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Who will be MVP of IPL 8? Russell or Warner?

Last updated on: May 08, 2015 19:25 IST

Purnendu Maji and Srinivas Bhogle analyse which players are giving value for money in the IPL 8.

Andre Russell

 

IPL 8 is past the half-way mark, and Andre Russell of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is emerging as the player offering the best performance at the lowest cost.

To measure ‘performance’, we use our most valuable player index that collapses a player’s batting, bowling and fielding performances into a one-dimensional ‘run equivalent’. Russell’s MVPI of 511 indicates that he has contributed the most ‘runs’ so far in IPL.

David Warner

 

The captains of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) are just a little behind; David Warner has contributed 507 ‘runs’ while Jean-Paul Duminy has contributed 497 ‘runs’.

The analysis gets much more interesting when we bring in the player’s price; i.e., ask how much does the player earn for every ‘run’ that he contributes. By this measure – that we call the paisa vasool index (PVI) – Andre Russell’s value grows manifold. Bought at a value of about $100,000, every ‘run’ that Russell contributes costs KKR only $154, or Rs 9226. In contrast, the more expensive David Warner has to be paid $1291 for every ‘run’ scored!

The table below lists the details of the top 99 players ranked in terms of their MVPI. It is interesting to look at their PVI as well. A highly paid player like Rohit Sharma – although playing well – costs Mumbai Indians (MI) $3758, or about RS 2.25 lakhs for every run scored. And if you consider Yuvraj Singh, DD is paying him a staggering Rs 6 lakhs for every ‘run’ scored.

Is it therefore any surprise that everyone wants to play the IPL?

Rank Player Team From Runs 6s Str
Rate
W Eco M MVPI Money
Offered
(US $)
PVI
(US$)
PVI
(INR)
1 Andre Russell KKR WI 236 13 190.3 10 7.2 10 511 100000 154 9226
2 David Warner SH AUS 406 14 159.2 0 - 10 507 916667 1291 77487
3 J-P Duminy DD SA 329 17 132.1 8 7.3 11 497 366667 580 34780
4 Dwayne Bravo CSK WI 143 2 130.0 16 7.6 10 470 666667 1013 60790
5 Ajinkya Rahane RR IND 438 11 130.7 0 - 11 458 1250000 2339 140362
6 Chris Gayle BRC WI 357 29 160.1 0 - 8 417 1583333 2712 162727
7 AB de Villiers BRC SA 303 14 165.6 0 - 10 398 1250000 2243 134602
8 Rohit Sharma MI IND 343 16 146.0 0 - 10 396 2083333 3758 225469
9 B McCullum CSK NZ 315 18 174.0 0 - 10 394 541667 982 58920
10 Robin Uthappa KKR IND 308 6 129.4 0 - 10 386 833333 1696 101776
11 Kieron Pollard MI WI 259 17 167.1 1 11.7 10 359 1250000 2487 149224
12 Virat Kohli BRC IND 335 14 120.1 0 5.5 10 352 2083333 4228 253653
13 Shreyas Iyer DD IND 349 19 130.2 0 - 11 351 433333 970 58201
14 Ashish Nehra CSK IND 1 0 16.7 17 6.5 10 338 333333 704 42265
15 HarbhajanSingh MI IND 102 8 159.4 11 7.5 9 322 916667 2033 122005
16 Dwayne Smith CSK WI 274 14 135.0 0 - 10 320 750000 1674 100446
17 Mitchell Starc BRC AUS 10 0 76.9 15 5.5 7 314 833333 1896 113740
18 B Kumar SH IND 17 1 212.5 16 7.7 10 307 708333 1648 98883
19 Steven Smith RR Aus 263 3 137.7 0 - 11 307 666667 1861 111680
20 Axar Patel KXI IND 139 6 116.8 10 8.4 10 305 125000 293 17564
21 S Dhawan SH IND 307 6 123.3 0 - 10 297 2083333 5010 300625
22 David Wiese BRC SA 106 3 143.2 10 7.9 8 295 466667 1130 67797
23 Suresh Raina CSK IND 256 13 124.3 1 5.9 10 288 1583333 3927 235615
24 MS Dhoni CSK IND 224 10 122.4 0 - 10 284 2083333 5240 314386
25 A Mathews DD SL 143 6 141.6 7 8.2 10 277 1250000 3546 212739
26 N Coulter-Nile DD AUS 20 1 111.1 13 7.7 10 272 708333 2046 122768
27 Lasith Malinga MI SL 6 0 60.0 15 8 10 259 1583333 4367 261997
28 Sanju Samson RR IND 165 6 127.9 0 - 11 254 666667 2250 134983
29 G Gambhir KKR IND 264 4 118.4 0 - 10 249 2083333 6574 394435
30 Piyush Chawla KKR IND 35 1 125.0 11 7.1 10 246 708333 2262 135743
31 George Bailey KXI AUS 228 7 139.9 0 - 9 244 541667 1586 95141
32 S Sharma KXI IND 9 0 64.3 11 6.7 10 236 141667 429 25726
33 Shane Watson RR AUS 205 9 125.8 4 9.5 7 234 2083333 7631 457875
34 Yusuf Pathan KKR IND 187 6 133.6 2 9.7 10 233 541667 1827 109595
35 Imran Tahir DD SA 5 0 83.3 15 8.8 10 227 33333 115 6923
36 Ambati Rayudu MI IND 185 8 137.0 0 - 9 225 666667 2116 126984
37 Ravi Bopara SH ENG 128 6 117.4 6 7.6 8 224 166667 531 31888
38 Lendl Simmons MI WI 239 5 118.9 0 - 7 215 50000 166 9967
39 Y Chahal BRC IND 1 0 100.0 13 8.3 9 215 16667 55 3322
40 M Henriques SH AUS 117 4 117.0 6 7.2 5 214 166667 556 33378
41 Parthiv Patel MI IND 168 4 135.5 0 - 8 212 233333 786 47170
42 Faf du Plessis CSK SA 183 2 130.7 0 - 10 209 750000 2563 153794
43 James Faulkner RR AUS 118 5 137.2 7 9.1 10 208 1583333 6525 391484
44 Yuvraj Singh DD IND 203 8 120.8 1 8.2 11 207 2666667 10122 607315
45 M Agarwal DD IND 213 7 120.3 0 - 10 205 266667 1022 61324
46 David Miller KXI SA 216 8 112.5 0 - 9 201 2083333 7403 444208
47 Manish Pandey KKR IND 181 7 123.1 0 - 10 197 283333 1130 67803
48 Karn Sharma SH IND 62 5 140.9 7 8 10 192 625000 2325 139509
49 Ravindra Jadeja CSK IND 99 2 95.2 5 8.4 10 186 1250000 4800 288018
50 W Saha KXI IND 165 6 119.6 0 - 10 186 366667 1408 84485
51 Deepak Hooda RR IND 125 11 186.6 1 8.5 11 182 66667 314 18838
52 Chris Morris RR SA 56 4 200.0 5 7.6 8 178 233333 1124 67416
53 Harshal Patel BRC IND 17 2 170.0 8 7.2 9 178 66667 268 16051
54 Anureet Singh KXI IND 18 1 58.1 11 8.2 10 177 33333 135 8071
55 Amit Mishra DD IND 8 0 66.7 9 7.4 11 175 791667 3554 213265
56 Surya Yadav KKR IND 137 8 139.8 0 - 10 173 116667 530 31792
57 Dinesh Karthik BRC IND 101 3 123.2 0 - 10 173 2083333 8602 516102
58 Trent Boult SH NZ 0 0 - 8 8 6 171 633333 2646 158730
59 Morne Morkel KKR SA 0 0 - 9 7.1 5 171 466667 2144 128655
60 Brad Hogg KKR AUS 2 0 200.0 9 6.7 5 169 83333 387 23246
61 Murali Vijay KXI IND 199 6 105.3 0 7 9 165 500000 2165 129870
62 R Ashwin CSK IND 26 0 173.3 6 6.5 7 160 916667 4092 245536
63 Kedar Jadhav DD IND 125 5 120.2 0 - 11 159 333333 1647 98832
64 D Kulkarni RR IND 1 0 50.0 9 7.9 9 156 183333 1007 60440
65 Karun Nair RR IND 143 5 130.0 0 - 11 154 125000 696 41744
66 Ishwar Pandey CSK IND 0 0 - 8 7.3 8 151 250000 1183 70956
67 Naman Ojha SH IND 135 4 115.4 0 - 10 150 83333 397 23810
68 Stuart Binny RR IND 74 1 113.8 4 7.6 11 147 916667 5345 320700
69 Umesh Yadav KKR IND 0 0 0.0 9 8.8 9 143 433333 2381 142857
70 MMcClenaghan MI NZ 1 0 50.0 9 8.1 6 141 50000 253 15198
71 Eoin Morgan SH ENG 128 8 130.6 0 - 5 140 250000 1276 76531
72 Ashish Reddy SH IND 56 4 180.6 3 8.3 5 138 33333 173 10352
73 J Suchith MI IND 43 2 159.3 5 9 7 132 16667 90 5411
74 Pravin Tambe RR IND 2 0 50.0 7 7.8 9 122 16667 117 7026
75 Pawan Negi CSK IND 55 3 177.4 2 7.8 3 121 16667 98 5903
76 C Anderson MI NZ 114 6 117.5 1 8.3 4 119 750000 4502 270108
77 Mandeep Singh BRC IND 78 5 195.0 0 - 8 118 133333 807 48426
78 Tim Southee RR NZ 13 0 144.4 6 8.8 7 115 200000 1491 89441
79 Mohit Sharma CSK IND 4 0 50.0 8 8.6 10 112 333333 2126 127551
80 M Johnson KXI AUS 31 1 86.1 9 9.4 9 109 1083333 7099 425950
81 Unmukt Chand MI IND 102 2 122.9 0 - 6 108 108333 716 42989
82 Saurabh Tiwary DD IND 70 3 159.1 0 - 4 101 116667 908 54455
83 RTenDoeschate KKR NETH 61 3 135.6 0 4 6 95 166667 1378 82707
84 Lokesh Rahul SH IND 100 4 108.7 0 - 6 93 166667 1280 76805
85 Sarfaraz Khan BRC IND 75 2 174.4 0 - 7 93 83333 640 38402
86 Albie Morkel DD SA 78 1 136.8 1 8.8 2 91 50000 432 25903
87 Praveen Kumar SH IND 13 0 68.4 6 8.8 9 88 366667 2976 178571
88 Iqbal Abdulla BRC IND 20 0 111.1 4 7.9 5 87 108333 889 53366
89 V Sehwag KXI IND 99 3 117.9 0 - 8 86 533333 4430 265781
90 Shaun Marsh KXI AUS 81 3 139.7 0 - 4 85 366667 3081 184874
91 Zaheer Khan DD IND 0 0 - 4 7.1 4 78 666667 6716 402930
92 Johan Botha KKR SA 29 1 263.6 1 8 3 74 166667 1770 106178
93 Domnic M DD IND 1 0 33.3 4 7.2 6 73 16667 179 10763
94 S Aravind BRC IND 0 0 - 4 6.8 1 69 50000 518 31056
95 Glenn Maxwell KXI AUS 75 4 125.0 0 11.2 7 64 1000000 11161 669643
96 Vinay Kumar MI IND 0 0 0.0 2 8.2 8 61 466667 5464 327869
97 Hanuma Vihari SH IND 39 0 111.4 0 - 5 49 16667 243 14577
98 Manoj Tiwary DD IND 57 1 101.8 0 - 5 49 466667 7483 448980
99 Sunil Narine KKR WI 0 0 - 2 7.4 6 47 1583333 26469 2E+06
Srinivas Bhogle