Journal of Statistics Applications & Probability


Strategy making is important in daily life, especially in sports. Game Theory is useful for studying and analyzing various aspects of competitive games and for mathematically determining the best strategies to be employed. Such studies have not been conducted for Kabaddi. In this paper, an attempt is made to fill this gap. An attempt is made to improve the efficiency of game play by aiding the strategy making of coaches/players with the techniques of game theory. Towards this end, matrices are constructed by observing the matches for the season 7 of pro Kabaddi league 2019. Then the points gained using various strategies are noted down in a table. Utility matrices are computed for raiders and defenders and are then used to compute the Nash equilibrium values and construct a recommendation tool. The game theoretic model for Kabaddi, developed in this work for the first time, would enable further research.

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