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MVP countdown: Hayden is now the favourite

Srinivas Bhogle | April 21, 2007 20:19 IST

After his 100-ball 103 against New Zealand in the Super Eights match of the 2007 World Cup on Friday, Matthew Hayden has stormed to the top of the MVP list.

He has been there before, but he fell off a bit because he didn't get enough batting opportunities in the later matches.

Hayden must now be the MVP favourite, especially if Australia makes it to the final.

Scott Styris is less than 10 points behind, and should have been on top today if he hadn't given away his wicket after scoring a fluent 27 in 22 balls. He too is a strong contender especially if New Zealand reaches the final.

Sanath Jayasuriya has fallen behind after a couple of batting failures; but if he gets a quick 50 against New Zealand and picks up 2 or 3 wickets, he will again become a very hot pick.

Australians Ricky Ponting (6), Bradd Hogg (7) and Glenn McGrath (8) are going up while Kiwis Jacob Oram (11), Shane Bond (17), Daniel Vettori (18) and Stephen Fleming (25) are dropping off because of injury, "resting" or non-performance.

RankCountryPlayerRunsBallsCt | StRcBbWRun OutsMTotal
1AusMatthew Hayden 58053760.59772.4
2NZScott Styris462560523433690.59763.8
3SLSanath Jayasuriya403402321232051.59699.4
4SAJacques Kallis480569325133650.59669.6
5SAGraeme Smith441419715215040.59657.8
6AusRicky Ponting48049869591.6
7AusBrad Hogg 45213289419199590.4
8AusGlenn McGrath 1297381220.59552.8
9SLMuttiah Muralitharan334276418198538
10SAAB De Villiers357335529519
11NZJacob Oram162227519231591.58479.4
12AusMichael Clarke 3683674637200.59469
13SLMahela Jayawardene414516319454.2
14WIDaren Powell56511327450148445.2
15AusShaun Tait 1386411191.59439.8
16AusAdam Gilchrist (wk) 3033276| 419438.4
17NZShane Bond3154358127435.4
18NZDaniel Vettori28252396526159430.8
19EngPaul Collingwood 270357625230051.58428.4
20SAAndrew Hall25302292417140.58425.6
21SLChaminda Vaas23183207370128423.6
22AusNathan Bracken 2209352148418.6
23EngAndrew Flintoff 771203239355127406
24SAHerschelle Gibbs303324719405.8
25NZStephen Fleming35240519385
26WIDwayne Bravo1161474314330111.58384.4
27WIRamnaresh Sarwan3724731524818381
28SLLasith Malinga292214260150.56372.8
29IreTrent Johnston1291445258302818367.4
30SLKumar Sangakkara (wk)27837111| 40.59366.2
31SAShaun Pollock5880228047471.59365.2
32EngKevin Pietersen 34445722600.58347.2
33BanAbdur Razzak 29542344442139346.4
34SLTillakaratne Dilshan1731963113181319332
35BanMashrafe Mortaza 109160132342899330.4
36SAMark Boucher (wk)1771289| 019320.6
37AusShane Watson 142822119172216319
38IreKyle McCallan33752333521019318.6
39SLChamara Silva30939739315.4
40SLFarveez Maharoof39362198264916312.4
41NZJames Franklin6558228533890.58307
42SAAndre Nel152186272115303.6
43WIBrian Lara251313518300.6
44BanSaqibul Hasan 202353130236570.59296.6
45IreLangford-Smith 6772329139679285.2
46BanMohammad Rafique 4278330243280.59284.2
47EngPaul Nixon (wk)1551556| 228284
48NZCraig McMillan20324111013539283.2
49IndVirender Sehwag 164139326023280.8
50KenSteve Tikolo15518959711443274
51SACharles Langeveldt10471327360130.57272.4
52WIChris Gayle149214224932558267.8
53AusBrad Hodge 1521174173615266.2
54BanSyed Rasel 1634123937287260.4
55IreBoyd Rankin 15451324356129247.8
56PakImran Nazir19017513245
57NZBrendon McCullum (wk)1178613| 19240.2
58NZPeter Fulton25134717229.4
59AusAndrew Symonds 148127312912227226
60ZimElton Chigumbura6149111613663224.6
61IreAndre Botha 621311181294517222.4
62IreAndrew White128173289109318221.8
63EngRavinder Bopara 13917215672217219
64EngJames Anderson 0729140288217
65BanMohammad Ashraful 2162677209213
66PakIftikhar Anjum517773120513207.4
67NZJeetan Patel01118326675202
68IreNiall O'Brien (wk) 2163749| 019201.8
69SLRussel Arnold1031282466130.59200.4
70WICorey Collymore212120732056194.2
71IreKevin O'Brien 170263110010838193
72WIShivnarine Chanderpaul28147828189.6
73WIMarlon Samuels165246212914411.57189.4
74BanAftab Ahmed 1281516383110.59188
75EngSajid Mahmood 25259288816187.4
76EngMonty Panesar 33028338470.58186.2
77IndYuvraj Singh 136116151803178.6
78BanTamim Iqbal 172275619178
79EngIan Bell 211349218176.8
80CanSunil Dhaniram 8187114716243176
81SAMakhaya Ntini1520129337867172.4
82NZLou Vincent10112733172.4
83WIDwayne Smith493011113846169.4
84CanJohn Davison8175213017423169.2
85SAAshwell Prince107134228164.8
86IreJeremy Bray 21233829163.6
87ZimSean Williams951101799020.53160
88SLUpul Tharanga21936429156.8
89IndZaheer Khan 162212217453151.6
90IndMunaf Patel 2532110515943147.6
91WIDenesh Ramdin (wk)748313| 08146.6
92PakUmar Gul112017213843145.4
93EngEd Joyce 15222135142.2
94EngMichael Vaughan1302411487211.58141.8
95NLRyan ten Doeschate128148215112023140.6
96WIJerome Taylor253124132446139.4
97KenThomas Odoyo 467811414440.53138.8
98IndSachin Tendulkar6458497223138.2
99IndSourav Ganguly 162266222413132.4
100PakMohammad Sami1744449042122.8
101IndAjit Agarkar 1027111216843121.8
102NLWilliam Stelling141559642121.6
103ZimStuart Matsikenyeri10712826603120.4
104ZimGary Brent1221110812052120.2
105BerSaleem Mukuddem 04699052119.8
106PakShoaib Malik921111333013115.2
107SLDilhara Fernando22115921245114
108BanMushfiqur Rahim (wk)1312733| 029106.6
109AusMichael Hussey 8711659106.2
110NZHamish Marshall819810.53100.6
111PakShahid Afridi161020243195.2
112NZRoss Taylor981331594.6
113PakMohammad Hafeez1534254783293.2
114EngLiam Plunkett 293489963290.6
115CanAshif Mulla 831011390.2
116ZimChristopher Mpofu11016617441387.2
117PakInzamam ul-Haq741034385.6
118CanIan Billcliff 1041601385
119KenMaurice Ouma751552384
120PakKamran Akmal427431383.8
121ScotColin Smith851291381.8
122IndMahendra Dhoni29295379.8
123IndAnil Kumble 38553178
124KenJimmy Kamande 29431101442376.8
125NZMichael Mason0521341653576
126ZimVusumuzi Sibanda68953375
127NLTim de Leede355811121083375
128IreEoin Morgan 911797973.8
129ZimBrendan Taylor8717840.5373.6
130CanGeoff Barnett 88129372.8
131IndRahul Dravid81112372.4
132EngAndrew Strauss 761142370.8
133SAJustin Kemp25583616620.5770.4
134ScotMajid Haq35701211014369.8
135IreWilliam Porterfield 1723795965.8
136KenPeter Ongondo 72411461444365
137KenRavindu Shah 81126361.2
138BerDavid Hemp 90127132120361
139BerDean Minors 48641359.8
140NLMohammad Kashif129422157.6
141BerKevin Hurdle 61121391383356.6
142ScotJohn Blain416390782352
143ScotGlenn Rogers324911141102351.8
144BanHabibul Bashar1052295951.8
145PakYounis Khan37473560351.2
146PakDanish Kaneria6493783250.2
147KenCollins Obuya 3144181800.5350.2
148BerLionel Cann 444088721349.6
149NLDarron Reekers38331061021349.2
150CanAbdool Samad 60113185642348.8
151KenTanmay Mishra 376120.5347.2
152ZimTawanda Mupariwa03911142245.8
153KenHiren Varaiya 52319813810.5345
154WIDevon Smith3839244.8
155PakMohammad Yousuf55113011344.4
156AusStuart Clark 19481143.4
157NLMark Jonkman0257672243
158ScotPaul Hoffmann251911041021341.4
159CanAshish Bagai 621233340.6
160CanKevin Sandher2658602137.2
161SARobin Petersen1216161721236.8
162SLMalinga Bandara171953581136.2
163NLDaan van Bunge3849260311335.6
164ZimProsper Utseya5811011560332.4
165NLPeter Borren262411411082331.2
166CanAnderson Cummins 10111491502330.2
167NLBas Zuiderent5395330
168IndHarbhajan Singh 1723831200228.6
169IndRobin Uthappa 30481326.6
170SLNuwan Kulasekara15130660225.8
171ZimAnthony Ireland138421124.6
172WIIan Bradshaw26621671742322.6
173NLJeroen Smits3123321.4
174ScotDougie Brown641021126901321.4
175ScotRyan Watson53107320.4
176CanUmar Bhatti 11301101341319.2
177ZimEdward Rainsford1144421114.8
178CanGeorge Codrington 78170601114.6
179NLEric Szwarczynski2442214.4
180CanDesmond Chumney 2751113.2
181WILendl Simmons14261112.2
182ScotFraser Watts3369210.8
183ScotCraig Wright52817584128.8
184BerDelyone Borden 21747260236.8
185ZimTerry Duffin122216.4
186BanShahriar Nafees 3176166.2
187KenTony Suji 14291518014.2
188ScotNeil McCallum2564123.8
189IreJohn Mooney 234513630023
190BanShahadat Hossain 02515400.512.6
191ZimChamu Chibhabha27692116032.6
192BanJaved Omar 55141132.2
193BerSteven Outerbridge 92022
194WIKieron Pollard10172018010.8
195IreKenneth Carroll 02186010.2
196SALoots Bosman10
197CanQaiser Ali 6161-0.8
198PakAzhar Mahmood221254601-1
199KenLameck Onyango 1635776012-1
200ZimFriday Kasteni9242-1.2
201PakNaved-ul-Hasan11291495401-2
202IrePeter Gillespie 281-2.4
203ScotNavdeep Poonia162-2.8
204BerOliver Pitcher 288113-3.8
205BerClay Smith 051-4
206BerJaneiro Tucker 1333413113203-5.8
207KenDavid Obuya 5222-7.6
208NLLuuk van Troost5101592412-8.8
209NLAlexei Kervezee17542-9.2
210ScotDewald Nel241801-9.6
211BerMalachi Jones 182744211-10.8
212NZDaryl Tuffey403601-11.2
213ScotGavin Hamilton11443-13.2
214EngJamie Dalrymple 5161504202-14.2
215BerIrvine Romaine1132291803-18.2
216NLAdeel Raja814614701-18.6
217KenNehemiah Odhiambo 331801-18.6
218BanTapash Baisya 351701-21.4
219IrePaul Mooney 01402101-24
220BerDwayne Leverock 1039118214123-27.4
221CanHenry Osinde 13765602-31.6
222NZMark Gillespie2831097302-38


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 player is an equal participant in a run out dismissal.

The Chernoff gallery of the top nine World Cup 2007 players appears below. The data below the face is in the following format: total points | total runs / strike rate | wickets / economy rate.

There are now four Australians, two South Africans, two Sri Lankans, and one New Zealander in this list. Notice that Glenn McGrath hasn't faced a single delivery so far in this World Cup!

Here are the faces of the nine highest scoring batsmen in the Super Eights (batting points | total runs / scoring rate). If two players have scored the same number of runs, the player with the higher overall points appears first.

Recall that batsmen have round faces and a short and wide nose. They smile more when they score more runs. Batting all-rounders have taller noses, and their faces that aren't so round.

Here are the faces of the nine highest wicket-taking bowlers in the Super Eights (bowling points | wickets / no. of runs conceded per over). If two players have scored the same number of wickets, the player with the higher points appears first.

Bowlers have tapered faces, a tall and thin nose, and bigger ears if they take more wickets.

It's not particularly surprising that four of the nine bowlers are Australians; no World Cup has seen such overwhelming domination by one team.

Here are the faces of the nine most successful fielders in the Super Eight ( fielding points | run outs / catches / stumpings).

Fielders who take a lot of catches have wide eyebrows (see "Brendon McCullum" or "Kumara Sangakkara"), and those that participate in run out dismissals have bigger eyes ("Lou Vincent").

 

This list, the Chernoff faces and other charts have been prepared by my colleagues Debasish Ghosh and K Anil Kumar of Cranes Software International Limited using the SYSTAT software


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