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India-New Zealand MVPI: Kohli, Mishra reign supreme

November 02, 2016 18:17 IST

It was India's players all the way, with batting sensation Virat Kohli emerging the most valuable, ahead of senior spinner Amit Mishra.

Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji graphically depict the top players from the recently concluded India-New Zealand ODI series. 

IMAGE: Virat Kohli of India celebrates his half-century against New Zealand in the first ODI in Dharamsala. Photograph: BCCI. .

With a mammoth run tally of 358, and an awe-inspiring strike rate of just over 100, it is no surprise that Virat Kohli emerged as the most valuable player (MVP) in the recently-concluded India-New Zealand 5-match ODI series with a MVP index (MVPI) of 430.

Just behind him, at the second position, is Amit Mishra with a MVPI of 403 for his 15 wickets with an economy rate of 4.8.

Kedar Jadhav’s all-round performance of 90 runs and 6 wickets puts him at the third place with a MVPI of 290, just above New Zealand’s Tom Latham (MVPI 276) and Tim Southee (255).

The series was not as close as the 3-2 end result might indicate because when India won they won big.

The 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 run outs. MVPI expresses a player’s overall batting + bowling + fielding performance in terms of a ‘run equivalent’.

Table 1: Most valuable players in the India-NZ series (Oct 16-29, 2016) 

Rank Player Team Runs 4's 6's Str Rate W Eco M MVPI
1

Virat Kohli

IND 358 30 4 100.8 0 - 5 430
2

Amit Mishra

IND 15 1 0 75 15 4.8 5 403
3

Kedar Jadhav

IND 90 6 3 103.4 6 4.1 5 290
4

Tom Latham

NZ 244 23 3 89.4 0 - 5 276
5

Tim Southee

NZ 77 9 3 113.2 7 5.5 5 255
6

Axar Patel

IND 79 4 3 98.8 4 4.3 5 226
7

MS Dhoni

IND 192 14 5 71.1 0 - 5 217
8

Kane Williamson

NZ 211 25 1 80.2 0 - 5 208
9

Umesh Yadav

IND 25 1 0 71.4 8 5.8 5 200
10

Mitchell Santner

NZ 37 1 0 69.8 3 4 5 191
11

Martin Guptill

NZ 111 17 2 91 2 6 5 187
12

Jasprit Bumrah

IND 0 0 0 0 6 4 4 181
13

Trent Boult

NZ 7 1 0 58.3 6 5 4 159
14

Hardik Pandya

IND 45 3 0 100 4 5.4 4 152
15

James Neesham

NZ 76 9 0 80.9 4 6.2 4 146
16

Ajinkya Rahane

IND 143 16 3 70.8 0 - 5 143
17

Rohit Sharma

IND 123 11 5 77.8 0 - 5 129
18

Matt Henry

NZ 45 4 1 91.8 3 5.5 2 114
19

Ross Taylor

NZ 119 8 1 62.6 0 - 5 90
20

Manish Pandey

IND 76 6 1 77.6 0 - 5 75
21

Ish Sodhi

NZ 1 0 0 6.7 4 6.3 3 58
22

Luke Ronchi

NZ 7 0 0 41.2 0 - 3 45
23

Jayant Yadav

IND 1 0 0 100 1 2 1 43
24

Dhawal Kulkarni

IND 25 2 1 96.2 1 8.4 1 42
25

BJ Watling

NZ 14 1 0 60.9 0 - 2 31
26

Doug Bracewell

NZ 15 0 0 32.6 1 5.5 1 18
27

Anton Devcich

NZ 18 0 0 105.9 0 5.4 2 17
28

Corey Anderson

NZ 31 4 0 53.4 0 6.8 4 12

Runs (scored) ' No of 4s ' No of 6s ' 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.

IMAGE: India pacer Jasprit Bumrah claimed nine wickets from three ODI in the series against Zimbabwe. Photograph: BCCI..

If we look at the overall performance of Indian cricketers in the 2016-17 season (like in the ICC rankings, we assume that a new season starts on 1 May every year), then Jasprit Bumrah still tops the list after his outstanding performance against Zimbabwe in the 3-match ODI series played in June 2016.

Table 2 summarizes the performance so far of all India’s ODI players in the 2016-17 season.

Table 2: Most valuable Indian ODI players in the 2016-17 season (8 matches so far) 

Rank Player Runs 4's 6's Str Rate W Eco M MVPI
1

Jasprit Bumrah

0 0 0 0 15 3.6 7 468
2

Virat Kohli

358 30 4 100.8 0 - 5 430
3

Amit Mishra

15 1 0 75 15 4.8 5 403
4

Axar Patel

79 4 3 98.8 7 3.5 8 375
5

Kedar Jadhav

90 6 3 103.4 6 4.1 8 300
6

Ms Dhoni

192 14 5 71.1 0 - 8 249
7

Dhawal Kulkarni

25 2 1 96.2 6 4.6 4 229
8

Lokesh Rahul

196 15 3 83.4 0 - 3 224
9

Umesh Yadav

25 1 0 71.4 8 5.8 5 200
10

Yuzvendra Chahal

0 0 0 - 6 3.2 3 198
11

Hardik Pandya

45 3 0 100 4 5.4 4 152
12

Ajinkya Rahane

143 16 3 70.8 0 - 5 143
13

Rohit Sharma

123 11 5 77.8 0 - 5 129
14

Barinder Sran

0 0 0 - 4 4.1 3 121
15

Manish Pandey

80 7 1 80.8 0 - 8 88
16

Ambati Rayudu

103 12 0 62.8 0 - 3 74
17

Faiz Fazal

55 7 1 90.2 0 - 1 64
18

Jayant Yadav

1 0 0 100 1 2 1 43
19

Karun Nair

46 6 0 52.3 0 - 2 19
Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji