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De Villiers maintains big lead, Shami rises to 7th in MVP table

March 20, 2015 09:37 IST

It looks highly unlikely if anyone will catch the South African captain in Rediff.com's Most Valuable Players ratings for the World Cup.

Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji present the latest updates of the MVP rankings!

AB de Villiers

A B de Villiers in action. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

This is a little like declaring a thumping Delhi majority for the Aam Aadmi Party even before all the votes are counted -- but that's exactly how the MVPI calculation is panning out.

We are already calling South African Captain A B de Villiers to be the 2015 World Cup's most valuable player.

The Most Valuable Player Index (MVPI) formula picks out batsmen who score a lot of runs at a high strike rate, bowlers who take a lot of wickets at a low economy rate, and fielders who take the most catches or participate in the most run out dismissals -- and collapses a player's batting + bowling + fielding performance into a single 'run equivalent.'

Curiously enough, de Villiers didn't contribute a single 'run' to South Africa's massive victory over Sri Lanka. But with South Africa having at least one more World Cup game to play (and possibly two), and with players ranked 2 to 5 out of the tournament, and the current sixth ranked player (Daniel Vettori) 300 'runs' behind, this appears to be a complete landslide victory for AB.

India's Mohammed Shami (MVPI: 487), currently the top wicket-taker in the World Cup with 17 wickets, has entered the top ten of the MVPI list, and could climb higher if he continues his good showing with the ball.

India, who have entered the semi-final after their victory over Bangladesh, have other players creeping up the charts: Umesh Yadav (MVPI: 443, ranked 14th), Shikhar Dhawan (424: 17), Suresh Raina (414: 20), Ravichandran Ashwin (378: 26) and Virat Kohli (365: 29).

Table: Most valuable players so far in the 2015 World Cup (after the first two QFs; as on March 19, 2015)

Rank Player Team Runs 4s 6s Strike Rate W Eco Ct St Run Outs M MVPI
1 A B de Villiers SA 417 35 20 144.3 4 5.9 6 3 7 788
2 Kumar Sangakkara SL 541 57 7 105.9 0 0.0 8 0 7 696
3 Tillakaratne Dilshan SL 395 46 3 96.6 5 4.9 3 0 7 593
4 Brendan Taylor ZIM 433 43 12 106.9 0 0.0 4 1 6 574
5 Sean Williams ZIM 339 29 6 109.0 7 6.4 4 0 6 553
6 Daniel Vettori NZ 26 2 1 152.9 13 3.2 5 0 6 487
7 Mohammed Shami IND 7 1 0 87.5 17 4.4 5 0 6 486
8 Chris Gayle WI 279 15 18 108.6 5 5.4 3 0 5 477
9 Glenn Maxwell AUS 257 27 11 190.4 3 6.3 0 1 5 477
10 Corey Anderson NZ 158 15 6 114.5 10 4.8 2 0 6 466
11 Mitchell Starc AUS 0 0 0 0.0 16 3.7 3 0 5 462
12 Wahab Riaz PAK 67 7 2 106.3 14 5.5 4 1 6 448
13 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 196 18 3 93.8 8 5.2 2 1 6 443
14 Umesh Yadav IND 0 0 0 0.0 14 4.5 8 1 7 443
15 Imran Tahir SA 8 1 0 50.0 15 4.2 2 0 7 441
16 Mushfiqur Rahim BAN 298 26 5 105.7 0 0.0 8 1.5 6 439
17 Shikhar Dhawan IND 367 42 8 90.0 0 0.0 6 0 7 424
18 Morne Morkel SA 8 1 0 61.5 14 4.1 2 0 7 421
19 Trent Boult NZ 0 0 0 0.0 15 4.2 0 0 6 419
20 Suresh Raina IND 277 24 8 112.1 1 4.3 6 0 7 414
21 Brendon McCullum NZ 257 35 12 187.6 0 0.0 2 0 6 410
22 David Miller SA 275 15 11 127.9 0 0.0 3 0.5 7 398
23 Hashim Amla SA 323 33 5 96.1 0 0.0 6 0 7 396
24 Angelo Mathews SL 195 11 7 89.9 6 5.8 1 2 7 386
25 Mahmudullah BAN 365 30 6 81.8 1 5.6 2 0 6 378
26 Ravichandran Ashwin IND 25 0 0 61.0 12 4.3 3 0 7 378
27 David Warner AUS 264 27 8 125.1 0 0.0 5 0 5 377
28 Jerome Taylor WI 26 3 0 72.2 14 5.1 1 0 6 373
29 Virat Kohli IND 304 29 1 84.2 0 0.0 4 1.5 7 365
30 Josh Davey SCOT 55 5 0 62.5 15 6.2 2 0 6 361
31 Tim Southee NZ 12 1 1 171.4 13 4.8 1 0 6 358
32 Shaiman Anwar UAE 311 34 4 91.5 0 6.0 1 0.5 6 356
33 Jason Holder WI 113 7 7 100.9 9 5.5 2 0 6 343
34 Andre Russell WI 84 6 7 186.7 9 5.6 2 0 6 339
35 Mohit Sharma IND 0 0 0 0.0 11 4.5 2 1 7 336
36 Misbah-ul-Haq PAK 316 24 5 77.6 0 0.0 3 1 6 333
37 Rohit Sharma IND 296 32 7 94.9 0 7.0 1 0 7 331
38 Lahiru Thirimanne SL 302 29 2 84.8 0 0.0 4 0 7 327
39 Faf du Plessis SA 298 21 3 87.1 0 7.5 5 0 6 326
40 Moeen Ali ENG 192 24 5 105.5 4 5.3 0 0 5 321
41 Jean-Paul Duminy SA 156 12 3 100.0 5 5.3 3 0 5 313
42 MS Dhoni IND 172 15 4 103.0 0 0.0 15 1 7 305
43 Dale Steyn SA 17 3 0 70.8 10 4.5 2 0 7 304
44 Ed Joyce IRL 246 23 5 98.4 0 0.0 3 0 6 299
45 Amjad Javed UAE 170 21 4 87.2 7 6.5 3 0 6 295
46 Martin Guptill NZ 261 31 3 90.6 0 0.0 1 0 6 287
47 Richie Berrington SCOT 139 9 5 76.0 7 5.7 0 0 6 284
48 Lasith Malinga SL 4 0 0 33.3 12 5.6 3 0 7 277
49 Rilee Rossouw SA 171 21 4 134.6 0 6.5 8 0 5 273
50 Ravindra Jadeja IND 41 6 0 97.6 9 5.3 1 0.5 7 272
51 Andy Balbirnie IRL 236 20 4 90.8 0 0.0 0 0.5 6 268
52 Kyle Abbott SA 12 2 0 63.2 9 4.2 1 0 4 263
53 Marlon Samuels WI 203 17 4 71.7 3 4.7 2 0 6 263
54 Aaron Finch AUS 197 19 5 110.7 0 0.0 3 0 5 261
55 Kyle Coetzer SCOT 253 33 4 89.7 0 7.4 1 0 6 257
56 Shapoor Zadran AFG 17 2 0 81.0 10 5.2 0 0 6 257
57 Niall O'Brien IRL 199 23 3 109.3 0 0.0 2 0 6 256
58 Joe Root ENG 202 19 2 84.2 1 6.2 7 0 6 253
59 Soumya Sarkar BAN 173 23 3 89.6 0 4.6 7 1 6 248
60 Mohammad Naveed UAE 73 6 5 123.7 8 6.1 1 0 6 247
61 Sohail Khan PAK 17 1 0 45.9 11 5.7 1 0 6 246
62 Ian Bell ENG 262 27 0 77.3 0 0.0 0 0 6 242
63 Sabbir Rahman BAN 182 18 5 98.4 1 6.5 3 0.5 6 238
64 Jos Buttler ENG 141 17 2 135.6 0 0.0 8 0 6 235
65 William Porterfield IRL 275 22 3 67.2 0 0.0 5 0 6 234
66 Umar Akmal PAK 144 15 2 80.4 0 0.0 11 1.5 6 231
67 Tendai Chatara ZIM 23 2 0 65.7 10 5.7 0 0 6 223
68 Paul Stirling IRL 159 17 5 100.0 2 5.7 2 0 6 221
69 Sikandar Raza ZIM 125 15 4 99.2 2 4.9 2 0.5 6 221
70 Alex Cusack IRL 19 1 0 82.6 7 4.6 2 0 4 219
71 Michael Clarke AUS 127 14 2 95.5 1 2.8 3 1 4 219
72 Brad Haddin AUS 119 15 4 163.0 0 0.0 8 0 5 217
73 Thisara Perera SL 62 8 1 144.2 6 6.7 5 1 6 216
74 Chris Woakes ENG 90 6 0 95.7 5 6.2 1 1 5 211
75 Mohammad Irfan PAK 4 0 0 21.1 8 4.5 0 0 5 211
76 Rahat Ali PAK 1 0 0 16.7 7 4.1 0 0 4 207
77 Ahmed Shehzad PAK 222 24 1 74.0 0 0.0 2 0 6 204
78 Shahid Afridi PAK 93 7 5 129.2 2 4.8 3 0 6 204
79 Hamid Hassan AFG 38 5 0 44.2 8 5.1 1 0 6 203
80 Mashrafe Mortaza BAN 28 5 0 121.7 7 5.3 1 0 5 202
81 Mitchell Johnson AUS 4 0 0 36.4 9 5.9 2 0 5 202
82 Sarfraz Ahmed PAK 150 11 3 86.7 0 0.0 6 0.5 2 198
83 Lendl Simmons WI 161 13 7 104.5 0 12.0 2 0 6 197
84 Kane Williamson NZ 183 21 2 82.8 0 7.0 3 0 6 195
85 Mohammad Nabi AFG 90 8 2 78.3 3 5.7 3 2 6 192
86 Steven Smith AUS 176 16 2 85.4 0 9.5 4 0 5 191
87 Ajinkya Rahane IND 164 19 3 89.1 0 0.0 3 0 7 190
88 Gary Wilson IRL 141 15 1 103.7 0 0.0 4 0 6 189
89 Craig Ervine ZIM 159 12 5 88.3 0 0.0 4 0 6 188
90 Manjula Guruge UAE 14 1 0 53.8 7 4.8 0 0 4 188
91 Quinton de Kock SA 131 19 0 82.9 0 0.0 9 0.5 7 188
92 Haris Sohail PAK 136 10 1 72.3 3 6.6 4 0 5 179
93 Sohaib Maqsood PAK 124 11 3 93.9 1 4.0 1 0 6 174
94 Matt Machan SCOT 186 21 2 80.9 1 7.8 1 0 6 173
95 Alasdair Evans SCOT 38 5 0 66.7 6 5.4 0 0 4 164
96 Nasir Hossain BAN 46 6 1 112.2 4 5.2 2 0 3 164
97 Taskin Ahmed BAN 1 0 0 25.0 9 6.4 2 0 6 164
98 Darren Sammy WI 150 14 5 93.2 1 6.7 1 0 6 162
99 Dwayne Smith WI 93 13 2 80.2 1 3.9 3 1 6 162
100 Shane Watson AUS 114 13 2 120.0 2 7.8 0 0 4 162

Team ' Runs (scored) ' 4s ' 6s ' Strike rate ' W: Wickets taken ' Eco: Economy rate 'Ct St: Catches, stumpings ' Run outs ' 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.

Please check out how the top 30 players earned their rating points in the MVPI table after the first two quarter-finals:

 

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Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji, for Rediff.com