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With Afridi out, will Yuvi emerge Most Valuable Player?

Last updated on: March 31, 2011 15:22 IST

With just the final to go, Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji figure out the World Cup's 50 most valuable players.

Although Shahid Afridi (with a MVPI of 790) is still the most valuable player (MVP) of World Cup 2011, his time is up. With one more match to play, both Tillakaratne Dilshan (747) and Yuvraj Singh (694) are likely to overtake him.

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The table below shows the updated top 50 MVP list with just the final to go.

This list confirms what most of us already know: Yuvraj, Zaheer Khan, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag are India's most influential players, while Dilshan, Sangakkara and? Muralitharan are?Sri Lanka's most valuable players.

Most valuable players in the 2011 World Cup so far (after 48 matches, as on 31.3.2011)

Player Name

Team

Runs

Strike Rate

Bat Pts

W

Eco

Bowl Pts

Field Pts

M

MVPI

1

Shahid Afridi

PAK

84

125.4

112.2

21

3.6

627.5

50

8

790

2

Tillakaratne Dilshan

SL

467

93.0

515.7

7

3.8

206.0

25

8

747

3

Yuvraj Singh

IND

341

86.1

352.0

13

5.0

322.0

20

8

694

4

Tim Southee

NZ

14

66.7

10.5

18

4.3

499.7

30

8

540

5

Zaheer Khan

IND

18

85.7

18.5

19

4.7

498.5

20

8

537

6

Sachin Tendulkar

IND

464

91.0

503.0

0

4.5

1.0

10

8

514

7

Virender Sehwag

IND

380

123.4

503.3

0

--

0.0

10

7

513

8

Kumar Sangakkara

SL

417

85.5

427.3

0

--

0.0

77.5

8

505

9

Robin Peterson

SA

43

116.2

55.2

15

4.3

417.0

30

7

502

10

Mohammad Hafeez

PAK

215

81.1

209.2

8

3.5

282.0

0

8

491

11

M Muralitharan

SL

7

175.0

10.7

15

4.0

438.0

5

8

454

12

AB de Villiers

SA

353

108.3

434.3

0

--

0.0

17.5

5

452

13

Ryan ten Doeschate

NED

307

89.2

327.3

7

6.2

113.0

10

6

450

14

Jacob Oram

NZ

59

115.7

75.5

12

4.4

328.2

32.5

6

436

15

Umar Gul

PAK

38

118.8

49.3

14

4.5

380.5

5

8

435

16

Shane Watson

AUS

290

92.4

318.3

3

4.6

92.0

15

7

425

17

Jonathan Trott

ENG

422

80.8

409.0

0

--

0.0

12.5

7

422

18

Upul Tharanga

SL

393

86.9

409.3

0

--

0.0

10

8

419

19

Graeme Swann

ENG

60

117.6

77.5

12

4.5

331.0

5

7

414

20

Imran Tahir

SA

1

50.0

0.3

14

3.8

397.5

10

5

408

21

Brad Haddin

AUS

332

78.9

313.2

0

--

0.0

77.5

7

391

22

Shakib Al Hasan

BAN

142

71.0

117.3

8

4.8

208.7

60

6

386

23

Brett Lee

AUS

5

62.5

3.3

13

4.3

361.7

20

7

385

24

Andrew Strauss

ENG

334

93.6

370.5

0

--

0.0

5

7

376

25

Jacques Kallis

SA

225

72.8

192.5

5

4.1

152.0

30

7

375

26

Kevin O'Brien

IRE

198

125.3

264.3

4

6.8

70.0

40

6

374

27

Brendon McCullum

NZ

256

92.4

281.2

0

--

0.0

82.5

8

364

28

Ross Taylor

NZ

324

87.1

338.0

0

--

0.0

25

8

363

29

Dale Steyn

SA

28

57.1

15.2

12

4.2

338.8

5

6

359

30

Darren Sammy

WI

54

110.2

67.2

9

4.5

249.0

40

7

356

31

Kieron Pollard

WI

180

150.0

260.0

2

4.9

52.2

42.5

7

355

32

Kemar Roach

WI

19

35.8

-6.2

13

4.2

360.0

0

6

354

33

Mitchell Johnson

AUS

25

131.6

34.2

10

4.0

306.5

5

7

346

34

Harvir Baidwan

CAN

53

67.1

40.2

13

5.6

293.0

10

6

343

35

John Mooney

IRE

58

64.4

41.0

10

5.8

216.0

85

6

342

36

Paul Stirling

IRE

157

122.7

207.3

4

4.5

122.0

10

6

339

37

Ray Price

ZIM

37

62.7

24.8

9

3.4

301.0

10

6

336

38

Jean-Paul Duminy

SA

224

97.8

257.2

2

5.0

50.0

20

7

327

39

Hashim Amla

SA

306

87.7

321.2

0

--

0.0

5

7

326

40

Nathan McCullum

NZ

100

76.9

91.7

8

4.8

209.0

20

8

321

41

Gautam Gambhir

IND

296

87.1

308.7

0

--

0.0

0

8

309

42

Suleiman Benn

WI

16

45.7

2.8

12

5.0

301.2

0

6

304

43

Tim Bresnan

ENG

41

82.0

40.3

9

4.9

230.0

30

7

300

44

Umar Akmal

PAK

240

87.0

250.0

0

--

0.0

45

7

295

45

Angelo Mathews

SL

94

130.6

128.0

6

4.8

159.0

5

8

292

46

Shaun Tait

AUS

0

0.0

-0.8

11

5.1

271.0

17.5

7

288

47

Michael Clarke

AUS

233

91.0

252.7

0

5.0

0.0

35

7

288

48

Harbhajan Singh

IND

18

58.1

10.2

8

4.4

245.0

32.5

8

288

49

Virat Kohli

IND

247

84.0

249.0

0

6.0

-1.0

35

8

283

50

Scott Styris

NZ

142

86.1

146.5

4

4.4

116.3

15

8

278

The most valuable player index (MVPI) is calculated by adding together a player's batting, bowling and fielding index. The batting index is based on a combination of runs scored and strike rate; the bowling index uses a combination of the number of wickets taken and the economy rate; and the fielding index is based on the number of catches taken and the fielder's participation in run-out dismissals.

Dilshan (467) and Tendulkar (464) are in the race to earn this World Cup's 'orange cap' for most runs, although Sangakkara (417), Tharanga (393) and Sehwag (380) are also in the fray.

Zaheer Khan (19) has the best opportunity to challenge Shahid Afridi (21) for the World Cup's 'purple cap' for most wickets. Muralitharan (15) and Yuvraj Singh (13) are unlikely to challenge Afridi or Zaheer.

Sehwag (123.4) has the highest strike rate among batsmen who have scored 200 or more runs. Other batsmen with a strike rate >90 and >200 runs are:? A B de Villiers (353 runs, 108.3 strike rate), J-P Duminy (224, 97.8), Andrew Strauss (334, 93.6), Mahela Jayawardene (201, 93.1), Dilshan (467, 93.0), Brendon McCullum (256, 92.4), Shane Watson (290, 92.4), Michael Clarke (233, 91.0) and Sachin Tendulkar (464, 91.0).

With an economy rate of 3.6 and 21 wickets, Shahid Afridi is?the best bowler by a long mile.

Other bowlers with an economy rate <4.5 and 12 or more wickets are: Imran Tahir (3.8, 14), Muralitharan (4.0, 15), Kemar Roach (4.2, 13) Dale Steyn (4,2, 12), Tim Southee (4.3, 18), Robin Peterson (4.3, 15), Brett Lee (4.3, 13), Jacob Oram (4.4, 12), Umar Gul (4.5, 14) and Graeme Swann (4.5, 12).?