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MVP: Sehwag top run-getter in WC

Last updated on: March 13, 2011 16:56 IST

In Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji's analysis of the Most Valuable Players of the World Cup, there are only four Indians in the top 10!  

If you look for Indian players on this list of the 2011 World Cup's most valuable players you find something very interesting: four Indians figure in the top 10, but, thereafter, Indians appear only at places 32, 34, 42 and 47!

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That's been India's problem: We are expecting four super-performers to compensate for seven under-performers. The distribution is markedly skewed.

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And don't even try to look for India's captain in the top 50 list. Our spreadsheet shows that he's currently at 57th place, having scored 96 runs in 5 matches at a strike rate of just 70.6.

Shahid Afridi is still MVP, but Tillakaratne Dilshan is fast catching up.

Most valuable players in the 2011 World Cup so far (after 29 matches, as on 12.3.2011)

 

 

Player Name

Team

Runs

6s

4s

Strike Rate

W

Eco

MVPI

1

Shahid Afridi

PAK

60

1

8

142.9

15

3.4

552

2

Tillakaratne Dilshan

SL

283

1

38

101.4

4

3.1

471

3

Virender Sehwag

IND

327

7

38

125.3

0

--

442

4

AB de Villiers

SA

318

7

27

111.2

0

--

415

5

Sachin Tendulkar

IND

324

8

32

100.3

0

--

384

6

Yuvraj Singh

IND

171

1

19

82.6

7

5.1

351

7

Andrew Strauss

ENG

298

2

31

99.7

0

--

347

8

Zaheer Khan

IND

4

0

0

50.0

12

4.3

338

9

Graeme Swann

ENG

52

1

6

123.8

9

4.3

332

10

Suleiman Benn

WI

11

0

1

100.0

12

4.4

332

11

Kumar Sangakkara

SL

252

2

20

89.7

0

--

322

12

Kevin O'Brien

IRE

164

7

17

131.2

4

6.8

319

13

Imran Tahir

SA

1

0

0

100.0

11

3.8

316

14

Tim Southee

NZ

6

0

0

60.0

10

3.4

308

15

Kemar Roach

WI

3

0

0

37.5

11

4.0

305

16

Tim Bresnan

ENG

21

1

0

91.3

9

4.6

295

17

Dale Steyn

SA

20

0

3

64.5

10

4.3

293

18

Darren Sammy

WI

10

0

2

76.9

8

3.9

284

19

Kieron Pollard

WI

154

9

13

185.5

1

5.1

282

20

Upul Tharanga

SL

258

0

36

88.4

0

--

278

21

Jonathan Trott

ENG

289

0

19

78.3

0

--

271

22

Ryan ten Doeschate

NED

148

3

11

89.7

6

6.3

265

23

Mitchell Johnson

AUS

7

0

1

233.3

8

3.0

257

24

Umar Gul

PAK

36

1

3

124.1

7

4.1

255

25

Shakib Al Hasan

BAN

111

0

10

77.1

5

4.9

247

26

Rizwan Cheema

CAN

72

4

9

109.1

6

4.9

243

27

Harvir Baidwan

CAN

28

0

2

47.5

9

5.1

239

28

Hashim Amla

SA

230

0

17

85.8

0

--

237

29

Robin Peterson

SA

21

1

2

91.3

7

4.5

233

30

M Muralitharan

SL

0

0

0

0.0

7

3.6

223

31

Ian Bell

ENG

193

2

12

85.0

0

--

214

32

Gautam Gambhir

IND

197

0

20

90.4

0

--

212

33

Shane Watson

AUS

141

2

14

92.2

1

3.5

210

34

Virat Kohli

IND

155

2

14

94.5

0

--

208

35

Umar Akmal

PAK

167

2

16

86.5

0

--

208

36

George Dockrell

IRE

26

0

3

63.4

6

4.7

200

37

John Mooney

IRE

44

0

7

71.0

7

6.1

200

38

M Jayawardene

SL

134

1

13

108.9

0

--

198

39

Trent Johnston

IRE

30

0

4

100.0

6

4.9

198

40

Graeme Cremer

ZIM

99

0

8

68.8

4

4.6

197

41

Ray Price

ZIM

37

0

4

62.7

5

3.8

197

42

Munaf Patel

IND

0

0

0

0.0

9

6.0

195

43

Devon Smith

WI

202

1

24

79.8

0

6.0

192

44

Martin Guptill

NZ

192

4

20

76.5

0

--

187

45

Nuwan Kulasekara

SL

31

1

3

182.4

4

4.0

182

46

Balaji Rao

CAN

8

0

1

40.0

7

5.2

178

47

Harbhajan Singh

IND

3

0

0

30.0

5

4.4

178

48

Tamim Iqbal

BAN

152

1

15

96.2

0

--

177

49

Jacques Kallis

SA

90

0

7

70.9

3

4.6

177

50

J-P Duminy

SA

105

5

5

114.1

1

5.0

173

The top 5 run-getters are Sehwag (327), Tendulkar (324), de Villiers (318), Andrew Strauss (298) and Jonathan Trott (289).

The top 5 wicket-takers are Shahid Afridi (15), Suleiman Benn (12), Zaheer Khan (11), Kemar Roach (11) and Imran Tahir (11).

The 5 best strike-rate among batsmen who have scored 100 or more runs: Kieron Pollard (185.5), Kevin O'Brien (131.2), Sehwag (125.3), J-P Duminy (114.1) and de Villiers (111.2).

Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sachin Tendulkar are others who have scored 100+ runs with a 100+ strike rate.

The 5 best economy rate among bowlers who have taken 5 or more wickets: Henry Osinde (3.2), Tim Southee (3.4), Afridi (3.4), Muttiah Muralitharan (3.6) and Ray Price (3.6).

Imran Tahir (3.8), Darren Sammy (3.9) and Kemar Roach (4.0) have also taken 5 or more wickets at an economy rate of 4.0 or less.

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