subjective opinion”.
The Castrol Index which is specifically developed for the shorter versions of the game (T20 and ODIs), takes into account all aspects of the player’s game i.e. batting, bowling and fielding. Players in the shorter formats are required to perform in all departments of the game, not just in their specialized skill or core areas and the Castrol Index therefore takes into consideration the player’s all round performance. The Castrol Index offers statistics, insights, information and knowledge which helps fans easily understand what it takes to create a winning performance.
The Castrol Player Index classifies every player as a batsman, bowler or all-rounder, based on his core skill. Fielding and wicket-keeping are considered non-core or enabler skills for all players. Base points are awarded to a player for his core skills and bonus points are awarded for his non-core skills.