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MVP: Can 'Big Show' Maxwell catch up with Warner?

May 13, 2017 11:39 IST

Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji present Rediff.com's Most Valuable Player Index after Game 51 of IPL 10.

Glenn Maxwell

IMAGE: Kings XI Punjab Captain Glenn Maxwell in action. Photograph: BCCI

Kings XI Punjab Captain Glenn Maxwell's IPL is suddenly getting much better!

'Big Show' Maxwell is scoring more runs (as always, at a furious pace with a strike rate of 175+).

He has also started getting wickets (7 so far) at a very decent economy rate of 6.5.

After 51 matches in the ongoing 10th edition of the Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad Captain David Warner continues to lead the MVP list with a MVPI rating of 631.

Not surprisingly, four of the top 10 players are all-rounders -- Maxwell (MVPI: 551) is second, followed by Ben Stokes (510), Axar Patel (500) and Sunil Narine (487).

The players in the top 50 offering the best value for money (having the lowest Paisa Vasool Index, PVI) are mostly Indian youngsters bought at rock bottom price: Nitish Rana (for every run he contributes, Mumbai Indians pay him just $15), Rahul Tripathi (Rising Pune Supergiant -- $29), Hardik Pandya (Mumbai Indians -- $36), Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore -- $54), Jaydev Unadkat (Rising Pune Supergiants -- $123) and Axar Patel (Kings XI Punjab -- $206).

The other big 'steals' offering top value are: Hashim Amla (Kings XI Punjab -- $303), Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad -- $298), Andrew Tye (Gujarat Lions -- $241), Aaron Finch (Gujarat Lions -- $351) and Chris Lynn (Kolkata Knight Riders -- $535).

With every team having to field seven Indians in their playing eleven, the established Indian players tend to be more expensive and among them the top-ranking Indian players are frightfully expensive.

Consequently, their value (Paisa Vasool Index, PVI) tends to be high as you can see some examples: Ajinkya Rahane ($4,958), Ravindra Jadeja ($5,022), Mahendra Singh Dhoni ($5,987), Rohit Sharma ($6,320) and Virat Kohli ($7,097).

This season's most expensive player, Ben Stokes has a very reasonable PVI of $3,637. He has offered great value in spite of his great cost.

The table below, updated after the 51st game in IPL10 match between the Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab on May 11, summarises the big picture:

RankPlayer's NameTeamFromRunsTop Score4's6'sStr RateWEcoMMVPIMoney Offered (US $)PVI(US$)PVI(INR)Age
1 David Warner SRH AUS 535 126 52 24 146.6 0 - 12 631 820000 1207 80937 30
2 Glenn Maxwell KXI AUS 310 47 19 26 176.1 7 6.5 13 551 895000 1508 101115 29
3 Robin Uthappa KKR IND 384 87 36 21 169.9 0 - 11 523 746000 1325 88774 31
4 Suresh Raina GL IND 440 84 42 13 145.7 1 8.5 13 519 1865000 3337 223644 30
5 Ben Stokes RPS ENG 283 103 19 13 144.4 10 7.4 10 510 2164000 3637 243697 26
6 Axar Patel KXI IND 205 44 10 10 144.4 14 7.6 13 500 111000 206 13929 23
7 Sunil Narine KKR WI 214 54 34 9 184.5 10 7.1 13 487 1417000 2702 181138 29
8 Hashim Amla KXI SA 420 104 40 17 145.8 0 - 10 456 149000 303 20363 34
9 Shikhar Dhawan SRH IND 450 77 48 9 127.8 0 - 12 451 1865000 3840 257365 31
10 Gautam Gambhir KKR IND 433 76 55 4 127.7 0 - 13 446 1865000 3883 260250 36
11 B Kumar SRH IND 4 4 0 0 100 23 6.9 12 446 634000 1320 88485 27
12 Sanju Samson DD IND 384 102 32 19 143.8 0 - 12 444 626000 1208 81081 22
13 Dinesh Karthik GL IND 361 65 30 11 139.9 0 - 13 422 343000 755 50609 32
14 Rahul Tripathi RPS IND 353 93 38 16 152.8 0 12 10 414 14000 29 2070 26
15 Kieron Pollard MI WI 349 70 24 20 142.4 0 16.4 13 404 1417000 3257 218352 30
16 Chris Morris DD SA 154 52 15 6 163.8 12 7.7 9 403 1044000 2220 148883 30
17 Pawan Negi RCB IND 131 35 7 7 123.6 13 6.2 11 403 149000 343 23041 24
18 Rishabh Pant DD IND 285 97 21 20 172.7 0 - 12 398 283000 609 40919 20
19 B McCullum GL NZ 319 72 29 18 147 0 - 11 397 820000 1918 128643 36
20 Aaron Finch GL AUS 297 72 25 19 167.8 0 - 12 394 149000 351 23568 30
21 Manish Pandey KKR IND 363 81 26 12 132 0 - 13 391 253000 601 40373 28
22 Steven Smith RPS WI 367 84 32 9 128.8 0 - 11 374 820000 1879 126050 28
23 Parthiv Patel MI IND 325 70 43 5 136.6 0 - 13 373 208000 518 34853 32
24 Hardik Pandya MI IND 225 35 10 18 161.9 4 8.6 13 361 14000 36 2572 24
25 Rashid Khan SRH AFG 11 6 0 1 122.2 14 6.5 12 357 597000 1553 104042 19
26 Krunal Pandya MI IND 136 37 11 5 137.4 10 6.7 9 343 298000 807 54144 26
27 Shreyas Iyer DD IND 303 96 34 9 145 0 - 10 339 388000 981 65740 22
28 Chris Lynn KKR AUS 259 93 22 16 186.3 0 - 4 337 194000 535 35820 27
29 Nitish Rana MI IND 333 62 24 17 126.1 0 - 13 330 14000 15 1082 23
30 Kedar Jadhav RCB IND 255 69 25 9 144.1 0 - 12 322 324000 934 62578 32
31 Jos Buttler MI ENG 272 77 27 16 153.7 0 - 10 312 567000 1688 113095 27
32 Jaydev Unadkat RPS IND 2 2 0 0 40 17 7.7 8 306 44000 123 8403 26
33 Imran Tahir RPS SA 0 0 0 0 0 18 7.9 12 300 716000 2046 137143 38
34 Yuvraj Singh SRH IND 243 70 28 8 144.6 1 11 11 292 1044000 3320 222603 35
35 Chris Woakes KKR ENG 46 18 4 1 97.9 17 8.8 13 291 626000 1998 134021 28
36 Jasprit Bumrah MI IND 0 0 0 0 0 15 7.7 13 291 179000 571 38292 23
37 Andrew Tye GL AUS 53 25 4 3 176.7 12 6.7 6 285 74000 241 16291 30
38 Kane Williamson SRH NZ 232 89 18 9 162.2 0 - 6 277 89000 298 20113 27
39 Shaun Marsh KXI AUS 254 84 34 5 140.3 0 - 8 275 328000 1108 74286 34
40 Rohit Sharma MI IND 255 67 22 7 125 0 - 13 274 1865000 6320 423618 30
41 Sandeep Sharma KXI IND 7 5 0 0 116.7 17 8.4 12 272 126000 430 29018 24
42 Wriddhiman Saha KXI IND 221 93 20 7 130 0 - 13 271 328000 1124 75382 32
43 MS Dhoni RPS IND 235 61 14 11 114.1 0 - 12 267 1865000 5987 401284 36
44 Ravindra Jadeja GL IND 138 28 11 4 139.4 5 9.4 11 262 1417000 5022 336696 28
45 Moises Henriques SRH AUS 273 55 27 4 135.8 1 10.3 11 262 149000 528 35442 30
46 Manan Vohra KXI IND 229 95 23 9 144 0 - 11 254 597000 2183 146232 24
47 Ajinkya Rahane RPS IND 248 60 24 7 119.8 0 - 12 244 1417000 4978 333724 29
48 Virat Kohli RCB IND 250 64 20 8 120.8 0 - 9 244 1865000 7097 475703 28
49 Yuzvendra Chahal RCB IND 13 4 0 0 50 14 7.6 12 242 14000 54 3837 27
50 Pat Cummins DD AUS 59 24 5 2 134.1 12 8.4 10 240 671000 2396 160714 24

 

Earlier MVP rankings:

 

 

Purnendu Maji, Srinivas Bhogle