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Jadeja most valuable player in England-India ODIs

Last updated on: February 02, 2013 14:10 IST

Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji's MVPI formula shows India's Ravindra Jadeja was the most valuable player in the recently concluded India-England ODIs.

With Ravindra Jadeja one has often felt that he did enough to stay in the team, but not enough to help the team win.

That might have changed after the recent India-England series where Jadeja was indisputably the most valuable player. With 128 runs at a brisk strike rate of 93, and 9 wickets at a very decent economy rate of 3.5, Jadeja was the dominating all-rounder in the series with a MVPI of 450.

The MVPI formula 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, and expresses a player’s overall batting + bowling + fielding performance in terms of a ‘run equivalent’.

Suresh Raina was second with a MVPI of 367; he was also the top scorer of the series with 277 runs. England’s best bowler, James Tredwell with 11 wickets, and best batsman, Ian Bell with 234 runs, bag the next two MVP places.

Table 1 lists the MVPI of all the players who played in the ODI series. The table also identifies the disappointing performers: Jade Dernbach and Eoin Morgan from England and Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma from India. 

Table 1: Most valuable players in the India-England series (Jan 11-27, 2013) 

 

Player

Team

Runs

Top score

Strike Rate

W

Eco

M

MVPI

1

Ravindra Jadeja

IND

128

61

92.8

9

3.5

5

450

2

Suresh Raina

IND

277

89

91.1

2

3.6

5

367

3

James Tredwell

ENG

11

6

34.4

11

4.3

5

320

4

Ian Bell

ENG

234

113

74.8

0

-

5

232

5

MS Dhoni

IND

148

72

100.7

0

-

5

216

6

Bhuvneshwar  Kumar

IND

51

31

110.9

4

4.3

5

203

7

R Ashwin

IND

33

19

110

7

5.4

5

196

8

Steven Finn

ENG

3

3

23.1

7

4.7

5

196

9

Kevin Pietersen

ENG

185

76

86.4

0

-

5

192

10

Alastair Cook

ENG

207

76

72.9

0

-

5

177

11

Joe Root

ENG

163

57

81.1

0

5.4

5

170

12

Tim Bresnan

ENG

25

25

64.1

7

5.8

4

169

13

Yuvraj Singh

IND

126

61

96.2

0

5.7

5

164

14

Virat Kohli

IND

155

77

82

0

9

5

154

15

Ishant Sharma

IND

7

7

140

5

5.5

5

113

16

G Gambhir

IND

127

52

72.2

0

-

5

107

17

Samit Patel

ENG

75

44

119

1

6

5

102

18

Eoin Morgan

ENG

94

41

81

0

-

5

101

19

Rohit Sharma

IND

87

83

85.3

0

-

2

89

20

Ajinkya Rahane

IND

51

47

68

0

-

3

70

21

Shami Ahmed

IND

1

1

16.7

3

5.2

4

66

22

Jade Dernbach

ENG

2

2

25

5

7.3

4

54

23

Ashok Dinda

IND

3

3

75

2

6.6

1

45

24

Craig Kieswetter

ENG

42

24

68.9

0

-

3

43

25

Chris Woakes

ENG

0

0

0

2

5.8

2

33

26

Jos Buttler

ENG

14

14

155.6

0

-

2

26

Runs (scored) | 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.

Table 2 shows India’s most valuable players in the 13 matches played so far in India’s 2012-13 season. Although we are talking of ODI performances, which do tend to be different from T20 performances, it must surprise that four of the top five places (and by a decent MVPI margin) have been claimed by players from the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise.

Notice too that the star of the 2011 World Cup triumph, Yuvraj Singh, is not even in the top ten. He hasn’t scored enough runs (most of India’s runs have been scored by just four batsmen this season), and, even more surprisingly, he hasn’t claimed a single wicket!

Table 2: India’s most valuable players in the 2012-13 ODI season (13 matches so far)

 

 

Player Name

Runs

Sixes

Fours

Str. Rate

Bat-pts

W

Eco

Bowl-pts

Field-pts

M

MVPI

1

Suresh Raina

543

9

44

84.7

552

3

5.4

69

65

13

686

2

MS Dhoni

486

15

39

88.7

515

0

-

0

113

13

628

3

Ravindra Jadeja

168

6

11

84

169

13

3.3

426

28

7

623

4

Virat Kohli

464

4

41

83.3

464

0

5.9

-6

33

13

491

5

R Ashwin

90

1

8

79.6

86

15

4.8

398

5

13

489

6

G Gambhir

419

0

43

75.9

378

0

-

0

5

13

383

7

B Kumar

53

0

7

91.4

58

9

4.3

280

5

8

343

8

Ishant Sharma

14

0

2

43.8

1.3

12

4.8

316

0

8

317

9

Irfan Pathan

76

0

6

92.7

84

8

5.3

189

5

5

278

10

V Sehwag

183

0

22

91

199

1

4.7

29

23

6

250

11

Yuvraj Singh

160

1

23

90.9

173

0

6.4

-17

35

8

191

12

Manoj Tiwary

86

0

8

81.1

84

4

6.8

80

25

2

189

13

Ashok Dinda

3

0

0

50

1

7

6.3

115

5

6

121

14

Shami Ahmed

1

0

0

9.1

-7

4

4.6

116

0

5

109

15

Rohit Sharma

104

1

13

68

81

0

3.7

12

5

8

98

16

Zaheer Khan

2

0

0

50

0.7

4

5.6

75

15

5

91

17

Ajinkya Rahane

64

0

8

62.1

42

0

-

0

40

5

82

18

Rahul Sharma

0

0

0

-

0

1

5.6

20

0

1

20

19

Umesh Yadav

0

0

0

0

-3

2

8.1

6

0

2

4

20

Pragyan Ojha

5

0

0

27.8

-5

1

7.5

8.2

0

2

3