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Shakib is MVP of rain-hit India-Bangladesh ODIs

June 21, 2014 08:15 IST

The recently-concluded Bangladesh - India One-Day International series proved a dampener, with all the three games impacted by rain in Dhaka.

India won the series 2-0 after the third match was washed out, but no Indian player performed consistently enough, except, perhaps, captain Suresh Raina.

In fact, India could even have lost the series had Bangladesh not collapsed ridiculously in the second match, when they were bowled out for 58 after the visitors were shot out for 105.

The Indian batsmen struggled on the slow and uneven pitches, and except for the 99-run opening stand between Ajinkya Rahane and Robin Uthappa in the first match there was nothing to write about.

All-rounder Stuart Binny also proved his potential, claiming six wickets for four runs in the second match, the best figures by an Indian bowler in ODIs.

As far as Bangladesh were concerned, there was nothing worth mentioning, except a fifty each from captain Mushfiqur Rahim (59) and Shakib Al Hasan (52), the latter emerging as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) on account of his all-round showing in the series, as he also claimed six wickets with his left-arm spin.

The table below presents the most valuable player index (MVPI).

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’.

Table 1: Most valuable players in the Bangladesh-India series (Jun 15-19, 2014)

 

Player

Team

Runs

Strike Rate

Wkts

Eco

Mat

MVPI

1

Shakib Al Hasan

BAN

56

84.8

6

3.9

3

224

2

Taskin Ahmed

BAN

0

0

7

2.7

2

210

3

Stuart Binny

IND

28

63.6

6

0.9

2

189

4

Mashrafe Mortaza

BAN

20

133.3

4

3.9

3

165

5

Suresh Raina

IND

67

113.6

1

4.8

3

121

6

Mohit Sharma

IND

5

21.7

4

3.3

3

114

7

Mushfiqur Rahim

BAN

70

80.5

0

-

3

88

8

Umesh Yadav

IND

17

113.3

3

5.7

3

87

9

Al-Amin Hossain

BAN

1

25

3

5.1

3

85

10

Ajinkya Rahane

IND

67

75.3

0

-

3

75

11

Robin Uthappa

IND

69

85.2

0

0

3

72

12

Wriddhiman Saha

IND

21

63.6

0

-

3

45

13

Amit Mishra

IND

4

25

2

5.5

2

40

14

Parvez Rasool

IND

0

-

2

6

1

40

15

Nasir Hossain

BAN

27

81.8

0

7

3

38

16

Akshar Patel

IND

9

112.5

1

5.9

3

37

17

Anamul Haque

BAN

44

64.7

0

-

3

36

18

Mahmudullah

BAN

41

91.1

0

8.1

3

33

19

Sohag Gazi

BAN

0

-

1

3.5

1

28

20

Mithun Ali

BAN

26

66.7

0

-

2

20

21

Ambati Rayudu

IND

18

56.3

0

-

3

19

22

Abdur Razzak

BAN

16

133.3

0

6.8

1

13

23

Ziaur Rahman

BAN

2

40

0

5.5

2

9

24

Manoj Tiwary

IND

2

33.3

0

-

1

-1

25

Mominul Haque

BAN

6

35.3

0

-

1

-2

26

Tamim Iqbal

BAN

4

30.8

0

-

3

-3

27

Cheteshwar Pujara

IND

38

37.3

0

-

3

-9

Runs (scored) ' 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.

Shakib Al Hasan

Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji