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PVI 43: Eight lessons from the IPL auction

May 20, 2008 19:14 IST

It's interesting to look back at the IPL player auction in February 2008 and see if there are some lessons to learn from an event that shook the cricketing fraternity. These are random thoughts, and appearing in a random order, but influenced by our paisa vasool analysis.

The idea of an 'icon' player didn't work. The icon captain was expected to reinforce local loyalty to the team, but apparently that wasn't necessary, except perhaps with Sourav Ganguly and Kolkata Knight Riders. When asked to lead the Chennai team, M S Dhoni from Ranchi didn't "mind it" at all; poor dear Rahul Dravid, on the other hand, has barely smiled after assuming Bangalore's icon position.

The icon classification forced franchise owners to typically hold back 20-25% of the amount admissible (US$ 5 million) for just one player... but no player can really be worth so much. This becomes evident when we look at the PVI of icon players. Most have a PVI of around 3000, except Virender Sehwag who is below 1500 and Sachin Tendulkar who is well above 3000.

It was unwise to pay too much for single cricketing skills. Pure bowlers and pure batsmen are very unlikely to offer good returns if they are paid more than $500,000 (at 2008 rates). Pure bowler Ishant Sharma ($950,000) currently has a PVI of 5557. Even R P Singh ($875,000), who's at the moment wearing the purple cap with 15 wickets, has a PVI of 2841. Pure batsman Robin Uthappa ($800,000) has a PVI of 2484, Mohammed Kaif and Manoj Tiwary have PVIs respectively of 6181 and 7114.

It is of course possible for single skill cricketers to have sufficiently low PVIs; but that needs exceptional performance. IPL's best batsman, Gautam Gambhir ($725,000), has a PVI of 1145 although he offers only one skill. Rohit Sharma ($750,000) has a PVI of 1491. Pure bowler S Sreesanth ($625,000), with his 13 wickets - and all those tears - has a reasonable PVI of 2210.

Indian players cost more than foreign players for comparable skills. Why would one pay Yusuf Pathan $550,000 and Matthew Hayden only $375,000? This is puzzling till one realizes that every team must have seven Indian players. India probably has 20 top-notch T20 players, and there are eight teams competing for this scarce resource! So Indians naturally cost more. Exactly the opposite argument works for foreign players: fewer foreign players are required, and there is a larger pool to choose from.

Wicket-keepers are not so valuable in T20. In the last decade, coinciding with the explosive appearance of Adam Gilchrist, it has become fashionable to say that wicket-keepers too are 'all-rounders'. In test matches, and even in ODI cricket, a good wicket-keeper batsman indeed allows the team to include an extra bowler or batsman. But in T20 cricket, the wicket-keeper's role - and value - is vastly diminished; that's why we've seen so many irregulars donning the gloves in the IPL. At the IPL auction, wicket-keepers commanded higher prices - perhaps undeservedly. M S Dhoni ($1,500,000) has a PVI of 3238, Dinesh Karthik ($525,000) is 3280, Kumar Sangakkara ($700,000) is 1861, Mark Boucher ($450,000)'s PVI is 1636, and Adam Gilchrist ($700,000) is 1382. The message appears to be: forget their wicket-keeping, just pick them for their batting.

Bowling all-rounders might be more valuable than batting all-rounders. The performance of two South African all-rounders illustrates this very well: Shaun Pollock ($550,000), a bowling all-rounder, has a PVI of 1126 while his compatriot Jacques Kallis ($900,000), a batting all-rounder, has a PVI of 4746. Shahid Afridi ($675,000) has a PVI of 1803 while his captain Shoaib Malik ($500,000) has a PVI of 4658. Irfan Pathan ($925,000) with a PVI of 1716 offers more value than Sourav Ganguly ($1,092,500) with a PVI of 2781. Sanath Jayasuriya ($975,000) is however a glaring exception with a PVI of 1353.

Likely match-winners were paid more. Matches are won either by assembling a winning combination of talented, hard-working and consistent performers, or by explosive performers who overwhelm the opposition if it's their day. At the IPL auction, the potentially explosive match-winners fetched higher prices: M S Dhoni ($1,500,000), Yuvraj Singh ($1,063,750), Virender Sehwag ($833,750) and Robin Uthappa ($800,000) from India, Andrew Symonds ($1,350,000), Brett Lee ($900,000) and Adam Gilchrist ($700,000) from Australia, and Sanath Jayasuriya ($975,000), Chris Gayle ($800,000), Kumar Sangakkara ($700,000) and Shahid Afridi ($675,000). Only Jayasuriya, Gilchrist and Sehwag have so far single-handedly won matches for their teams. The PVI of most of these players is between 1500-2000 - suggesting that gambling with such players must be done cautiously. But it still makes sense to gamble with at least one player... he might win you the big prize on the big day.

Young and fit all-rounders offer the greatest value. Shane Watson ($125,000), Dwayne Bravo ($100,000) and Farveez Maharoof ($225,000) have been the three most successful foreign all-rounders in the IPL with PVIs respectively of 138, 259 and 545. There haven't been too many young Indian all-rounders (although a lot of young bowlers have surfaced), but Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Abhishek Nayar, costing only about $30,000 but with PVIs of 102 and 113, certainly offer evidence in support of this hypothesis.

Gamble on youth, and on Australians. The first 12-15 names on the list of players offering the best paisa vasool terms (lowest PVI) are of young Indians we had never heard of: Ashok Dinda, Manpreet Gony, Dhawal Kulkarni, Swapnil Asnodkar, Siddharth Trivedi, Ravindra Jadeja and Yo Mahesh. They have PVI values below 150 and have played wonderful supporting roles. It therefore certainly makes sense to scout the country for such virgin talent.

Australian players dominated the auction and one can now appreciate the reasons. Australia has the machinery to nurture innate talent, and Australian players come in with a superlative work ethic. One of our analysis pieces on Rediff also confirmed that Australians have performed at least twice as well as cricketers from other foreign countries.

The first IPL auction was mad, chaotic and amusing. But one suspects that the lessons learned in IPL 2008 will lead to more rational selections for IPL 2009. Two factors will have a major bearing next year: Will the cap of US$ 5 million be lifted, and allowed to become unequal? Will the number of foreign players in the playing 11 be increased from 4 to 5? One possibility that the IPL could consider is something that didn't work out in ODI cricket: allow teams of 12, with the proviso that only 7 Indians and 4 foreigners figure at any time in the playing 11 - this will offer a backdoor entry to that fifth foreign player.

Details

The tables below list the players with the highest most valuable player index (MVPI) and the lowest paisa vasool index (PVI) at the end of IPL's match 43.

Table 1: The best buys after the first 43 IPL matches (US dollars paid so far for contributing each "run")

Rank Player Team From M MVPI Money offered ($) MA MF PVI
1 Shaun Marsh KXI AUS 6 322 30000 10 21429 67
2 Shikhar Dhawan DD IND 12 309 30000 12 25714 83
3 Venugopal Rao DC IND 8 256 30000 11 23571 92
4 S Badrinath CSK IND 11 240 30000 11 23571 98
5 Laxmi Shukla KKR IND 11 232 30000 11 23571 102
6 Ashok Dinda KKR IND 11 217 30000 11 23571 109
7 Prasanta Saha KKR IND 10 215 30000 11 23571 109
8 Manpreet Gony CSK IND 11 215 30000 11 23571 110
9 Dhawal Kulkarni MI IND 8 195 30000 10 21429 110
10 Abhishek Nayar MI IND 10 190 30000 10 21429 113
11 Swapnil Asnodkar RR IND 4 174 30000 10 21429 123
12 Shane Watson RR AUS 10 645 125000 10 89286 138
13 Siddharth Trivedi RR IND 10 150 30000 10 21429 143
14 Ravindra Jadeja RR IND 10 142 30000 10 21429 151
15 Yo Mahesh DD IND 9 171 30000 12 25714 151
16 Amit Mishra DD IND 4 167 30000 12 25714 154
17 S Vidyut CSK IND 6 147 30000 11 23571 161
18 Pragyan Ojha DC IND 11 144 30000 11 23571 164
19 L Balaji CSK IND 4 136 30000 11 23571 173
20 Vikram Singh KXI IND 8 122 30000 10 21429 176
21 Rajat Bhatia DD IND 9 140 30000 12 25714 184
22 Ross Taylor BRC NZ 4 190 100000 5 35714 188
23 Virat Kohli BRC IND 10 116 30000 11 23571 203
24 Sohail Tanvir RR PAK 6 222 100000 8 57143 257
25 D Thornely MI AUS 6 83 30000 10 21429 257
26 Dwayne Bravo MI WI 9 372 150000 9 96429 259
27 Sanjay Bangar DC IND 9 88 30000 11 23571 269
28 Mahesh Rawat RR IND 8 69 30000 10 21429 312
29 P Sangwan DD IND 7 74 30000 12 25714 346
30 Dwaraka Ravi Teja DC IND 4 65 30000 11 23571 361
31 Shreevats Goswami BRC IND 1 64 30000 11 23571 368
32 P Vijaykumar DC IND 6 63 30000 11 23571 376
33 Palani Amarnath CSK IND 6 60 30000 11 23571 393
34 Luke Ronchi MI AUS 4 53 30000 10 21429 402
35 Debabrata Das KKR IND 4 55 30000 11 23571 431
36 Karan Goel KXI IND 7 47 30000 10 21429 456
37 Michael Hussey CSK AUS 4 211 350000 4 100000 475
38 Luke Pomersbach KXI AUS 2 74 50000 10 35714 483
39 Salman Butt KKR PAK 5 131 100000 9 64286 489
40 Arjun Yadav DC IND 6 46 30000 11 23571 512
41 Y Takawale MI IND 5 68 50000 10 35714 525
42 Matthew Hayden CSK AUS 4 203 375000 4 107143 527
43 Darren Lehmann RR AUS 2 12 30000 3 6429 536
44 Musavir Khote MI IND 4 40 30000 10 21429 540
45 Farveez Maharoof DD SL 8 354 225000 12 192857 545
46 Dinesh Salunkhe RR IND 4 37 30000 10 21429 579
47 Pinal Shah MI IND 3 31 30000 10 21429 684
48 Uday Kaul KXI IND 4 31 30000 10 21429 699
49 Balachandra Akhil BRC IND 4 33 30000 11 23571 707
50 Ramesh Powar KXI IND 1 30 30000 10 21429 714
51 Simon Katich KXI AUS 2 100 200000 5 71429 714
52 Saurabh Tiwary MI IND 3 29 30000 10 21429 731
53 Misbah-ul-Haq BRC PAK 5 101 125000 9 80357 798
54 B McCullum KKR NZ 4 247 700000 4 200000 809
55 Umar Gul KKR PAK 4 104 150000 9 96429 930
56 Shane Warne RR AUS 10 322 450000 10 321429 999
57 Praveen Kumar BRC IND 11 231 300000 11 235714 1020
58 James Hopes KXI AUS 7 210 300000 10 214286 1022
59 Yusuf Pathan RR IND 10 329 475000 10 339286 1030
60 Glenn McGrath DD AUS 12 285 350000 12 300000 1051
61 Graeme Smith RR SA 8 255 475000 8 271429 1063
62 Gagandeep Singh KXI IND 3 12 30000 6 12857 1071
63 Brad Hodge KKR AUS 3 21 30000 11 23571 1105
64 Shaun Pollock MI SA 9 349 550000 10 392857 1126
65 Wasim Jaffer BRC IND 5 104 150000 11 117857 1133
66 Munaf Patel RR IND 10 172 275000 10 196429 1144
67 Gautam Gambhir DD IND 12 543 725000 12 621429 1145
68 Piyush Chawla KXI IND 10 249 400000 10 285714 1149
69 Harbhajan Singh MI IND 3 147 850000 3 182143 1236
70 Aakash Chopra KKR IND 4 19 30000 11 23571 1263
71 V Sehwag DD IND 12 554 833750 12 714643 1289
72 Mohd Hafeez KKR PAK 7 60 100000 11 78571 1310
73 S Jayasuriya MI SL 10 515 975000 10 696429 1353
74 Scott Styris DC NZ 6 101 175000 11 137500 1357
75 Adam Gilchrist DC AUS 11 398 700000 11 550000 1382
76 Joginder Sharma CSK IND 8 128 225000 11 176786 1385
77 Ajit Agarkar KKR IND 8 186 330000 11 259286 1392
78 Devraj Patil BRC IND 2 17 30000 11 23571 1414
79 Rohit Sharma DC IND 11 395 750000 11 589286 1491
80 J Arunkumar BRC IND 3 15 30000 11 23571 1537
81 Ashish Nehra MI IND 10 181 400000 10 285714 1579
82 Kamran Akmal RR PAK 2 53 150000 8 85714 1627
83 Mark Boucher BRC SA 8 216 450000 11 353571 1637
84 David Hussey KKR AUS 11 319 675000 11 530357 1661
85 D Mascarenhas RR ENG 1 42 100000 10 71429 1687
86 Zaheer Khan BRC IND 11 207 450000 11 353571 1708
87 Irfan Pathan KXI IND 10 385 925000 10 660714 1716
88 Makhaya Ntini CSK SA 4 90 200000 11 157143 1746
89 Shahid Afridi DC PAK 9 267 675000 10 482143 1804
90 Ashley Noffke BRC AUS 1 13 30000 11 23571 1861
91 K Sangakkara KXI SL 6 269 700000 10 500000 1861
92 Dale Steyn BRC SA 7 110 325000 9 208929 1894
93 M Jayawardene KXI SL 9 178 475000 10 339286 1906
94 Chaminda Vaas DC SL 4 81 200000 11 157143 1940
95 Tillakaratne Dilshan DD SL 5 108 250000 12 214286 1978
96 VVS Laxman DC IND 6 146 375000 11 294643 2018
97 Suresh Raina CSK IND 11 251 650000 11 510714 2037
98 Stephen Fleming CSK NZ 7 131 350000 11 275000 2105
99 Mithun Manhas DD IND 1 12 30000 12 25714 2143
100 S Sreesanth KXI IND 10 202 625000 10 446429 2210
101 Albie Morkel CSK SA 8 223 650000 11 510714 2290
102 Niraj Patel RR IND 2 9 30000 10 21429 2296
103 Nuwan Zoysa DC SL 3 35 110000 11 86429 2469
104 Robin Uthappa MI IND 10 230 800000 10 571429 2484
105 AB de Villiers DD SA 6 103 300000 12 257143 2488
106 Shoaib Akhtar KKR PAK 3 61 425000 5 151786 2502
107 Andrew Symonds DC AUS 4 148 1350000 4 385714 2612
108 Yuvraj Singh KXI IND 10 288 1063750 10 759821 2641
109 Sourav Ganguly KKR IND 11 309 1092500 11 858393 2781
110 Brett Lee KXI AUS 4 114 900000 5 321429 2820
111 D Kalyankrishna DC IND 3 8 30000 11 23571 2829
112 RP Singh DC IND 11 242 875000 11 687500 2841
113 Jacob Oram CSK NZ 4 67 675000 4 192857 2878
114 Rahul Dravid BRC IND 11 276 1035000 11 813214 2946
115 Tatenda Taibu KKR ZIM 3 31 125000 11 98214 3134
116 R Sarwan KXI WI 4 50 225000 10 160714 3214
117 MS Dhoni CSK IND 11 364 1500000 11 1178571 3238
118 Dilhara Fernando MI SL 2 33 150000 10 107143 3247
119 Dinesh Karthik DD IND 11 138 525000 12 450000 3261
120 Parthiv Patel CSK IND 8 74 325000 11 255357 3451
121 Bharat Chipli BRC IND 3 7 30000 11 23571 3536
122 Murali Kartik KKR IND 6 94 425000 11 333929 3540
123 Taruwar Kohli RR IND 1 6 30000 10 21429 3571
124 M Muralitharan CSK SL 10 130 600000 11 471429 3626
125 Chamara Silva DC SL 1 19 100000 11 78571 4064
126 Daniel Vettori DD NZ 2 42 625000 4 178571 4252
127 Wilkin Mota KXI IND 2 5 30000 10 21429 4592
128 Shoaib Malik DD PAK 7 84 500000 11 392857 4658
129 Jacques Kallis BRC SA 9 149 900000 11 707143 4746
130 Ishant Sharma KKR IND 11 134 950000 11 746429 5557
131 Mohd Kaif RR IND 10 78 675000 10 482143 6181
132 H Gibbs DC SA 6 64 575000 11 451786 7059
133 Cameron White BRC AUS 6 55 500000 11 392857 7100
134 Anil Kumble BRC IND 7 55 500000 11 392857 7100
135 Manoj Tiwary DD IND 7 81 675000 12 578571 7114
136 Mohd Asif DD PAK 7 71 650000 11 510714 7227
137 Ricky Ponting KKR AUS 4 15 400000 4 114286 7453
138 Pankaj Singh RR IND 2 2 30000 10 21429 10714
139 T Srivastava KXI IND 2 2 30000 10 21429 10714
140 Brett Geeves DD AUS 1 3 50000 12 42857 14286
141 Iqbal Abdulla KKR IND 1 1 30000 11 23571 17679
142 S Chanderpaul BRC WI 3 9 200000 11 157143 18132
143 Sachin Tendulkar MI IND 3 35 1121250 10 800893 22667
144 Sunil Joshi BRC IND 4 1 30000 11 23571 35357

DD:  Delhi Daredevils | CSK: Chennai Super Kings | DC: Deccan Chargers | BRC: Bangalore Royal Challengers | RR: Rajasthan Royals | KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders | KXI: Kings XI Punjab | MI: Mumbai Indians

M: Matches played | MVPI: Most valuable player index | Money offered; some estimates may be incorrect! | MA: Matches available | MF: Fraction of money earned so far | PVI: Paisa vasool index; dollars paid for every run equivalent scored

Table 2: IPL's most valuable players (after 43 matches; as on 20 May 2008, 4 pm)

Rank Player Team From Runs Balls Bat Pts Bb Rc W Bowl Pts Ct St Run Outs Field Pts M MVPI
1 Shane Watson RR AUS 333 210 386.0 217 238 12 243.3 2 0.5 16 10 645
2 V Sehwag DD IND 385 209 491.3 66 133 4 19.0 1 2.5 44 12 554
3 G Gambhir DD IND 504 355 534.7 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 8 12 543
4 S Jayasuriya MI SL 336 181 430.7 90 116 4 68.0 2 0.5 16 10 515
5 Adam Gilchrist DC AUS 335 231 362.0 0 0 0 0.0 5 1 36 11 398
6 Rohit Sharma DC IND 337 230 367.3 0 0 0 0.0 7 0 28 11 395
7 Irfan Pathan KXI IND 112 95 97.3 224 243 13 263.7 2 1 24 10 385
8 Dwayne Bravo MI WI 178 134 177.3 170 232 11 170.7 4 0.5 24 9 372
9 MS Dhoni CSK IND 332 252 328.0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1.5 36 11 364
10 F Maharoof DD SL 99 60 118.0 168 188 11 212.0 2 1 24 8 354
11 Shaun Pollock MI SA 131 94 136.7 184 205 10 200.3 1 0.5 12 9 349
12 Yusuf Pathan RR IND 239 141 290.0 85 130 3 31.3 2 0 8 10 329
13 Shaun Marsh KXI AUS 297 222 298.0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 24 6 322
14 Shane Warne RR AUS 61 49 56.7 198 263 14 225.0 6 1 40 10 322
15 David Hussey KKR AUS 296 233 281.3 54 94 2 10.0 5 0.5 28 11 319
16 S Dhawan DD IND 308 254 277.3 0 0 0 0.0 6 0.5 32 12 309
17 S Ganguly KKR IND 231 220 168.7 108 104 5 120.0 5 0 20 11 309
18 Yuvraj Singh KXI IND 195 121 228.7 30 33 1 23.0 7 0.5 36 10 288
19 G McGrath DD AUS 0 2 -2.7 276 280 12 280.0 2 0 8 12 285
20 Rahul Dravid BRC IND 282 222 268.0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 8 11 276
21 K Sangakkara KXI SL 203 124 240.7 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 28 6 269
22 Shahid Afridi DC PAK 80 44 101.3 162 206 9 154.0 3 0 12 9 267
23 Venugopal Rao DC IND 214 147 232.0 66 96 2 24.0 0 0 0 8 256
24 Graeme Smith RR SA 301 266 247.3 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 8 8 255
25 Suresh Raina CSK IND 203 144 214.0 8 10 0 0.7 7 0.5 36 11 251
26 Piyush Chawla KXI IND 62 34 78.7 159 242 11 146.0 4 0.5 24 10 249
27 B McCullum KKR NZ 183 92 243.3 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 4 4 247
28 RP Singh DC IND 16 17 9.3 245 358 15 208.7 4 0.5 24 11 242
29 S Badrinath CSK IND 184 123 204.0 0 0 0 0.0 5 1 36 11 240
30 Laxmi Shukla KKR IND 143 108 142.0 54 94 6 74.0 2 0.5 16 11 232
31 Praveen Kumar BRC IND 83 76 64.7 232 319 10 150.3 4 0 16 11 231
32 Robin Uthappa MI IND 243 219 194.0 0 0 0 0.0 7 0.5 36 10 230
33 Albie Morkel CSK SA 141 93 158.0 168 243 5 61.0 1 0 4 8 223
34 Sohail Tanvir RR PAK 9 9 6.0 139 137 9 192.3 2 1 24 6 222
35 Ashok Dinda KKR IND 2 4 -1.3 198 210 9 198.0 1 1 20 11 217
36 Mark Boucher BRC SA 190 147 184.0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 32 8 216
37 Prasanta Saha KKR IND 135 98 139.3 0 0 0 0.0 7 3 76 10 215
38 M Gony CSK IND 29 15 38.0 246 335 11 169.0 2 0 8 11 215
39 M Hussey CSK AUS 168 100 202.7 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 8 4 211
40 James Hopes KXI AUS 155 97 180.7 114 191 4 25.0 1 0 4 7 210
41 Zaheer Khan BRC IND 34 43 10.7 244 357 13 176.3 1 1 20 11 207
42 M Hayden CSK AUS 189 131 203.3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 4 203
43 S Sreesanth KXI IND 0 1 -1.3 211 294 13 195.3 2 0 8 10 202
44 D Kulkarni MI IND 2 16 -17.3 141 176 11 188.0 2 1 24 8 195
45 Ross Taylor BRC NZ 149 81 190.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 4 190
46 A Nayar MI IND 153 99 174.0 36 64 1 0.0 4 0 16 10 190
47 Ajit Agarkar KKR IND 49 44 39.3 138 177 8 135.0 1 0.5 12 8 186
48 Ashish Nehra MI IND 3 12 -10.0 192 245 10 171.0 5 0 20 10 181
49 MJayawardene KXI SL 145 99 158.0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0.5 20 9 178
50 S Asnodkar RR IND 181 144 170.0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 4 4 174
51 Munaf Patel RR IND 0 1 -1.3 222 275 8 149.0 2 1 24 10 172
52 Yo Mahesh DD IND 12 17 1.3 205 284 10 149.3 5 0 20 9 171
53 Amit Mishra DD IND 35 37 20.7 72 78 8 146.0 0 0 0 4 167
54 S Trivedi RR IND 4 10 -5.3 192 253 9 147.0 2 0 8 10 150
55 Jacques Kallis BRC SA 163 153 122.0 174 277 4 19.0 2 0 8 9 149
56 A Symonds DC AUS 161 105 182.0 41 101 0 -46.3 3 0 12 4 148
57 Harbhajan Singh MI IND 30 17 37.3 60 82 5 78.0 2 1.5 32 3 147
58 S Vidyut CSK IND 123 85 132.7 12 22 1 10.0 1 0 4 6 147
59 VVS Laxman DC IND 155 132 134.0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0.5 12 6 146
60 Pragyan Ojha DC IND 1 3 -2.0 174 226 8 134.0 3 0 12 11 144
61 R Jadeja RR IND 105 77 107.3 12 21 0 -5.0 4 1.5 40 10 142
62 Rajat Bhatia DD IND 34 28 30.7 132 183 6 89.0 1 1 20 9 140
63 Dinesh Karthik DD IND 79 63 74.0 0 0 0 0.0 6 2.5 64 11 138
64 L Balaji CSK IND 0 0 0.0 84 104 8 136.0 0 0 0 4 136
65 Ishant Sharma KKR IND 9 9 6.0 211 257 6 120.3 2 0 8 11 134
66 Salman Butt KKR PAK 145 122 127.3 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 4 5 131
67 S Fleming CSK NZ 130 112 110.7 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 20 7 131
68 MMuralitharan CSK SL 0 3 -4.0 228 274 6 126.0 2 0 8 10 130
69 J Sharma CSK IND 16 11 17.3 148 239 8 86.3 4 0.5 24 8 128
70 Vikram Singh KXI IND 4 3 4.0 180 250 8 118.0 0 0 0 8 122
71 Virat Kohli BRC IND 146 135 112.0 24 36 0 -4.0 2 0 8 10 116
72 Brett Lee KXI AUS 17 13 16.7 88 112 4 69.3 3 1 28 4 114
73 Dale Steyn BRC SA 2 5 -2.7 156 191 5 97.0 2 0.5 16 7 110
74 T Dilshan DD SL 71 56 67.3 6 3 1 21.0 3 0.5 20 5 108
75 Wasim Jaffer BRC IND 110 99 88.0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0.5 16 5 104
76 Umar Gul KKR PAK 8 4 10.7 90 131 6 85.0 0 0.5 8 4 104
77 AB de Villiers DD SA 95 98 59.3 0 0 0 0.0 5 1.5 44 6 103
78 Scott Styris DC NZ 91 101 47.3 120 150 2 42.0 1 0.5 12 6 101
79 Misbah-ul-Haq BRC PAK 79 46 96.7 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 4 5 101
80 Simon Katich KXI AUS 96 69 100.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 2 100
81 Murali Kartik KKR IND 30 27 24.0 88 127 3 38.3 4 1 32 6 94
82 Makhaya Ntini CSK SA 11 12 6.0 90 104 4 80.0 1 0 4 4 90
83 Sanjay Bangar DC IND 47 49 28.7 126 189 3 27.0 2 1.5 32 9 88
84 Shoaib Malik DD PAK 52 47 41.3 51 85 2 15.0 7 0 28 7 84
85 D Thornely MI AUS 39 53 7.3 42 40 3 64.0 3 0 12 6 83
86 Manoj Tiwary DD IND 68 53 65.3 0 0 0 0.0 2 0.5 16 7 81
87 C Vaas DC SL 21 15 22.0 78 109 4 59.0 0 0 0 4 81
88 Mohd Kaif RR IND 95 93 66.0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 12 10 78
89 P Sangwan DD IND 2 5 -2.7 144 215 5 57.0 1 1 20 7 74
90 Parthiv Patel CSK IND 115 120 70.0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 4 8 74
91 L Pomersbach KXI AUS 59 36 70.0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 4 2 74
92 Mohd Asif DD PAK 0 1 -1.3 168 264 7 72.0 0 0 0 7 71
93 Mahesh Rawat RR IND 9 16 -3.3 0 0 0 0.0 8 2.5 72 8 69
94 Y Takawale MI IND 46 57 16.0 0 0 0 0.0 9 1 52 5 68
95 Jacob Oram CSK NZ 18 12 20.0 96 149 3 27.0 3 0.5 20 4 67
96 D Ravi Teja DC IND 62 47 61.3 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 4 4 65
97 S Goswami BRC IND 52 42 48.0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0.5 16 1 64
98 H Gibbs DC SA 68 75 36.0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 28 6 64
99 P Vijaykumar DC IND 1 1 0.7 96 114 3 62.0 0 0 0 6 63
100 Shoaib Akhtar KKR PAK 2 7 -5.3 42 54 4 66.0 0 0 0 3 61
101 Mohd Hafeez KKR PAK 60 75 20.0 60 68 1 28.0 1 0.5 12 7 60
102 P Amarnath CSK IND 0 0 0.0 132 236 7 52.0 2 0 8 6 60
103 Cam White BRC AUS 57 59 35.3 6 24 0 -16.0 3 1.5 36 6 55
104 Anil Kumble BRC IND 11 16 0.7 158 212 3 46.7 2 0 8 7 55
105 Debabrata Das KKR IND 72 73 46.7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.5 8 4 55
106 Luke Ronchi MI AUS 34 32 25.3 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 28 4 53
107 Kamran Akmal RR PAK 27 19 28.7 0 0 0 0.0 4 0.5 24 2 53
108 R Sarwan KXI WI 73 75 46.0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 4 4 50
109 Karan Goel KXI IND 76 78 48.0 12 25 0 -9.0 2 0 8 7 47
110 Arjun Yadav DC IND 41 30 42.0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 4 6 46
111 DMascarenhas RR ENG 9 8 7.3 24 29 2 35.0 0 0 0 1 42
112 Daniel Vettori DD NZ 0 0 0.0 48 54 2 42.0 0 0 0 2 42
113 Musavir Khote MI IND 24 22 18.7 30 51 2 21.0 0 0 0 4 40
114 D Salunkhe RR IND 27 21 26.0 24 41 1 7.0 1 0 4 4 37
115 S Tendulkar MI IND 35 38 19.3 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 16 3 35
116 Nuwan Zoysa DC SL 11 9 10.0 66 99 2 21.0 1 0 4 3 35
117 B Akhil BRC IND 8 13 -1.3 56 72 2 34.7 0 0 0 4 33
118 D Fernando MI SL 0 0 0.0 48 79 3 33.0 0 0 0 2 33
119 Tatenda Taibu KKR ZIM 31 26 27.3 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 4 3 31
120 Pinal Shah MI IND 29 29 19.3 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 12 3 31
121 Uday Kaul KXI IND 0 1 -1.3 0 0 0 0.0 2 1.5 32 4 31
122 Ramesh Powar KXI IND 0 0 0.0 12 22 2 26.0 1 0 4 1 30

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


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