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Who is having a good 2007 World Cup?

Srinivas Bhogle and K Anil Kumar | April 06, 2007 19:04 IST

As the 2007 World Cup goes into a break, it's interesting to see who is having a good World Cup so far... and who is not.

Here's the list of the most valuable players in this World Cup so far: to offer "value", batsmen must score a lot of runs, and score them quickly; bowlers must take a lot of wickets, and at a good economy rate, and fielders must take catches and effect run outs.

The list below is sorted based on the total MVP points. Note that the total depends on the number of matches; so while Jayasuriya has the largest number of points (578.2), he also had the advantage of having played one match more than Styris or Hayden.

RankCountryPlayerRunsBallsCt | StRcBbWRun outsMTotal
1SLSanath Jayasuriya303290113622451.56578.20
2NZScott Styris2582822124198805526.80
3AusMatthew Hayden 39535720.55526.40
4SAGraeme Smith33230328010220.55493.20
5SAJacques Kallis328368314918010.55407.60
6SLLasith Malinga292214260150.56372.80
7NZJacob Oram101116212321371.55370.60
8EngPaul Collingwood 215221317621040.55368.20
9AusRicky Ponting262242405350.40
10SLMuttiah Muralitharan3342253281206349.00
11AusBrad Hogg 452111802221105339.80
12NZStephen Fleming280297105327.40
13WIDaren Powell81512113301106326.00
14AusMichael Clarke 24122720.55322.40
15AusGlenn McGrath 000145202120.55316.60
16AusAdam Gilchrist 2112144 | 215314.80
17SLChaminda Vaas23183156282806308.20
18SLMahela Jayawardene288385316307.00
19EngAndrew Flintoff 45702130211904298.80
20NZShane Bond00084220804284.00
21SLKumar Sangakkara1992547 | 40.56281.80
22IndVirender Sehwag 16413903260203280.80
23SLTillakaratne Dilshan15216015097216280.60
24WIDwayne Bravo101127221722880.56279.80
25SAAB De Villiers154125425276.00
26KenSteve Tikolo155189597114403274.00
27SACharles Langeveldt1150232258120.55264.40
28AusBrad Hodge 15211701736102246.20
29PakImran Nazir190175103245.00
30SAAndre Hall813019325590.55244.60
31EngKevin Pietersen 22729522600.55242.80
32SLChamara Silva222256006239.20
33EngPaul Nixon 1261083 | 21.55236.60
34NZDaniel Vettori1472228294805231.60
35WIBrian Lara197260416230.00
36ZimElton Chigumbura61491116136603224.60
37IreTrent Johnston69733137180414221.60
38AusNathan Bracken 002130210705216.00
39IreKyle McCallan28400168238615214.40
40PakIftikhar Anjum5177073120513207.40
41SAHerschelle Gibbs126125515201.00
42IreBoyd Rankin 481167210805199.60
43IreNiall O'Brien1722565 | 015188.20
44AusShane Watson 7750299142115186.60
45EngRavinder Bopara 918815060214186.60
46SAMark Boucher97585 | 00.55184.60
47IndYuvraj Singh 13611601518003178.60
48CanSunil Dhaniram 81871147162403176.00
49WIMarlon Samuels134180112914411.56175.20
50EngJames Anderson 000180264605175.20
51SAShaun Pollock2031117524641.55174.00
52IreAndrew White11814524449115173.20
53AusShaun Tait 00020621980.55173.20
54NZLou Vincent101127033172.40
55NZCraig McMillan14114506687005169.60
56WIDwayne Smith49300111138406169.40
57CanJohn Davison81752130174203169.20
58IreAndre Botha 611281146240405166.60
59SLUpul Tharanga202314206162.80
60BanMashrafe Mortaza 34470173201605162.20
61WIChris Gayle1161681179236206160.40
62ZimSean Williams951101799020.53160.00
63WIRamnaresh Sarwan18930812224106157.80
64SLFarveez Maharoof1414190126503152.60
65NZBrendon McCullum583010 | 105152.00
66IndZaheer Khan 16220122174503151.60
67BanMohammad Rafique 37531159192505151.20
68WIShivnarine Chanderpaul227386106150.20
69SLRussel Arnold1001181263710.56150.20
70EngSajid Mahmood 220123156513148.20
71IndMunaf Patel 25321105159403147.60
72BanAbdur Razzak 042197210705145.80
73PakUmar Gul1120172138403145.40
74EngMonty Panesar 00018627640.55142.80
75IreJeremy Bray 159232205142.40
76EngEd Joyce 152221305142.20
77NLRyan ten Doeschate1281482151120203140.60
78BanSaqibul Hasan 1332180152161305140.40
79KenThomas Odoyo 4678011414440.53138.80
80IndSachin Tendulkar645804972203138.20
81IndSourav Ganguly 16226602224103132.40
82IreLangford-Smith 41361167240205131.20
83WIDenesh Ramdin707410 | 006130.80
84WIJerome Taylor25310216276405126.00
85PakMohammad Sami174404490402122.80
86IndAjit Agarkar 10271112168403121.80
87NLWilliam Stelling1415596402121.60
88NZJames Franklin00211915240.54120.60
89ZimStuart Matsikenyeri107128266003120.40
90ZimGary Brent12211108120502120.20
91BerSaleem Mukuddem 0406990502119.80
92SLDilhara Fernando22192134403118.60
93PakShoaib Malik9211113330103115.20
94SAAshwell Prince6970114111.00
95EngMichael Vaughan7813614872115109.80
96SAMakhaya Ntini791133198304109.20
97EngIan Bell 127226215107.20
98BanSyed Rasel 10190125192304105.40
99BanTamim Iqbal 9013040596.00
100PakShahid Afridi16100202430195.20
101PakMohammad Hafeez15342547830293.20
102EngLiam Plunkett 29340899630290.60
103CanAshif Mulla 831011 | 00390.20
104NZJeetan Patel0006710430288.20
105NZMichael Mason00110714730487.60
106ZimChristopher Mpofu110016617441387.20
107PakInzamam ul-Haq7410340385.60
108CanIan Billcliff 10416010385.00
109KenMaurice Ouma751550 | 12384.00
110PakKamran Akmal42743 | 21383.80
111NZRoss Taylor8510800283.60
112ScotColin Smith851291 | 10381.80
113IndMahendra Dhoni29295 | 20379.80
114IndAnil Kumble 000385530178.00
115SAJustin Kemp18293324220577.40
116KenJimmy Kamande 2943011014420376.80
117ZimVusumuzi Sibanda689530375.00
118NLTim de Leede3558111210830375.00
119BanAftab Ahmed 6586518700573.80
120ZimBrendan Taylor871784 | 10.5373.60
121CanGeoff Barnett 8812900372.80
122IndRahul Dravid8111200372.40
123ScotMajid Haq3570012110140369.80
124BanMohammad Ashraful 9113407200569.40
125NZHamish Marshall657700268.40
126IreKevin O'Brien 551451769030467.00
127KenPeter Ongondo 724114614440365.00
128IreEoin Morgan 7112340563.60
129KenRavindu Shah 8112600361.20
130BerDavid Hemp 901271321200361.00
131NZPeter Fulton627900360.80
132BerDean Minors 48641 | 10359.80
133NLMohammad Kashif001294220157.60
134BerKevin Hurdle 611213913830356.60
135WICorey Collymore99015521810454.20
136ScotJohn Blain41630907820352.00
137ScotGlenn Rogers3249111411020351.80
138PakYounis Khan374735600351.20
139PakDanish Kaneria640937830250.20
140KenCollins Obuya 3144181800.5350.20
141BerLionel Cann 44400887210349.60
142NLDarron Reekers3833010610210349.20
143CanAbdool Samad 601131856420348.80
144KenTanmay Mishra 376120.5347.20
145ZimTawanda Mupariwa0309111420245.80
146KenHiren Varaiya 52319813810.5345.00
147PakMohammad Yousuf5511300110344.40
148WIIan Bradshaw61709411420243.60
149NLMark Jonkman020576720243.00
150ScotPaul Hoffmann2519110410210341.40
151CanAshish Bagai 6212330340.60
152AusAndrew Symonds 31311675010339.20
153CanKevin Sandher260586020137.20
154NLDaan van Bunge38492603110335.60
155ZimProsper Utseya58110115600332.40
156NLPeter Borren2624114110820331.20
157CanAnderson Cummins 1011014915020330.20
158NLBas Zuiderent539500330.00
159BanHabibul Bashar5211940528.80
160IndHarbhajan Singh 172308312000228.60
161IndRobin Uthappa 304810326.60
162ZimAnthony Ireland001384210124.60
163NLJeroen Smits3123 | 10321.40
164ScotDougie Brown6410211269010321.40
165ScotRyan Watson5310700320.40
166AusMichael Hussey 203110520.20
167BanMushfiqur Rahim641482 | 00519.60
168CanUmar Bhatti 1130011013410319.20
169ZimEdward Rainsford110444210114.80
170CanGeorge Codrington 781706010114.60
171NLEric Szwarczynski244200214.40
172CanDesmond Chumney 275100113.20
173WILendl Simmons142610112.20
174ScotFraser Watts336900210.80
175SAAndre Nel00019360019.80
176ScotCraig Wright528175841028.80
177BerDelyone Borden 2174072602036.80
178ZimTerry Duffin12220016.40
179KenTony Suji 1429015180014.20
180IreWilliam Porterfield 581593053.80
181ScotNeil McCallum25641023.80
182SARobin Petersen48022300013.60
183BanJaved Omar 22510013.20
184ZimChamu Chibhabha276921160032.60
185BerSteven Outerbridge 9200022.00
186IreJohn Mooney 01122240011.40
187CanQaiser Ali 616001-0.80
188KenLameck Onyango 163507760102-1.00
189PakAzhar Mahmood22102546001-1.00
190ZimFriday Kasteni924002-1.20
191BanShahriar Nafees 1540004-2.00
192PakNaved-ul-Hasan112914954001-2.00
193ScotNavdeep Poonia16002-2.80
194BerOliver Pitcher 2881103-3.80
195BerClay Smith 05001-4.00
196BerJaneiro Tucker 13334131132003-5.80
197KenDavid Obuya 522002-7.60
198NLLuuk van Troost51015924102-8.80
199NLAlexei Kervezee1754002-9.20
200ScotDewald Nel0002418001-9.60
201BerMalachi Jones 1827442101-10.80
202NZDaryl Tuffey0004036001-11.20
203ScotGavin Hamilton1144003-13.20
204EngJamie Dalrymple 51615042002-14.20
205BerIrvine Romaine113202918003-18.20
206NLAdeel Raja81406147001-18.60
207KenNehemiah Odhiambo 0003318001-18.60
208BanTapash Baisya 0003517001-21.40
209IrePaul Mooney 0104021001-24.00
210BerDwayne Leverock 10391182141203-27.40
211CanHenry Osinde 1307656002-31.60

Ct: Catches taken | St: Stumpings | Rc: Runs conceded | Bb: Balls bowled | W: Wickets taken | M: Matches played. *Run outs are counted as 1 for a direct hit, and 0.5 if the fielder is an equal participant in a run out dismissal.

There are some big names at the bottom of the list. These are players who did not have a good World Cup, because (a) they aren't in form, (b) they have been injured, (c) their teams have been eliminated or (d) they haven't got enough opportunities.

See for example, Andre Nel (175), Michael Hussey (166), Harbhajan Singh (160), Andrew Symonds (152), Mohammad Yousuf (147), Rahul Dravid (122), Makhaya Ntini (96) and Michael Vaughan (95).

 

Srinivas Bhogle and K Anil Kumar work with Cranes Software International Limited, Bangalore.


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