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C B Series: Only Kohli among 10 most valuable players

Last updated on: March 09, 2012 14:18 IST

Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji present the most valuable players in the just-concluded tri-series Down Under. Sachin Tendulkar is way down in the table, and Virender Sehwag even lower!

The Commonwealth Bank Series was a disaster for India. Only one Indian (Virat Kohli) figures in the list of the ten most valuable players (MVP), and only two Indians (Kohli and Gautam Gambhir) figure in the top 20 list. It was that bad!

- India's tour of Australia

The MVPI formula picks out batsmen who score a lot of runs at a high strike rate, and bowlers who take a lot of wickets at a low economy rate.

David Hussey ( MVPI of 670) is just ahead of the Tillakaratne Dilshan (662); Hussey had a much better strike rate than Dilshan and also took a few more wickets.

The other top Australian performers were David Warner (590), Dan Christian (568) and Clint McKay (491).

The other Sri Lanka players who excelled were Nuwan Kulasekara (541), Kumar Sangakkara (515), Angelo Mathews (484) and the captain Mahela Jayawardene (483).

For India the table makes painful viewing. Sachin Tendulkar is way down in the table, and Virender Sehwag is even lower! If this is a shock, look at who is last on the table!

Table 1: Most valuable players in the Commonwealth Bank Series (Feb 5- Mar 8, 2012)

Player Name

Team

Runs

Top score

Strike Rate

W

Eco

M

MVPI

1

David Hussey

AUS

439

74

101.15

4

5.1

11

670

2

Tillakaratne Dilshan

SL

513

160

83.96

2

4.2

11

662

3

David Warner

AUS

506

163

90.2

0

 

11

590

4

Daniel Christian

AUS

191

39

90.52

13

4.9

11

568

5

Nuwan Kulasekara

SL

119

73

119

12

5.0

11

541

6

Kumar Sangakkara

SL

420

105

86.96

0

 

11

515

7

Clint McKay

AUS

66

28

77.65

15

4.6

8

491

8

Angelo Mathews

SL

206

64

93.64

7

4.8

8

484

9

Mahela Jayawardene

SL

406

85

89.23

0

 

11

483

10

Virat Kohli

IND

373

133

92.79

0

9.0

8

433

11

Dinesh Chandimal

SL

419

81

81.2

0

 

11

421

12

Matthew Wade

AUS

341

67

76.63

0

 

11

406

13

Michael Clarke

AUS

331

117

95.39

1

5.2

6

401

14

Lasith Malinga

SL

11

6

42.31

18

6.2

11

362

15

Shane  Watson

AUS

121

65

72.46

7

3.5

5

348

16

Xavier Doherty

AUS

29

13

76.32

9

4.5

11

331

17

Gautam Gambhir

IND

308

92

81.91

0

 

7

313

18

Thisara Perera

SL

51

21

104.08

9

6.3

7

294

19

Farveez Maharoof

SL

35

18

71.43

9

5.1

7

293

20

Brett Lee

AUS

56

32

60.22

12

5.7

7

292

21

MS Dhoni

IND

205

58

67.66

0

 

7

285

22

Ravichandran Ashwin

IND

81

30

81.82

7

4.8

7

283

23

Irfan Pathan

IND

96

47

109.09

6

5.3

4

275

24

Rangana Herath

SL

20

14

68.97

7

4.4

9

273

25

M Hussey

AUS

226

59

91.13

0

 

10

270

26

Vinay Kumar

IND

19

12

57.58

9

5.3

6

252

27

Suresh Raina

IND

182

40

85.85

1

5.4

8

240

28

Peter Forrest

AUS

250

104

71.02

0

 

7

227

29

Ben Hilfenhaus

AUS

0

0

0

9

5.4

5

217

30

Lahiru Thirimanne

SL

191

62

73.75

1

6.0

10

212

31

Sachin Tendulkar

IND

143

48

82.66

0

 

7

169

32

Dhammika Prasad

SL

46

31

143.75

5

5.8

3

168

33

Virender Sehwag

IND

65

30

112.07

3

5.4

5

166

34

Ravindra Jadeja

IND

101

24

70.14

3

5.3

8

156

35

Rohit Sharma

IND

79

33

71.17

2

6.6

5

154

36

Mitchell Starc

AUS

31

17

72.09

5

5.6

5

135

37

Sachithra Senanayake

SL

31

22

79.49

3

4.8

3

135

38

Zaheer Khan

IND

9

9

81.82

5

5.1

4

132

39

Upul Tharanga

SL

140

71

65.12

0

 

6

106

40

James Pattison

AUS

12

12

52.17

5

6.4

3

103

41

Praveen Kumar

IND

16

15

76.19

3

5.3

4

97

42

Umesh Yadav

IND

6

6

54.55

5

6.2

6

74

43

Ryan Harris

AUS

5

3

38.46

3

5.5

4

68

44

Rahul Sharma

IND

1

1

50

1

6.9

1

18

45

NM Lyon

AUS

0

0

0

0

4.5

1

8

46

Parthiv Patel

IND

4

4

57.14

0

 

1

7

47

Ricky Ponting

AUS

18

7

27.27

0

 

5

-4

Runs (scored) | Top score | Strike rate | W: Wickets taken | Eco: Economy rate | | M: Matches played | MVPI: Most valuable player index = sum of batting, bowling and fielding points |*Run outs are counted as 1 (wicket) for a direct hit, and 0.5 (wicket) if the fielder is an equal participant in a run out dismissal.

It has been a disappointing season for India after the heady triumph at the 2011 World Cup. Only Virat Kohli has improved his reputation. He is also India's top run-scorer with 1279 runs, followed by Suresh Raina with 719 runs. M S Dhoni has generally performed well; he might have been second in the table if he had played more matches this season.

Three bowlers, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Vinay Kumar have topped the 20 wicket mark this season. But in an undistinguished season so far, the bowlers have been as disappointing as the batsmen. India is missing Yuvraj Singh; without him it seems hard to win matches, and it would certainly have been impossible to win the World Cup.

Table 2: India's most valuable players in the 2011-12 ODI season (28 matches so far)

Player Name

Runs

6s

4s

Strike Rate

Bat Pts

W

Eco

Bowl Pts

Field Pts

M

MVPI

1

Virat Kohli

1279

5

121

89.4

1366.3

2

5.7

26.0

90

28

1482

2

Suresh Raina

719

15

60

99.7

837.2

8

4.7

220.5

70

28

1128

3

Ravindra Jadeja

321

2

25

80.9

311.2

27

5.1

661.3

65

21

1038

4

R Ashwin

193

0

14

79.1

182.7

28

4.8

748.8

70

23

1002

5

MS Dhoni

653

14

43

89.2

696.0

0

 

0.0

200

17

896

6

Rohit Sharma

641

10

41

85.6

657.8

2

6.6

24.0

62.5

15

744

7

G Gambhir

635

1

62

85.7

652.5

0

 

0.0

35

17

688

8

Parthiv Patel

446

6

44

80.9

432.8

0

 

0.0

147.5

20

580

9

Vinay Kumar

43

0

2

43.9

4.3

23

5.4

521.2

47.5

19

573

10

V Sehwag

330

8

42

121.3

433.3

3

5.4

69.0

15

9

517

11

Praveen Kumar

67

3

4

100.0

78.2

15

5.0

375.0

17.5

17

471

12

Amit Mishra

5

0

0

33.3

-2.5

11

4.0

326.0

5

5

329

13

Irfan Pathan

100

4

9

102.0

118.3

8

5.2

192.0

17.5

5

328

14

A Rahane

340

3

33

75.1

302.5

0

 

0.0

10

11

313

15

Umesh Yadav

23

0

4

76.7

21.0

15

6.1

268.7

10

12

300

16

Munaf Patel

0

0

0

 

0.0

10

5.6

213.3

25

8

238

17

Manoj Tiwary

163

2

16

80.7

157.7

1

6.9

6.0

60

5

224

18

Harbhajan Singh

47

2

1

69.1

37.3

4

3.6

143.0

10

3

190

19

Sachin Tendulkar

143

0

17

82.7

141.8

0

 

0.0

27.5

7

169

20

Rahul Sharma

1

0

0

50.0

0.3

5

5.0

124.7

17.5

3

143

21

Zaheer Khan

9

0

2

81.8

8.8

5

5.1

123.0

0

4

132

22

Rahul Dravid

124

0

9

77.5

114.7

0

 

0.0

0

5

115

23

Varun Aaron

0

0

0

 

0.0

4

4.7

102.8

0

2

103

24

A Mithun

23

2

2

143.8

32.7

3

6.4

49.0

5

3

87

25

Yusuf Pathan

42

2

2

91.3

45.7

2

5.7

35.0

5

5

86

26

RP Singh

0

0

0

 

0.0

4

6.5

68.0

5

3

73

27

Shikhar Dhawan

69

1

4

57.0

37.2

0

 

0.0

5

4

42

28

Vaun Aaron

6

0

1

54.5

2.8

2

5.9

32.0

0

2

35

29

Ishant Sharma

0

0

0

0.0

-4.2

1

5.5

14.3

5

2

15

30

S Badrinath

40

0

3

47.1

9.2

0

 

0.0

0

4

9

Runs (scored) | Sixes | Fours | Strike rate | Bat-pts: Batting points | W: Wickets taken | Eco: Economy rate | Bowl-pts: Bowling points | Field-pts: fielding points | M: Matches played | MVPI: Most valuable player index = sum of batting, bowling and fielding points | | *Run outs are counted as 1 (wicket) for a direct hit, and 0.5 (wicket) if the fielder is an equal participant in a run out dismissal.