The highest impact batsmen in IPL 2015 so far (as of 24th April) are Ajinkya Rahane, David Warner and George Bailey. (Min: 4 innings)
Tamim Iqbal's series-defining performance against Pakistan in the recently concluded ODI series makes him the highest impact batsman in Bangladesh's ODI history ahead of Shakib Al Hasan. (Min: 50 innings).
Even though James Anderson broke the record for the most number of Test wickets by an English bowler, he is only the tenth-highest impact bowler in English Test history (min: 50 Tests) after Graeme Swann, Darren Gough, Alec Bedser, Derek Underwood, Andrew Caddick, Fred Trueman, Stuart Broad, Ian Botham and Bob Willis.
The highest Economy Impact bowlers in the IPL so far (as of 17th April) are Sandeep Sharma, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel and R Ashwin.
Three out of Steven Smith's five highest impact batting performances in T20s have come against Mumbai Indians.
The highest Strike Rate Impact batsmen in IPL 2015 so far (as of 14th April) are: Deepak Hooda, George Bailey and Suryakumar Yadav. (Min: 2 innings)
Richie Benaud was the seventh highest impact all-rounder of all time after Garry Sobers, Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan, Keith Miller, Ian Botham and Wasim Akram.
And certainly the highest impact cricket commentator ever (Impact doesn't need to measure this).
Richie Benaud was a true great - the fifth highest impact cricketer in Australian cricket history - after Don Bradman, Shane Warne, Dennis Lillee and Keith Miller. And the second highest impact Australian spinner after Warne (min. 50 Tests).
He will be greatly missed.
Delhi are the second-lowest Runs Tally Impact team (runs scoring propensity) in IPL 8 – they were the highest last year. A poor Strike Rate and Chasing Impact does not help their cause either. More here.
Kolkata are the second-highest impact team entering the tournament. They have the second-highest Bowling Impact with the joint-highest wicket-taking ability, mainly courtesy their spin trio of Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Brad Hogg. More here.
THE THIRD-HIGHEST IMPACT WEST INDIAN TEST BATSMAN
Desmond Haynes has a higher batting impact than the more famed Greenidge and Richards. He is also the second-most consistent West Indian batsman (after Lara) in Test cricket.