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MVP after ODI series: It's Russell, not Rohit

June 18, 2011 19:26 IST

Although India's Rohit Sharma was adjudged Man of the Series in the recently-concluded West Indies-India ODI series, our calculations, based on the most valuable player index (MVPI) indicate that West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell would have been a better choice.

 

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. Russell's all-round performance was equivalent to scoring about 100 more 'runs' than Rohit Sharma.

 

It was a relatively low-scoring series with none of the five ODI games producing a century; bowlers did better with Amit Mishra being the best bowler.

 

Table 1: Most valuable players in the West Indies-India series (Jun 6-16, 2011)

 

 

Player Name

Team

Runs

Top score

Strike Rate

W

Eco

M

MVPI

1

Andre Russell

WI

117

92

150.0

8

4.5

3

399

2

Amit Mishra

IND

5

5

33.3

11

4.0

5

329

3

Rohit Sharma

IND

257

86

86.0

0

--

5

270

4

Anthony Martin

WI

2

2

50.0

8

4.2

4

233

5

Parthiv Patel

IND

147

56

82.6

0

--

5

213

6

Virat Kohli

IND

199

94

79.9

0

5.1

5

210

7

Kieron Pollard

WI

100

70

96.2

3

4.9

4

205

8

Munaf Patel

IND

0

0

--

8

4.9

3

203

9

Harbhajan Singh

IND

47

41

69.1

4

3.6

3

190

10

Praveen Kumar

IND

31

25

110.7

5

4.4

4

190

11

Ramnaresh Sarwan

WI

216

75

65.9

0

--

5

176

12

Lendl Simmons

WI

177

67

65.8

1

5.7

5

169

13

Carlton Baugh

WI

93

39

59.6

0

--

5

149

14

Suresh Raina

IND

82

43

80.4

2

5.6

5

137

15

Marlon Samuels

WI

128

55

78.5

0

--

5

130

16

Darren Sammy 

WI

30

22

73.2

4

5.1

5

130

17

Devendra Bishoo

WI

0

0

0.0

4

4.3

3

115

18

Ravi Rampaul

WI

23

14

95.8

3

5.4

2

99

19

Darren Bravo

WI

105

86

73.4

0

--

3

96

20

Yusuf Pathan

IND

42

30

91.3

2

5.7

5

86

21

Kemar Roach

WI

11

7

68.8

2

4.6

3

75

22

Ravichandran Ashwin

IND

23

15

67.6

1

4.5

2

54

23

Manoj Tiwary

IND

24

22

61.5

0

6.5

2

50

24

Shikhar Dhawan

IND

69

51

57.0

0

--

4

42

25

Dwayne Bravo

WI

30

22

81.1

0

7.4

2

30

26

Kirk Edwards

WI

46

25

61.3

0

--

3

30

27

Vinay Kumar

IND

2

2

25.0

1

5.1

1

21

28

Ishant Sharma

IND

0

0

0.0

1

5.5

2

15

29

S Badrinath

IND

40

17

47.1

0

--

4

9

30

Danza Hyatt

WI

2

1

22.2

0

--

2

-4

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.

 

This series also marks the beginning of a new ODI season for India. They enter the season as World champions.

 

As in the past, we will present a cumulative list of India's most valuable performers during the new season. India's two best performers last season were Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh.

 

Table 2: India's most valuable players in the 2011-12 ODI season (5 matches so far)

 

 

Player Name

Runs

Six

Four

Strike Rate

Bat Pts

W

Eco

Bowl Pts

Field Pts

M

MVPI

1

Amit Mishra

5

0

0

33.3

-2.5

11

4.0

326.0

5

5

329

2

Rohit Sharma

257

5

11

86.0

264.8

0

--

0.0

5

5

270

3

Parthiv Patel

147

3

11

82.6

145.7

0

--

0.0

67.5

5

213

4

Virat Kohli

199

1

17

79.9

190.5

0

5.1

-1.0

20

5

210

5

Munaf Patel

0

0

0

--

0.0

8

4.9

203.0

0

3

203

6

Harbhajan Singh

47

2

1

69.1

37.3

4

3.6

143.0

10

3

190

7

Praveen Kumar

31

2

1

110.7

38.7

5

4.4

151.0

0

4

190

8

Suresh Raina

82

1

5

80.4

79.0

2

5.6

40.0

17.5

5

137

9

Yusuf Pathan

42

2

2

91.3

45.7

2

5.7

35.0

5

5

86

10

R Ashwin

23

0

1

67.6

17.7

1

4.5

36.0

0

2

54

11

Manoj Tiwary

24

1

1

61.5

15.5

0

6.5

-6.0

40

2

50

12

Shikhar Dhawan

69

1

4

57.0

37.2

0

--

0.0

5

4

42

13

Vinay Kumar

2

0

0

25.0

-2.7

1

5.1

24.0

0

1

21

14

Ishant Sharma

0

0

0

0.0

-4.2

1

5.5

14.3

5

2

15

15

S Badrinath

40

0

3

47.1

9.2

0

--

0.0

0

4

9

 

Runs (scored) | Sixes | Fours | Strike rate | Bat-pts: Batting points | W: Wickets taken | Eco: Economy rate | Bowl-pts: Bowling points | Field-pts: fielding points | M: Matches played | MVPI: Most valuable player index = sum of batting, bowling and fielding points | AvMVPI = MVPI/M | *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.

Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji