Thursday, March 27, 2008

Smartest Bidder or Favorite Team?

The current poll on Well Pitched asks you "who was the smartest IPL bidder?".

The current voting count is at 70 and that is by far the highest number of votes we have receivd for any of our polls. Usually the number used to range from 15-25.

Why the increase? It could either be because of the large interest that the IPL has generated or cause of the general increase in traffic on Well Pitched, which is owed to Uncle J, Soulberry, and Ottayan for guiding readers here. And also to some googlers searching items like "how tall asif tanvir", "Shahrukh Khan Ganguly Akhtar knight rider national anthem", and "sohail khan fastest ball".

Out of the 70 votes casted, the Kolkata Knight Riders are considered the smartest by a vast majority - 31 or 44.3% of the votes went to Shahrukh Khan's team. I did think he bid very smartly but some of the votes could also have been due to the cricketing Knight Riders being everyone's favorite team. Almost everyone's.

Hyderabad was voted 2nd with 17 votes - 24.3% followed by Chennai who got 6 votes. The rest got 5 votes or less.

Each team got at least 1 vote, which is why I say that the voting was probably done according to the team one is supporting rather than according to who you think was the smartest bidder.

Which franchise do you think has been the smartest thus far? In terms of their bidding for cricketers as well as their marketing. At the same time also let us know who you're supporting.

Make your pitch on this post...

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3 Pitched:

  1. Arjun said...

    I'd say Bangalore Royal Challengers would be the smartest team, considering the strength in both main departments of the game - batting and bowling.

    The best 4 teams according to a rating algorithm I developed ( ) suggest that Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad are the best 4 teams, followed by Chennai, Mohali, Mumbai and Jaipur.

  2. Q said...

    Welcome to Well Pitched Arjwiz.

    I will take a look at your algo but I dont agree with Bangalore being the smartest team - batting comperising of Dravid, Kallis, Chanderpaul, etc is not a T20 line up.. The managed to get Misbah later on which would boost them but batting is still weak.

  3. I LUV IPL said...

    I am sure you would like to express yourself here.

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