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Most valuable players in the South Africa-India series

January 28, 2011 18:32 IST

Lonwabo Tsotsobe claimed 13 wickets to emerge as the most valuable player (MVP) of the South Africa-India ODI series.

Morne Morkel, who was picked as the man of the series, is second on the list, and India's Munaf Patel is fourth in a series dominated by bowlers.

Our formula to compute MVP 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.

India lost the series chiefly because they batted poorly. M S Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma failed to score. Even Sachin Tendulkar wasn't quite himself before he was obliged to leave with an injury scare.

Table 1: Most valuable players in the South Africa-India series (Jan 12-23, 2011)

Player Name

Team

Runs

Six

Four

Strike Rate

W

Eco

M

MVPI

1

Lonwabo Tsotsobe

SA

2

0

0

40.0

13

4.2

5

364

2

Morne Morkel

SA

6

0

1

42.9

11

3.7

5

343

3

Yusuf Pathan

IND

166

11

14

135.0

1

4.6

3

307

4

Munaf Patel

IND

11

0

1

78.6

11

5.0

5

302

5

Jean-Paul Duminy

SA

244

2

7

86.2

1

5.5

5

293

6

Hashim Amla

SA

250

0

28

94.7

0

--

5

280

7

Dale Steyn

SA

22

0

0

57.9

8

3.7

5

277

8

Zaheer Khan

IND

44

0

5

43.1

9

4.9

5

239

9

Virat Kohli

IND

193

3

15

79.4

0

--

5

229

10

Yuvraj Singh

IND

91

1

9

68.4

5

5.0

5

225

11

Harbhajan Singh

IND

42

3

0

70.0

4

4.4

5

192

12

Johan Botha

SA

82

0

4

75.2

4

4.8

5

190

13

AB de Villiers

SA

114

1

9

95.8

0

--

5

164

14

MS Dhoni

IND

75

0

4

59.5

0

--

5

163

15

Graeme Smith

SA

156

0

16

67.0

0

--

5

143

16

Suresh Raina

IND

111

1

9

78.7

1

5.1

5

133

17

Robin Peterson

SA

35

0

4

94.6

3

6.1

2

98

18

Rohit Sharma

IND

49

0

5

49.0

3

4.8

5

98

19

Wayne Parnell

SA

38

1

2

77.6

1

5.5

3

74

20

Morne van Wyk

SA

71

0

9

83.5

0

--

2

71

21

David Miller

SA

36

1

3

92.3

0

--

2

70

22

Faf du Plessis

SA

69

0

3

78.4

0

8.7

3

69

23

Parthiv Patel

IND

49

0

8

84.5

0

--

2

50

24

Ashish Nehra

IND

8

0

1

40.0

3

6.7

4

35

25

Colin Ingram

SA

40

1

2

58.0

0

--

3

28

26

Murali Vijay

IND

18

0

3

41.9

0

--

3

18

27

Sachin Tendulkar

IND

31

0

2

56.4

0

--

2

16

28

Piyush Chawla

IND

8

0

1

72.7

0

4.6

1

15

Runs (scored) | Sixes | Fours | 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.

As we head into the World Cup, India's three best performers this season have been Virat Kohli (825 runs at a strike rate of 82), Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan. Yuvraj hasn't batted with his customary authority (he has? a strike rate below 70); in fact, he has provided greater value as a bowler with ?his 12 wickets at an economy rate of just 4.9.

13 out of the top 15 have made it to India's World Cup squad. This constitutes a reasonably good correlation with India's current MVP list.

Table 2: India's most valuable players in the 2010-11 ODI season (24 matches so far)

Player Name

Runs

Six

Four

Strike Rate

Bat Pts

W

Eco

Bowl Pts

Field Pts

M

MVPI

1

Virat Kohli

825

6

72

81.7

808.3

0

5.3

-1.0

77.5

22

885

2

Yuvraj Singh

344

6

40

67.7

264.7

12

4.9

306.0

170

15

741

3

Yusuf Pathan

388

22

31

125.6

518.5

9

7.3

117.0

77.5

12

713

4

G Gambhir

532

1

60

98.0

611.5

0

--

0.0

35

9

647

5

Rohit Sharma

505

7

36

80.8

489.2

4

5.0

100.0

30

19

619

6

Munaf Patel

19

0

2

73.1

16.3

18

4.4

500.0

52.5

11

569

7

Suresh Raina

425

7

36

89.5

454.2

2

5.2

46.0

30

21

530

8

Ravindra Jadeja

199

3

14

72.4

168.8

12

4.9

308.8

45

13

523

9

M S Dhoni

388

4

29

66.4

289.3

0

--

0.0

225

15

514

10

Ashish Nehra

16

0

2

26.7

-18.0

24

5.7

507.0

15

18

504

11

Praveen Kumar

24

1

2

60.0

14.7

17

4.9

439.0

15

12

469

12

Zaheer Khan

44

0

5

42.7

2.2

17

4.8

439.2

15

11

456

13

V Sehwag

289

3

41

97.6

331.3

4

4.6

106.2

10

7

448

14

R Ashwin

38

1

4

111.8

47.7

14

4.9

355.0

0

7

403

15

Harbhajan Singh

64

5

0

82.1

63.0

7

4.4

216.0

32.5

8

312

16

Pragyan Ojha

14

0

1

35.9

-4.5

8

4.5

230.8

10

7

236

17

Dinesh Karthik

239

0

34

66.9

180.5

0

--

0.0

25

11

206

18

S Sreesanth

4

0

1

66.7

3.0

7

5.4

169.7

0

2

173

19

Parthiv Patel

158

1

22

85.4

161.8

0

--

0.0

10

4

172

20

Ishant Sharma

11

0

1

22.9

-18.0

7

4.9

177.8

5

4

165

21

Murali Vijay

171

1

18

56.8

91.2

0

--

0.0

37.5

10

129

22

W Saha

4

0

0

80.0

3.8

0

--

0.0

67.5

3

71

23

Saurabh Tiwary

49

1

5

87.5

51.3

0

--

0.0

10

3

61

24

Ashok Dinda

18

0

1

60.0

11.0

3

6.0

36.2

0

5

47

25

Amit Mishra

0

0

0

0.0

-2.5

1

4.9

27.0

0

3

25

26

Vinay Kumar

0

0

0

--

0.0

2

7.2

13.0

5

2

18

27

Sachin Tendulkar

31

0

2

56.4

16.2

0

--

0.0

0

2

16

28

Piyush Chawla

8

0

1

72.7

6.8

0

4.6

3.0

5

1

15

29

Umesh Yadav

3

0

0

100.0

3.5

1

5.9

6.0

5

3

15

30

Naman Ojha

1

0

0

14.3

-3.8

0

--

0.0

5

1

1

31

Pankaj Singh

3

0

0

100.0

3.5

0

6.4

-10.0

5

1

-2

32

S Dhawan

0

0

0

0.0

-1.7

0

--

0.0

0

1

-2

33

A Mithun

4

0

0

25.0

-5.3

0

6.0

-4.0

0

1

-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 | AvMVPI = MVPI/M | *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.

Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji