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IPL MVP after 35 games: Kohli, Malinga surge to the top

April 30, 2011 17:33 IST

Paul Valthaty continues to be IPL 4's most valuable player (MVPI 376), but Lasith Malinga (350), with the purple cap and Virat Kohli (327), with his newly-earned orange cap, are fast rising up the ranks.

 

All-rounders, especially batting all-rounders, continue to offer great value. In fact, our MVP table suggests that explosive batsmen (with strike rates around 140), who can bowl some slow stuff and take some wickets, are the best buys in the IPL.

 

MVP list as on 30.4.2011 (after 35 matches)

 

 

Player Name

Team

From

Runs

Strike Rate

W

Eco

MVPI

Money (US $)

M

PVI ($ per run)

1

Paul Valthaty

KXI

IND

261

166.2

4

8.7

376

44000

5

42

2

Lasith Malinga

MI

SL

1

25.0

17

5.9

350

500000

7

714

3

Virat Kohli

BRC

IND

294

134.2

1

7.6

327

1800000

7

3145

4

Yuvraj Singh

PWS

IND

232

136.5

4

7.3

325

1800000

7

2766

5

Jesse Ryder

PWS

NZ

205

162.7

4

7.5

322

150000

7

233

6

Ravindra Jadeja

KTK

IND

185

130.3

5

7.5

292

950000

7

1629

7

Johan Botha

RR

SA

177

129.2

4

6.6

286

950000

5

1896

8

Yusuf Pathan

KKR

IND

92

148.4

8

5.9

275

2100000

7

3814

9

Kumar Sangakkara

DC

SL

235

129.8

0

--

273

700000

7

1284

10

Virender Sehwag

DD

IND

208

167.7

0

--

271

1800000

7

3325

11

Chris Gayle

BRC

WI

177

186.3

1

6.2

258

400000

3

332

12

Sachin Tendulkar

MI

IND

276

115.0

0

--

256

1800000

7

3516

13

David Warner

DD

AUS

238

126.6

0

--

253

750000

7

1480

14

Jacques Kallis

KKR

SA

244

113.0

2

8.4

248

1100000

7

2218

15

Amit Mishra

DC

IND

39

139.3

9

6.1

243

300000

7

618

16

S Badrinath

CSK

IND

235

134.3

0

--

241

850000

7

1766

17

Shane Warne

RR

AUS

8

88.9

10

5.8

234

1800000

7

4396

18

Shaun Marsh

KXI

AUS

179

170.5

0

--

226

400000

5

632

19

Robin Uthappa

PWS

IND

156

133.3

0

--

220

2100000

7

4773

20

Murali Vijay

CSK

IND

211

136.1

0

--

219

900000

7

2052

21

AB de Villiers

BRC

SA

188

126.2

0

--

209

1100000

7

3003

22

Rohit Sharma

MI

IND

203

133.6

0

15.0

208

2000000

7

4800

23

Venugopal Rao

DD

IND

209

129.0

0

14.0

204

700000

7

1716

24

Gautam Gambhir

KKR

IND

209

129.8

0

--

203

2400000

7

5902

25

MS Dhoni

CSK

IND

137

141.2

0

--

201

1800000

7

4485

26

Iqbal Abdulla

KKR

IND

15

125.0

8

6.2

200

30000

7

75

27

Shane Watson

RR

AUS

132

115.8

2

6.1

198

1300000

5

2814

28

Brendon McCullum

KTK

NZ

196

131.5

0

--

197

475000

6

1204

29

Dale Steyn

DC

SA

25

86.2

9

6.7

193

1200000

7

3103

30

Michael Hussey

CSK

AUS

202

122.4

0

--

192

425000

5

1107

31

James Hopes

DD

AUS

109

119.8

5

7.8

186

350000

5

943

32

Ambati Rayudu

MI

IND

212

112.8

0

--

185

66000

7

178

33

Rahul Sharma

PWS

IND

24

126.3

6

6.2

181

22000

7

61

34

Daniel Christian

DC

AUS

119

136.8

3

8.5

175

900000

7

2567

35

Manoj Tiwary

KKR

IND

194

121.3

0

14.0

173

475000

7

1375

36

Suresh Raina

CSK

IND

153

128.6

1

7.4

169

1300000

7

3839

37

Harbhajan Singh

MI

IND

10

142.9

7

6.3

168

1300000

6

3877

38

Vinay Kumar

KTK

IND

35

102.9

6

7.2

164

475000

7

1448

39

Adam Gilchrist

KXI

AUS

151

133.6

0

--

163

900000

5

1968

40

Doug Bollinger

CSK

AUS

0

0.0

8

5.9

158

700000

4

2220

41

Ashok Menaria

RR

IND

108

130.1

2

6.6

156

22000

7

80

42

Munaf Patel

MI

IND

0

--

7

6.3

153

700000

7

2293

43

Alfonso Thomas

PWS

SA

1

25.0

8

7.0

153

100000

7

328

44

Ravichandran Ashwin

CSK

IND

0

0.0

7

6.8

150

850000

7

2827

45

Morne Morkel

DD

SA

14

140.0

7

7.1

149

475000

6

1598

46

Ishant Sharma

DC

IND

3

75.0

7

6.6

147

450000

6

1534

47

Albie Morkel

CSK

SA

36

124.1

7

8.5

144

500000

6

1732

48

Daniel Vettori

BRC

NZ

23

85.2

4

5.8

143

550000

7

2198

49

Amit Singh

RR

IND

0

0.0

7

6.5

139

22000

6

90

50

Mahela Jayawardene

KTK

SL

134

115.5

0

--

137

1500000

7

5461

 

Let us also look at how IPL4's 'million dollar babies' are faring. As the table below shows, it's been a mixed bag. Please note that some players (especially foreign players) have a high paisa vasool index (PVI) because they have been obliged to occasionally sit on the bench because of the 4-player restriction.

 

A PVI below 3000 would qualify as a 'good' performance. A PVI above 5000 is definitely 'worrying'.

 

The million dollar list as on 30.4.2011 (after 35 matches)

 

 

Player Name

Team

From

Runs

Strike Rate

W

Eco

MVPI

Money (US $)

M

PVI ($ per run)

Gautam Gambhir

KKR

IND

209

129.8

0

--

203

2400000

7

5902

Yusuf Pathan

KKR

IND

92

148.4

8

5.9

275

2100000

7

3814

Robin Uthappa

PWS

IND

156

133.3

0

--

220

2100000

7

4773

Rohit Sharma

MI

IND

203

133.6

0

15.0

208

2000000

7

4800

Irfan Pathan

DD

IND

50

98.0

4

7.4

121

1900000

7

7873

Virat Kohli

BRC

IND

294

134.2

1

7.6

327

1800000

7

3145

Yuvraj Singh

PWS

IND

232

136.5

4

7.3

325

1800000

7

2766

Virender Sehwag

DD

IND

208

167.7

0

--

271

1800000

7

3325

Sachin Tendulkar

MI

IND

276

115.0

0

--

256

1800000

7

3516

Shane Warne

RR

AUS

8

88.9

10

5.8

234

1800000

7

4396

MS Dhoni

CSK

IND

137

141.2

0

--

201

1800000

7

4485

Saurabh Tiwary

BRC

IND

95

111.8

0

--

89

1600000

7

10311

Mahela Jayawardene

KTK

SL

134

115.5

0

--

137

1500000

7

5461

David Hussey

KXI

AUS

20

200.0

1

19.0

32

1400000

1

15789

Shane Watson

RR

AUS

132

115.8

2

6.1

198

1300000

5

2814

Suresh Raina

CSK

IND

153

128.6

1

7.4

169

1300000

7

3839

Harbhajan Singh

MI

IND

10

142.9

7

6.3

168

1300000

6

3877

Dale Steyn

DC

SA

25

86.2

9

6.7

193

1200000

7

3103

Jacques Kallis

KKR

SA

244

113.0

2

8.4

248

1100000

7

2218

AB de Villiers

BRC

SA

188

126.2

0

--

209

1100000

7

3003

Cameron White

DC

AUS

63

95.5

0

--

42

1100000

3

13095

Muttiah Muralitharan

KTK

SL

5

62.5

2

7.7

40

1100000

4

13636

Ross Taylor

RR

NZ

95

115.9

0

--

85

1000000

7

6749

 

 

Purnendu Maji and Srinivas Bhogle