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IPL 3: The successes and failures thus far

April 01, 2010 18:29 IST

We're approximately at the halfway mark of IPL3 and it is a good time to ask which players are doing well and which players aren't.

- Indian Premier League III

Our key metric is the most valuable player index (MVPI) that expresses a cricketer's all-round performance in terms of a run equivalent. If Irfan Pathan currently has a MVPI of 287 it means that his batting, bowling and fielding performance is equivalent to scoring 287 runs.

We know that Irfan Pathan is paid $925,000 by KXIP for playing his 14 (or more) matches of IPL3. He has (as on the morning of 1 April 2010) played half of his matches (7 out of 14) … so he has earned half of his $925,000 price, i.e. $462,500.

Let's do some simple arithmetic. In return for $462,500, Irfan has contributed 287 runs. KXIP is therefore currently paying Irfan $462,500/287 = $1611 per run.

We define Irfan Pathan's paisa vasool index (PVI) to be 1611. The lower a player's PVI, more the value he offers his franchise on the cricketing field.

The table below looks at the statistics of all IPL3 players who have played at least 4 matches. Looking at this table, we can identify players offering the greatest or the least value to their franchise.

The table is arranged in the decreasing order of the MVPI. We have also given a star rating based on the PVI. The best players have the largest MVPI and the most stars. Players not doing well have low MVPI and few (or no) stars. 

 

Player Name

Team

Runs

Six

Four

Strike Rate

W

Eco

ct|st

MVPI

Money offered ($)

M

PVI

Star value

Yusuf Pathan

RR

274

21

18

179.1

5

6.9

6

483

475000

8

562

****

Jacques Kallis

RCB

362

6

46

124.4

5

8.2

2

418

900000

7

1077

***

Sachin Tendulkar

MI

314

1

47

140.8

0

--

1

335

1121250

7

1675

***

Dinesh Karthik

DD

210

6

21

140.9

0

--

10

333

525000

8

900

****

Virender Sehwag

DD

225

9

31

177.2

1

3.0

2

308

833750

8

1547

***

Suresh Raina

CSK

238

10

17

136.8

0

7.9

6

301

650000

8

1235

***

Irfan Pathan

KXI

164

7

12

153.3

6

8.6

3

287

925000

7

1611

***

Andrew Symonds

DC

166

8

12

123.9

6

7.0

4

286

1350000

6

2021

**

Matthew Hayden

CSK

227

13

23

147.4

0

--

1

277

375000

8

775

****

David Warner

DD

207

11

17

156.8

0

--

4

270

250000

5

529

****

Naman Ojha

RR

213

8

26

140.1

0

--

3

267

30000

8

64

****

Robin Uthappa

RCB

198

14

12

173.7

0

--

3

256

800000

7

1563

***

Amit Mishra

DD

9

0

1

100.0

11

6.8

3

254

30000

8

67

****

Harbhajan Singh

MI

62

2

9

200.0

8

7.0

3

246

850000

7

1730

***

Angelo Mathews

KKR

117

4

10

128.6

6

7.4

2

239

30000

7

63

****

Muttiah Muralitharan

CSK

1

0

0

50.0

11

6.2

1

238

600000

8

1439

***

Adam Gilchrist

DC

150

9

15

180.7

0

--

7

233

700000

6

1286

***

Albie Morkel

CSK

102

7

4

136.0

6

8.1

3

232

650000

8

1601

***

Rohit Sharma

DC

172

9

12

147.0

2

7.6

2

232

750000

6

1385

***

Ravi Bopara

KXI

198

3

22

116.5

3

8.3

2

223

450000

7

1007

***

Lasith Malinga

MI

0

0

0

--

10

6.7

1

221

350000

7

791

****

Saurabh Tiwary

MI

206

8

16

143.1

0

--

0

220

40000

7

91

****

Murali Vijay

CSK

173

9

14

150.4

0

--

4

209

50000

7

137

****

Zaheer Khan

MI

23

1

3

255.6

9

7.7

2

194

450000

7

1160

***

MS Dhoni

CSK

143

5

12

143.0

0

--

3

189

1500000

5

4543

--

Chaminda Vaas

DC

27

1

1

103.8

8

6.7

0

187

200000

5

458

****

Manish Pandey

RCB

184

7

19

119.5

0

--

4

179

30000

7

84

****

Anil Kumble

RCB

1

0

0

100.0

6

5.3

1

176

500000

7

1418

***

Manoj Tiwary

KKR

144

4

18

150.0

0

--

3

172

675000

6

1962

***

Yuvraj Singh

KXI

101

4

10

131.2

3

6.7

2

171

1063750

7

3104

*

S Badrinath

CSK

182

2

21

115.9

0

--

0

171

50000

8

167

****

Shaun Tait

RR

12

1

0

92.3

10

8.1

1

168

400000

7

1361

***

Herschelle Gibbs

DC

170

7

16

122.3

0

--

3

167

575000

6

1479

***

Murali Kartik

KKR

22

0

2

550.0

4

5.7

1

167

425000

6

1275

***

Piyush Chawla

KXI

52

0

7

115.6

5

8.0

1

160

400000

7

1250

***

Virat Kohli

RCB

131

6

10

142.4

0

10.3

2

158

300000

7

949

****

AC Voges

RR

117

3

9

142.7

0

6.1

1

158

50000

5

181

****

Manvinder Bisla

KXI

152

6

16

121.6

0

--

2

145

30000

7

103

****

A Jhunjhunwala

RR

130

2

14

118.2

0

14.2

2

142

30000

8

121

****

Farveez Maharoof

DD

29

2

2

152.6

7

8.8

1

137

225000

4

941

****

Dale Steyn

RCB

8

0

1

88.9

6

7.3

0

135

325000

7

1204

***

Dirk Nannes

DD

4

0

0

30.8

6

6.5

0

135

70000

7

296

****

Gautam Gambhir

DD

125

1

13

123.8

0

--

2

131

725000

5

3154

*

Shikhar Dhawan

MI

137

3

17

128.0

0

--

0

131

40000

4

152

****

Mahela Jayawardene

KXI

102

2

9

122.9

0

--

3

129

475000

7

1836

***

Kieron Pollard

MI

79

3

9

129.5

2

8.8

3

129

750000

6

2915

**

Michael Lumb

RR

126

2

18

127.3

0

--

2

128

50000

6

223

****

Vinay Kumar

RCB

2

0

0

100.0

8

8.3

1

127

30000

6

118

****

Pragyan Ojha

DC

0

0

0

--

7

7.7

2

126

30000

6

102

****

Kumar Sangakkara

KXI

91

1

12

133.8

0

--

4

123

700000

6

2838

**

Ambati Rayudu

MI

107

5

8

139.0

0

--

1

123

30000

5

122

****

Brad Hodge

KKR

99

1

11

110.0

2

8.2

3

121

100000

4

413

****

Shane Warne

RR

7

0

0

58.3

5

7.0

1

118

450000

8

2179

**

Dwayne Bravo

MI

55

4

4

166.7

3

8.9

1

117

150000

6

639

****

AB de Villiers

DD

107

0

7

95.5

0

--

4

113

300000

6

1522

***

Sourav Ganguly

KKR

153

2

17

96.8

0

9.0

4

109

1092500

7

4996

--

Lakshmipathy Balaji

CSK

15

1

1

125.0

7

9.1

1

107

50000

6

268

****

Praveen Kumar

RCB

3

0

0

50.0

7

8.2

0

104

300000

7

1442

***

Owais Shah

KKR

115

5

7

121.1

0

--

0

103

275000

5

1331

***

Mithun Manhas

DD

83

0

9

123.9

0

--

2

101

30000

6

170

****

Rajagopal Sathish

MI

76

0

9

124.6

1

17.0

2

100

30000

7

151

****

Tirumalasetti Suman

DC

96

4

8

110.3

0

12.0

3

96

30000

6

134

****

Faiz Fazal

RR

101

1

13

109.8

0

--

4

95

30000

5

180

****

RP Singh

DC

6

0

0

54.5

6

9.6

4

93

875000

6

4018

--

Ishant Sharma

KKR

6

0

0

40.0

7

9.0

1

86

950000

6

5523

--

P Dogra

RR

99

5

4

105.3

0

--

2

81

30000

7

213

****

Justin Kemp

CSK

26

1

1

108.3

3

6.6

1

81

100000

4

708

****

Siddharth Trivedi

RR

7

1

0

116.7

3

7.3

1

71

30000

6

241

****

Umesh Yadav

DD

3

0

0

75.0

4

7.8

0

68

30000

5

253

****

SE Bond

KKR

1

0

0

50.0

4

8.0

1

67

750000

4

5569

--

Rahul Dravid

RCB

36

0

6

128.6

0

--

2

67

1035000

7

7763

--

Shalabh Srivastava

KXI

1

0

0

50.0

5

9.1

1

64

30000

5

233

****

Eoin Morgan

RCB

35

1

2

116.7

0

--

4

62

220000

6

1774

***

Aditya Tare

MI

49

3

5

148.5

0

--

2

62

30000

5

242

****

Wriddhiman Saha

KKR

43

0

7

134.4

0

--

4

59

30000

7

253

****

Sumit Narwal

RR

14

0

2

116.7

5

10.5

0

57

30000

4

299

****

Ravichandran Ashwin

CSK

13

0

1

81.3

3

8.0

1

57

30000

5

303

****

Pradeep Sangwan

DD

4

0

0

44.4

4

8.6

1

53

30000

5

323

****

VVS Laxman

DC

54

1

6

122.7

0

--

0

49

375000

4

3258

*

Sreesanth

KXI

27

0

5

128.6

3

9.8

0

49

625000

4

6378

--

Ryan McLaren

MI

25

0

3

119.0

1

8.7

2

49

75000

5

765

****

Jaskaran Singh

DC

8

0

0

88.9

4

10.3

0

47

30000

4

274

****

Parthiv Patel

CSK

72

2

6

91.1

0

--

2

47

325000

4

3980

*

Sarabjit Ladda

DD

0

1

1

0.0

4

9.2

0

43

30000

4

399

****

Tillakaratne Dilshan

DD

32

0

4

80.0

2

11.7

3

43

250000

4

3322

*

Mark Boucher

RCB

13

1

0

130.0

0

--

5

41

450000

5

5533

--

Munaf Patel

RR

4

0

0

80.0

3

9.1

1

39

275000

4

3995

*

Mohammad Kaif

KXI

28

0

2

93.3

0

--

2

24

250000

4

5208

--

Cheteshwar Pujara

KKR

44

0

6

78.6

0

--

1

17

30000

4

865

****

*Some figures are estimated and may be inaccurate.

 

Based on this table, we can now identify the best players of every team and players who are struggling the most. It is possible that players have poor scores not because they played badly … but because they didn't get enough chances.

 

Here is our pick:

 

Mumbai Indians

Best:  Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga

Struggling: Sanath Jayasuriya (3 matches)

 

Royal Challengers

Best: Jacques Kallis, Robin Uthappa, Anil Kumble

Struggling: Eoin Morgan, Rahul Dravid

 

Delhi Daredevils

Best: Dinesh Karthik, Virender Sehwag, David Warner

Struggling: A B de Villiers, T Dilshan (3 matches)

 

Deccan Chargers

Best: Andrew Symonds, Adam Gilchrist, Rohit Sharma

Struggling: R P Singh, V V S Laxman

Rajasthan Royals

Best: Yusuf Pathan, Naman Ojha, Shaun Tait

Struggling: Munaf Patel, Sumit Narwal

 

Chennai Super Kings

Best: Suresh Raina, Matthew Hayden, Muttiah Muralitharan

Struggling: Parthiv Patel, Justin Kemp

 

Kolkata Knight Riders

Best: Angelo Mathews, Manoj Tiwari, Murali Kartik

Struggling: Shane Bond, Ishant Sharma, Sourav Ganguly

 

Kings XI Punjab

Best: Irfan Pathan, Ravi Bopara

Struggling: Mohammed Kaif, S Sreesanth, Kumar Sangakkara

 

Purnendu Maji and Srinivas Bhogle