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Viru most valuable player in India-West Indies ODIs

December 13, 2011 09:10 IST

Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji present India's most valuable ODI players after the West Indies series

It took just one magical innings for Virender Sehwag to race to the top of the list of most valuable players in the recently-concluded India-West Indies ODI series.

Ravindra Jadeja follows closely behind, nicely fitting into the slot vacated by Yuvraj Singh after the World Cup.

Rohit Sharma is third; not just because he scored the most runs in the series, but also because he always batted in a most delightful vein.

Virender SehwagThe top performers for the West Indies were Andre Russell (4th in the list), Kieron Pollard (7), Ravi Rampaul (8) and Kemar Roach (9).

The top ten MVP list has an equal split between Indian and West Indian players because this has been quite a close series (see Table 1).

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.

The formula suggests that Gautam Gambhir and Parthiv Patel were disappointing for India; even Ashwin proved to be a bit of a disappointment as a bowler with just 4 wickets.

For West Indies, it must be agonizing to see both Darren Bravo and Darren Sammy so low down the list; the captain, in particular, was hugely disappointing.

Table 1: Most valuable players in the India-West Indies series (Nov 29 – Dec 11, 2011)

Player Name

Team

Runs

Top score

Strike Rate

W

Eco

M

MVPI

1

Virender Sehwag

IND

265

219

123.8

0

 

4

352

2

Ravindra Jadeja

IND

68

38

70.8

9

4.4

5

340

3

Rohit Sharma

IND

305

95

90.0

0

6.7

5

321

4

Andre Russell

WI

155

53

132.5

3

6.1

5

293

5

Virat Kohli

IND

243

117

95.3

0

11.0

5

273

6

Suresh Raina

IND

78

55

116.4

4

3.7

5

237

7

Kieron Pollard

WI

199

119

95.2

2

7.1

5

236

8

Ravi Rampaul

WI

96

86

99.0

6

6.6

3

220

9

Kemar Roach

WI

43

24

50.6

9

5.7

5

211

10

Denesh Ramdin

WI

164

96

77.0

0

 

5

196

11

Marlon Samuels

WI

111

58

74.5

2

5.1

5

173

12

Umesh Yadav

IND

17

11

89.5

6

5.4

3

162

13

Gautam Gambhir

IND

114

67

87.7

0

 

5

145

14

Parthiv Patel

IND

56

39

96.6

0

 

5

139

15

R Ashwin

IND

37

31

50.0

4

4.9

4

134

16

Vinay Kumar

IND

21

18

37.5

5

5.1

4

130

17

Lendl Simmons

WI

134

78

76.1

0

4.4

5

129

18

Rahul Sharma

IND

0

0

 

4

4.4

2

125

19

Sunil Narine

WI

35

27

72.9

3

4.7

3

114

20

Anthony Martin

WI

3

3

37.5

3

5.1

2

107

21

Manoj Tiwary

IND

104

104

82.5

0

15.0

1

98

22

Darren Bravo

WI

99

60

75.0

0

 

3

93

23

Darren Sammy

WI

48

41

90.6

1

6.2

5

91

24

Abhimanyu Mithun

IND

23

23

143.8

3

6.4

3

87

25

IK Pathan

IND

4

4

40.0

2

4.7

1

53

26

Danza Hyatt

WI

62

31

55.4

0

 

4

38

27

Varun Aaron

IND

6

6

54.6

2

5.9

2

35

28

Kieran Powell

WI

22

15

104.8

0

 

2

27

29

Adrian Barath

WI

17

17

81.0

0

 

2

22

30

Ajinkya Rahane

IND

0

0

0.0

0

 

1

9

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.

Virat Kohli continues to be India's most valuable ODI player. This has been a coming-of-age season for Kohli, and he has sparkled consistently, and often gloriously. Ravindra Jadeja has a very high MVPI score, even thought he has played only 13 of the season's 20 matches.

The season's big disappointments have been Harbhajan Singh and Yusuf Pathan. Amit Mishra and Munaf Patel have mysteriously disappeared. Vinay Kumar always seems to do his little bit, but he is still a supporter and not yet a leader.

Ajinkya Rahane and Parthiv Patel got plenty of opportunities, but neither did enough to justify the selectors' faith.

The season's two best batsmen have been Kohli and Rohit Sharma. The two best bowlers are Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin.

Table 2: India's most valuable players in the 2011-12 ODI season (20 matches so far)

Player

Runs

Six

Four

Strike Rate

Bat Pts

W

Eco

Bowl Pts

Field Pts

M

MVPI

1

Virat Kohli

906

2

88

88.1

955.3

2

5.5

34.0

60

20

1049

2

Suresh Raina

537

12

48

105.5

649.83

7

4.5

200.5

37.5

20

888

3

R Jadeja

220

2

21

87.0

229.2

24

5.0

605.0

47.5

13

882

4

R Ashwin

112

0

8

77.2

103.17

21

4.7

562.8

52.5

16

719

5

MS Dhoni

448

11

36

104.4

538.5

0

--

0.0

72.5

10

611

6

Rohit Sharma

562

9

35

88.1

592.33

0

6.7

-12.0

10

10

590

7

Parthiv Patel

442

6

44

81.3

430.7

0

--

0.0

142.5

19

573

8

G Gambhir

327

1

37

89.6

349.8

0

--

0.0

25

10

375

9

P Kumar

51

3

2

110.9

63.7

12

4.9

310.0

0

13

374

10

V Sehwag

265

7

31

123.8

351.7

0

--

0.0

0

4

352

11

Amit Mishra

5

0

0

33.3

-2.5

11

4.0

326.0

5

5

329

12

Vinay Kumar

24

0

1

36.9

-6.2

14

5.5

310.2

17.5

13

322

13

A Rahane

340

3

33

75.1

302.5

0

--

0.0

10

11

313

14

Munaf Patel

0

0

0

--

0.0

10

5.6

213.3

25

8

238

15

Umesh Yadav

17

0

3

89.5

18.2

10

5.9

202.7

5

6

226

16

Manoj Tiwary

163

2

16

80.7

157.7

1

6.9

6.0

60

5

224

17

H Singh

47

2

1

69.1

37.3

4

3.6

143.0

10

3

190

18

Rahul Sharma

0

0

0

--

0.0

4

4.4

112.0

12.5

2

125

19

Rahul Dravid

124

0

9

77.5

114.7

0

--

0.0

0

5

115

20

Varun Aaron

0

0

0

--

0.0

4

4.7

102.8

0

2

103

21

A Mithun

23

2

2

143.8

32.7

3

6.4

49.0

5

3

87

22

Yusuf Pathan

42

2

2

91.3

45.7

2

5.7

35.0

5

5

86

23

RP Singh

0

0

0

--

0.0

4

6.5

68.0

5

3

73

24

IK Pathan

4

0

0

40.0

-0.3

2

4.7

53.0

0

1

53

25

S Dhawan

69

1

4

57.0

37.2

0

--

0.0

5

4

42

26

Varun Aaron

6

0

1

54.5

2.8

2

5.9

32.0

0

2

35

27

Ishant Sharma

0

0

0

0.0

-4.2

1

5.5

14.3

5

2

15

28

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.