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IPL 5: Gambhir in MVP race with Sehwag

Last updated on: May 08, 2012 15:01 IST

Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag (MVPI of 597) continues to be the most valuable player in the ongoing fifth edition of the Indian Premier League but his close friend and Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir (551) is hot on his heels.

Indeed, Gambhir also seems poised to grab the Orange cap from Sehwag although Rajasthan Royals opener Ajinkya Rahane could also re-enter the contest.

Rahane (PVI of 60) and Mandeep Singh (58) are still IPL's most paisa vasool players costing franchise owners less than US $100 per 'run equivalent'.

The other Indian paisa vasool players are Shikhar Dhawan (540), Ambati Rayadu (208), Rajat Bhatia (228), Mayank Agarwal (84) and Shahbaz Nadeem (166).

Even veteran Rahul Dravid is offering excellent returns on his $500,000 price (PVI 957).

The foreign players offering excellent value for money include Dwayne Bravo (345), Faf du Plessis (215), Steven Smith (381), Owais Shah (437), Azhar Mahmood (459), Kevon Cooper (141), Jesse Ryder (471) and Marlon Samuels (333).

Generally speaking, an auctioned player offers 'outstanding' value if his paisa vasool index (PVI) is below 500 (*****); 'excellent' value if the PVI lies between 500-1000 (****), 'very good' value for a PVI between 1000-1500 (***) and 'good' value for a PVI between 1500-2000 (**).

MVPI and PVI rankings as on 8.5.2012 (after 51 matches):

Player Team From Run S/R W Eco M MVPI Money Offered ($) PVI
1 Virender Sehwag DD IND 468 166.5 0 8.0 11 597 1800000 2072
2 Gautam Gambhir KKR IND 457 146.9 0 - 11 551 2400000 3265
3 Ajinkya Rahane ***** RR IND 463 137.4 0 - 11 505 44000 60
4 Chris Gayle **** BRC WI 433 151.4 0 13.5 9 478 550000 792
5 Dwayne Bravo ***** CSK WI 236 136.4 9 8.0 11 434 200000 345
6 Lasith Malinga **** MI SL 30 96.8 20 5.4 8 434 500000 793
7 AB de Villiers ** BRC SA 290 170.6 0 - 10 421 1100000 1795
8 Faf du Plessis ***** CSK SA 385 133.7 0 16.0 11 418 120000 215
9 Steven Smith ***** PWI AUS 283 149.7 0 - 12 394 200000 381
10 Robin Uthappa PWI IND 340 118.5 0 - 12 393 2100000 4004
11 Cameron White ** DC AUS 337 156.0 0 8.0 8 390 1100000 1939
12 Shikhar Dhawan **** DC IND 375 122.5 1 10.0 10 382 300000 540
13 Piyush Chawla ** KXI IND 87 126.1 14 7.0 11 368 900000 1681
14 Morne Morkel **** DD SA 3 75.0 20 7.0 11 368 475000 888
15 Rahul Dravid **** RR IND 379 116.3 0 - 11 359 500000 957
16 Kevin Pietersen *** DD ENG 305 147.3 0 8.8 8 357 650000 1024
17 Jacques Kallis KKR SA 214 100.0 10 7.1 11 347 1100000 2380
18 Sunil Narine ** KKR WI 0 0.0 15 5.3 9 344 700000 1528
19 Kieron Pollard ** MI WI 123 135.2 11 7.8 8 338 900000 1829
20 Ravindra Jadeja CSK IND 158 131.7 9 7.8 11 321 2000000 4673
21 Rohit Sharma MI IND 293 122.6 0 - 11 315 2000000 4360
22 Owais Shah ***** RR ENG 280 145.1 0 - 10 315 200000 437
23 Suresh Raina CSK IND 265 126.8 2 7.3 11 311 1300000 3132
24 David Hussey KXI AUS 263 128.9 1 6.0 11 298 1400000 3230
25 Shaun Marsh **** KXI AUS 290 121.8 0 - 10 295 400000 933
26 Irfan Pathan DD IND 129 151.8 6 7.7 11 274 1900000 4773
27 Mandeep Singh ***** KXI IND 284 118.3 0 - 11 260 22000 58
28 Brad Hodge *** RR AUS 198 148.9 1 10.5 10 254 475000 1287
29 MS Dhoni CSK IND 226 121.5 0 - 11 252 1800000 5357
30 Harbhajan Singh MI IND 86 138.7 5 6.8 11 250 1300000 3570
31 Azhar Mahmood ***** KXI PAK 87 142.6 8 7.5 6 245 200000 459
32 Kevon Cooper ***** RR WI 38 190.0 10 7.3 6 243 50000 141
33 Dale Steyn DC SA 19 90.5 11 6.8 9 240 1200000 3433
34 Jesse Ryder ***** PWI NZ 233 125.3 1 9.2 9 239 150000 471
35 James Franklin ***** MI NZ 206 101.0 5 7.9 9 237 50000 145
36 Marlon Samuels ***** PWI WI 124 100.8 8 7.5 8 225 100000 333
37 Umesh Yadav DD IND 0 - 11 7.4 11 222 750000 2323
38 Brett Lee *** KKR AUS 42 210.0 7 7.1 8 220 400000 1362
39 Ambati Rayudu ***** MI IND 208 125.3 0 - 11 219 66000 208
40 Rajat Bhatia ***** KKR IND 22 110.0 8 7.0 11 217 66000 228
41 Munaf Patel MI IND 2 28.6 12 7.6 9 216 700000 2228
42 R Ashwin CSK IND 18 128.6 6 6.5 11 211 850000 3017
43 Sourav Ganguly *** PWI IND 247 102.5 2 9.8 12 211 400000 1424
44 Brad Hogg **** RR AUS 15 93.8 10 7.0 8 206 180000 602
45 Daniel Christian DC AUS 121 112.0 6 8.8 6 196 900000 3157
46 Albie Morkel ** CSK IND 75 141.5 7 8.1 9 193 500000 1940
47 Naman Ojha **** DD IND 101 116.1 0 - 11 190 270000 977
48 Brendon McCullum KKR NZ 179 105.3 0 - 8 187 900000 3603
49 Angelo Mathews PWI SL 89 132.8 5 8.4 6 183 950000 3250
50 Shahbaz Nadeem ***** DD IND 0 0.0 8 6.8 11 182 44000 166
51 Sachin Tendulkar MI IND 202 121.0 0 - 7 181 1800000 6824
52 Kumar Sangakkara DC SL 176 119.7 0 - 8 180 700000 2431
53 Mayank Agarwal ***** BRC IND 160 127.0 0 - 10 180 22000 84
54 Dinesh Karthik MI IND 151 116.2 0 - 11 173 900000 3583

Purnendu Maji and Srinivas Bhogle