rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Cricket » India's Most Valuable ODI Players this year

India's Most Valuable ODI Players this year

Last updated on: February 21, 2018 09:09 IST

Virat is No 1, Rohit is No 2, but guess who are 3, 4 and 5?

The Indian cricketers celebrate a South African wicket in the 5th ODI, February 14, 2018. Photograph: BCCI
IMAGE: The Indian cricketers celebrate a South African wicket in the 5th ODI, February 14, 2018. Photograph: BCCI

These are indeed the best of times for Indian cricket, and certainly ODI cricket.

Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji list India's Most Valuable ODI players in the 2017-2018 season (32 matches so far).

The Most Valuable Player Index (MVPI) 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'.

 
RankPlayer NameRuns4s6sStrike RateWicketsEconomyMatchesMVPI
1 Virat Kohli 1,833 172 23 98.5 0 5.8 29 2,237
2 Rohit Sharma 1,463 135 52 97.2 0 0 27 1,701
3 Shikhar Dhawan 1,271 169 16 103.2 0 0 26 1,565
4 Hardik Pandya 468 27 27 114.7 30 5.4 31 1,464
5 Jasprit Bumrah 11 2 0 36.7 42 4.5 26 1,314
6 Kuldeep Yadav 23 4 0 62.2 39 4.8 20 1,037
7 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 172 15 3 79.3 29 5.1 27 1,026
8 M S Dhoni 692 53 13 81.3 0 0 32 993
9 Yuzvendra Chahal 1 0 0 9.1 37 5 20 950
10 Kedar Jadhav 330 35 5 95.1 10 5.2 25 705
11 Ajinkya Rahane 725 72 6 78 0 0 17 700
12 Umesh Yadav 2 0 0 66.7 14 5.4 8 366
13 Axar Patel 11 0 0 73.3 10 4.6 8 315
14 Ravindra Jadeja 26 1 0 70.3 4 5.2 7 271
15 Shreyas Iyer 210 22 3 96.3 0 2 6 257
16 Manish Pandey 171 17 1 88.6 0 0 10 206
17 Ravichandran Ashwin 1 0 0 33.3 5 5 6 179
18 Yuvraj Singh 162 18 2 89.5 0 5 8 179
19 Dinesh Karthik 183 16 0 69.8 0 0 8 168
20 Shardul Thakur 0 0 0 0 5 5.8 3 123
21 Mohammed Shami 7 1 0 87.5 4 4.8 3 114
22 Lokesh Rahul 28 2 0 73.7 0 0 4 54
23 Washington Sundar 0 0 0 0 1 6.5 1 15
 

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.