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# Twenty20 World Cup: Afridi leads MVP

September 21, 2007 21:15 IST

As the ICC Twenty20 World Cup reaches the semi-final stage, it might be interesting to look at the list of its Most Valuable Players (MVP) so far.

We have prepared this list using the same principle that we apply for the MVP rankings for One-Day Internationals, but with the 'parameters' suitably changed.

As before, a batsman gets 1 point for every run scored. However, we now expect batsmen to score these runs faster (at 8 runs per 6 balls, i.e. 1.33 runs per ball). If they score faster than this rate, they get additional points proportional to their scoring rate. If they score slower, they lose points at the same rate.

For example, Shahid Afridi has so far scored 85 runs in 40 balls. But in his 40 balls, he was only expected to score 40 x 1.33 = 53.33 runs. So the difference of (85 - 53.33) = 31.67 is added to 85, to get a total of 116.67 batting points.

A bowler now gets 16 points for every wicket. Further, he is expected to concede 32 runs in his 4 overs. If he bowls economically and concedes less than 32 runs, the difference is added to his points tally. If he concedes more than 32 runs, the extra runs are deducted from his points.

So a bowler with figures of 4-0-40-4 will get 16 x 4 = 64 points for his 4 wickets but have (40 - 32) = 8 points taken away for his poorer economy rate. He will eventually end up with 64 - 8 = 56 bowling points.

A catch or a stumping will fetch 4 fielding points. A direct run out dismissal will fetch the fielder 16 fielding points. If the fielder is one of two (0.5) participants in a run out, he gets 8 fielding points.

The final MVP tally is obtained by adding up the batting, bowling and fielding points.

The 20-20 MVP list at the semi-final stage is as follows:

 Rank Player Country Runs Balls Bat-pts Bb Rc W Bowl-pts Ct | St Run Outs Field-pts M Total 1 Shahid Afridi Pak 85 40 116.67 120 134 11 201.96 1 1 20 5 338.63 2 DL Vettori NZ 36 20 45.34 120 106 10 213.96 2 1.5 32 5 291.30 3 SR Clark Aus 120 106 12 245.96 2 0.5 16 5 261.96 4 S Jayasuriya SL 154 96 180.03 77 102 4 64.64 0.5 8 5 252.67 5 ML Hayden Aus 203 136 224.71 5 224.71 6 K Pietersen Eng 178 110 209.37 1 4 5 213.37 7 C McMillan NZ 151 84 190.03 1 0.5 12 5 202.03 8 Shoaib Malik Pak 161 123 158.04 18 18 2 37.99 1 4 5 200.04 9 RP Singh India 1 1 0.67 96 93 9 178.97 1 1 20 5 199.64 10 A Flintoff Eng 70 53 69.35 108 110 5 113.96 4 16 5 199.32 11 A Gilchrist Aus 147 99 162.03 8 32 5 194.03 12 J Kemp SA 173 124 180.71 2 8 5 188.71 13 M Jayawardene SL 159 104 179.37 2 8 5 187.37 14 Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 159 101 183.37 1 4 5 187.37 15 Shakib Hasan Ban 67 56 59.35 102 116 6 115.97 1 0.5 12 5 187.32 16 D Maddy Eng 113 80 119.36 18 26 3 45.99 1 1 20 4 185.35 17 J Morkel SA 120 86 125.36 60 77 3 50.98 2 8 5 184.34 18 N Bracken Aus 4 3 4.00 110 104 8 170.63 2 8 5 182.63 19 M Morkel SA 1 3 -2.00 120 120 9 183.96 5 181.96 20 Umar Gul Pak 118 112 7 157.29 2 1 24 5 181.29 21 Mohd Asif Pak 119 153 9 149.63 2 1 24 5 173.63 22 C Gayle WI 117 60 154.02 24 22 0 9.99 2 8 2 172.01 23 Mohd Hafeez Pak 66 54 60.02 90 128 5 71.97 5 1 36 4 167.99 24 S Malinga SL 13 12 10.00 84 100 7 123.97 4 1 32 5 165.98 25 Aftab Ahmed Ban 162 125 157.38 1 4 5 161.38 26 B Lee Aus 15 10 16.67 120 146 7 125.96 4 16 5 158.63 27 M Johnson Aus 10 6 12.00 120 122 6 133.96 1 4 5 149.96 28 B McCullum NZ 113 87 110.03 4|1 0.5 32 5 142.03 29 E Chigumbura Zim 12 8 13.34 42 51 7 116.99 2 8 2 138.32 30 MS Dhoni India 112 92 101.36 1 2 36 5 137.36 31 V Sehwag India 124 83 137.36 5 137.36 32 G Gambhir India 128 96 128.03 2 8 5 136.03 33 S Pollock SA 16 13 14.67 117 167 8 116.96 1 4 5 135.63 34 C Vaas SL 33 41 11.35 108 100 5 123.96 5 135.31 35 B Taylor Zim 107 84 102.03 2|1 1 32 2 134.03 36 D Fernando SL 0 2 -2.67 102 104 6 127.97 0.5 8 5 133.30 37 Abdur Razzak Ban 7 19 -11.33 114 121 7 142.96 5 131.64 38 I Pathan India 31 26 27.34 84 89 5 102.97 5 130.31 39 J Mubarak SL 105 62 127.35 2 8 0 -5.33 2 8 5 130.02 40 Yuvraj Singh India 64 27 92.01 18 38 1 1.99 2 32 4 126.00 41 H Gibbs SA 110 77 117.36 1 4 3 121.36 42 T Dilshan SL 65 53 59.35 33 36 2 39.99 3 0.5 20 5 119.34 43 J van der Wath SA 10 11 5.34 120 150 6 105.96 0.5 8 5 119.30 44 Harbhajan Singh India 8 10 2.67 96 121 6 102.97 3 12 5 117.64 45 Shane Bond NZ 6 6 4.00 120 147 6 108.96 1 4 5 116.96 46 Younis Khan Pak 99 79 92.69 5 20 5 112.69 47 K Sangakkara SL 104 99 76.03 2|2 0.5 32 5 108.03 48 Mohd Ashraful Ban 87 48 110.02 48 86 1 -6.02 5 104.00 49 M Gillespie NZ 10 16 -1.33 101 126 6 104.63 5 103.31 50 C Schofield Eng 24 20 21.34 77 92 4 74.64 1 4 4 99.98 51 Owais Shah Eng 103 81 98.03 5 98.03 52 Sohail Tanvir Pak 90 102 5 97.97 4 97.97 53 Ross Taylor NZ 81 62 79.35 4 16 5 95.35 54 P Collingwood Eng 86 65 85.36 42 82 2 5.99 1 4 5 95.34 55 J Oram NZ 91 56 107.35 72 131 1 -19.02 1 4 5 92.33 56 G Smith SA 94 78 84.03 6 16 0 -8.00 4 16 5 92.02 57 L Vincent NZ 89 88 60.70 1 1.5 28 5 88.70 58 M Boucher SA 88 93 52.03 7 0.5 36 5 88.03 59 A Symonds Aus 64 45 68.02 53 78 1 8.65 2 8 5 84.66 60 V Philander SA 8 12 0.00 78 104 4 63.97 1 1 20 5 83.98 61 C Martin NZ 90 114 4 69.97 1 0.5 12 4 81.97 62 V Sibanda Zim 52 40 50.68 1 1.5 28 2 78.68 63 D Mascarenhas Eng 19 17 15.34 84 122 4 53.97 2 8 5 77.31 64 Junaid Siddique Ban 71 49 76.68 1 76.68 65 Chamara Silva SL 70 61 58.69 12 11 0 5.00 1 0.5 12 5 75.68 66 V Solanki Eng 67 56 59.35 2 0.5 16 2 75.35 67 B Hodge Aus 71 51 74.02 12 20 0 -4.00 1 4 5 74.01 68 J Anderson Eng 90 102 3 65.97 0.5 8 4 73.97 69 S Styris NZ 52 47 41.35 48 60 1 19.98 1 0.5 12 5 73.33 70 Mahmudullah Ban 17 17 11.34 48 47 2 48.98 1 0.5 12 2 72.32 71 Kamran Akmal Pak 44 36 40.01 2|1 1 32 5 72.01 72 S Sreesanth India 20 13 22.67 90 127 3 40.97 0.5 8 5 71.64 73 M Prior Eng 69 62 55.35 4 16 3 71.35 74 R Uthappa India 71 61 60.69 0.5 8 5 68.69 75 U Tharanga SL 74 60 68.02 5 68.02 76 R Sharma India 50 40 46.68 1 1 20 2 66.68 77 Imran Nazir Pak 55 43 52.68 3 12 5 64.68 78 Yasir Arafat Pak 29 13 40.67 42 53 1 18.99 1 4 2 63.66 79 H Masakadza Zim 54 51 40.02 6 9 1 15.00 2 8 2 63.02 80 Syed Rasel Ban 7 9 2.00 102 123 3 60.97 5 62.97 81 AB de Villiers SA 50 47 37.35 6 24 5 61.35 82 P Fulton NZ 67 58 56.69 1 4 4 60.69 83 Mushfiqur Rahim Ban 14 18 4.01 4|3 1 56 5 60.01 84 C Wright Scot 14 18 4.01 24 29 3 50.99 1 4 2 59.00 85 D Smith WI 86 86 57.36 2 57.36 86 R Sarwan WI 17 15 14.01 12 10 2 38.00 1 4 2 56.00 87 JD Nel Scot 13 7 16.67 24 25 2 38.99 2 55.66 88 D Karthik India 28 22 26.67 3|2 28 4 54.67 89 P Utseya Zim 13 10 12.67 48 55 2 40.98 2 53.65 90 DF Watts Scot 46 35 45.35 2 8 2 53.35 91 S Broad Eng 5 7 0.67 114 184 5 47.96 1 4 5 52.63 92 G Brent Zim 42 53 2 34.99 1 16 2 50.99 93 JP Duminy SA 36 32 29.34 1 1 20 2 49.34 94 M Hussey Aus 52 48 40.02 2 8 5 48.02 95 S Chanderpaul WI 48 41 41.35 1 4 2 45.35 96 T Odoyo Kenya 18 26 1.34 36 36 2 43.99 2 45.33 97 L Wright Eng 43 37 36.68 2 8 5 44.68 98 R Ponting Aus 61 65 35.36 2 8 4 43.36 99 C Chibhabha Zim 20 22 10.67 36 41 1 22.99 2 8 2 41.66 100 Mashrafe Mortaza Ban 35 35 23.35 106 160 2 13.30 1 4 5 40.64 101 M Ntini SA 4 2 5.33 72 109 2 18.98 1 16 4 40.31 102 J Blain Scot 0 1 -1.33 24 23 2 40.99 2 39.66 103 J Kamande Kenya 18 23 5.34 24 48 3 31.99 2 37.33 104 M Samuels WI 33 18 42.01 12 21 0 -5.00 2 37.00 105 G Wijekoon SL 1 5 -4.67 66 101 2 18.98 1 16 3 30.31 106 R Rampaul WI 48 87 3 24.98 2 24.98 107 D Smith WI 30 11 45.34 12 37 0 -21.00 2 24.33 108 S Watson Aus 20 19 1 23.66 1 23.66 109 C Smith Scot 11 7 12.67 0|1 8 2 20.67 110 A Agarkar India 15 11 15.34 48 75 1 4.98 3 20.32 111 Tamim Iqbal Ban 56 78 8.03 1 0.5 12 5 20.03 112 M Clarke Aus 0 1 -1.33 36 59 1 4.99 4 16 4 19.66 113 C Tremlett Eng 24 45 2 18.99 1 18.99 114 T Mupariwa Zim 30 45 1 10.99 0.5 8 2 18.99 115 Nadif Chowdhury Ban 17 16 12.67 2 12.67 116 M Maharoof SL 0 2 -2.67 30 50 1 5.99 0.5 8 2 11.32 117 C Obuya Kenya 20 28 2.68 0.5 8 2 10.68 118 D Ramdin WI 8 7 6.67 1 4 2 10.67 119 F Edwards WI 36 54 1 9.99 2 9.99 120 RM Haq Scot 14 31 -13.32 24 49 2 14.99 2 8 2 9.67 121 A Nel SA 24 23 0 8.99 1 8.99 122 Salman Butt Pak 74 105 8.04 5 8.04 123 G Hamilton Scot 2 4 -1.33 1 4 2 2.67 124 M Ouma Kenya 0 5 -6.67 0.5 8 2 1.34 125 A Obanda Kenya 25 37 0.68 2 0.68 126 J Patel NZ 0 1 -1.33 18 38 1 1.99 1 0.66 127 NS Poonia Scot 4 6 0.00 2 0.00 128 S Matsikenyeri Zim 5 14 -8.66 2 8 2 -0.66 129 JN Snape Eng 7 11 -0.66 6 12 0 -4.00 1 4 1 -0.67 130 T Mishra Kenya 16 25 -1.33 2 -1.33 131 R Watson Scot 2 4 -1.33 2 -1.33 132 D Powell WI 1 1 0.67 42 62 0 -6.01 1 4 2 -1.35 133 R Bhudia Kenya 11 9 10.00 4 17 0 -11.67 1 -1.67 134 NFI McCallum Scot 0 2 -2.67 2 -2.67 135 NL McCullum NZ 1 4 -3.33 1 -3.33 136 B Haddin Aus 6 12 -4.00 1 -4.00 137 D Obuya Kenya 18 34 -9.32 1 4 2 -5.32 138 Farhad Reza Ban 23 34 0.68 18 35 0 -11.01 1 4 3 -6.33 139 Nazimuddin Ban 12 23 -6.66 4 -6.66 140 R Kirtley Eng 2 4 -1.33 6 17 0 -9.00 1 -10.33 141 K Dabengwa Zim 12 29 0 -13.00 2 -13.00 142 Joginder Sharma India 48 81 0 -17.02 1 4 2 -13.02 143 D Brown Scot 1 5 -4.67 24 44 0 -12.01 2 -16.67 144 S Tikolo Kenya 4 6 0.00 6 25 0 -17.00 2 -17.00 145 N Odhiambo Kenya 5 14 -8.66 30 65 1 -9.01 2 -17.67 146 T Taibu Zim 2 10 -9.33 24 41 0 -9.01 2 -18.34 147 Alok Kapali Ban 19 43 -19.32 12 23 0 -7.00 1 4 3 -22.32 148 P Ongondo Kenya 3 7 -3.33 42 75 0 -19.01 2 -22.35 149 L Onyango Kenya 4 4 2.67 24 61 0 -29.01 1 -26.34 150 D Bravo WI 2 2 1.33 28 73 0 -35.68 2 -34.34

Runs (scored) | Balls (taken) | Bat-pts: Batting points | | Rc: Runs conceded | Bb: Balls bowled | W: Wickets taken | Bowl-pts: Bowling points | Ct/St: Catches taken / Stumpings | Run outs (participated) | Field-pts: fielding points | M: Matches played | Total (points)  = 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.

It is interesting that no Indian figures very high in the list so far. This suggests that every player has contributed his bit for the team's cause. We must also remember that India has actually played only four games, even though the India-Scotland washout gets "officially" counted.

Srinivas Bhogle, Debasish Ghosh and K Anil Kumar work for Cranes Software International Limited, Bangalore

Srinivas Bhogle, Debasish Ghosh and K Anil Kumar