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MVP countdown: Hayden stays on top

Srinivas Bhogle | April 22, 2007 22:14 IST

Yesterday's high-scoring cliff-hanger between England and West Indies has resulted in players from these two teams climbing the most valuable player (MVP) ladder. They will, however, climb no further because both the teams are going home.

Dwayne Bravo ( 26 -> 12) finishes this World Cup as the highest-ranking West Indian player after his 2 wickets, 1 catch and 2 run-outs. Chris Gayle (52 -> 30) too signs off with a more respectable ranking, although's he's an even better ODI player.

For England, Kevin Pietersen ( 32 -> 13) ends off on a high note, as does skipper Michael Vaughan (94 -> 38) with his 79 in 68 balls, and 3 wickets at an impressive economy rate. Vaughan may just have extended his ODI career, although his overall record is still nothing to write home about.

RankCountryPlayerRunsBallsCt | StRcBbWRun OutsMTotal
1AusMatthew Hayden 58053760.59772.40
2NZScott Styris462560523433690.59763.80
3SLSanath Jayasuriya403402321232051.59699.40
4SAJacques Kallis480569325133650.59669.60
5SAGraeme Smith441419715215040.59657.80
6AusRicky Ponting480498609591.60
7AusBrad Hogg 452132894191909590.40
8AusGlenn McGrath 001297381220.59552.80
9SLMuttiah Muralitharan3342764181908538.00
10SAAB De Villiers357335529519.00
11EngAndrew Flintoff 9214032984141428504.20
12WIDwayne Bravo1291585361389133.59502.80
13EngKevin Pietersen 44454822601.59498.40
14NZJacob Oram162227519231591.58479.40
15AusMichael Clarke 3683674637200.59469.00
16EngPaul Collingwood 276368829234861.59464.00
17SLMahela Jayawardene414516319454.20
18AusShaun Tait 001386411191.59439.80
19WIDaren Powell565223855101409439.40
20AusAdam Gilchrist 3033276 | 419438.40
21NZShane Bond0031543581207435.40
22NZDaniel Vettori282523965261509430.80
23SAAndrew Hall25302292417140.58425.60
24SLChaminda Vaas231832073701208423.60
25AusNathan Bracken 0022093521408418.60
26WIRamnaresh Sarwan37548117378209407.60
27SAHerschelle Gibbs303324719405.80
28NZStephen Fleming352405109385.00
29SLLasith Malinga292214260150.56372.80
30WIChris Gayle2282722281355509371.40
31IreTrent Johnston1291445258302818367.40
32SLKumar Sangakkara 27837111 | 40.59366.20
33SAShaun Pollock5880228047471.59365.20
34BanAbdur Razzak 295423444421309346.40
35EngPaul Nixon 1931947 | 229333.80
36SLTillakaratne Dilshan1731963113181319332.00
37BanMashrafe Mortaza 1091601323428909330.40
38EngMichael Vaughan20930918713241.59326.40
39WIBrian Lara269330519323.00
40SAMark Boucher 1771289 | 019320.60
41AusShane Watson 142822119172216319.00
42IreKyle McCallan337502333521019318.60
43SLChamara Silva309397309315.40
44SLFarveez Maharoof39362198264916312.40
45NZJames Franklin6558228533890.58307.00
46SAAndre Nel1521862721105303.60
47BanSaqibul Hasan 202353130236570.59296.60
48IreLangford-Smith 67723291396709285.20
49BanMohammad Rafique 4278330243280.59284.20
50NZCraig McMillan2032410110135309283.20
51IndVirender Sehwag 16413903260203280.80
52KenSteve Tikolo155189597114403274.00
53SACharles Langeveldt10471327360130.57272.40
54AusBrad Hodge 15211741736105266.20
55BanSyed Rasel 16341239372807260.40
56WIMarlon Samuels216285212914411.58260.20
57IreBoyd Rankin 154513243561209247.80
58PakImran Nazir190175103245.00
59NZBrendon McCullum 1178613 | 109240.20
60EngRavinder Bopara 16521515672218236.60
61NZPeter Fulton251347107229.40
62WIShivnarine Chanderpaul315517209226.40
63AusAndrew Symonds 1481273129122207226.00
64ZimElton Chigumbura61491116136603224.60
65IreAndre Botha 621311181294517222.40
66IreAndrew White128173289109318221.80
67BanMohammad Ashraful 216267072009213.00
68PakIftikhar Anjum5177073120513207.40
69EngJames Anderson 080330438809206.00
70WICorey Collymore22230268380607205.60
71NZJeetan Patel011183266705202.00
72IreNiall O'Brien 2163749 | 019201.80
73SLRussel Arnold1031282466130.59200.40
74IreKevin O'Brien 1702631100108308193.00
75BanAftab Ahmed 1281516383110.59188.00
76EngSajid Mahmood 250259288816187.40
77WIJerome Taylor37410306384607186.40
78EngMonty Panesar 330028338470.58186.20
79IndYuvraj Singh 13611601518003178.60
80BanTamim Iqbal 172275619178.00
81EngIan Bell 211349218176.80
82CanSunil Dhaniram 81871147162403176.00
83SAMakhaya Ntini15201293378607172.40
84NZLou Vincent101127033172.40
85WIDwayne Smith49300111138406169.40
86CanJohn Davison81752130174203169.20
87SAAshwell Prince107134228164.80
88IreJeremy Bray 212338209163.60
89ZimSean Williams951101799020.53160.00
90WIDenesh Ramdin 849413 | 009157.80
91SLUpul Tharanga219364209156.80
92IndZaheer Khan 16220122174503151.60
93IndMunaf Patel 25321105159403147.60
94PakUmar Gul1120172138403145.40
95EngEd Joyce 152221305142.20
96NLRyan ten Doeschate1281482151120203140.60
97KenThomas Odoyo 4678011414440.53138.80
98IndSachin Tendulkar645804972203138.20
99IndSourav Ganguly 16226602224103132.40
100PakMohammad Sami174404490402122.80
101IndAjit Agarkar 10271112168403121.80
102NLWilliam Stelling1415596402121.60
103ZimStuart Matsikenyeri107128266003120.40
104ZimGary Brent12211108120502120.20
105BerSaleem Mukuddem 0406990502119.80
106PakShoaib Malik9211113330103115.20
107SLDilhara Fernando221159212405114.00
108WIDevon Smith99145113111.00
109BanMushfiqur Rahim 1312733 | 029106.60
110AusMichael Hussey 87116509106.20
111NZHamish Marshall819810.53100.60
112PakShahid Afridi16100202430195.20
113NZRoss Taylor9813310594.60
114PakMohammad Hafeez15342547830293.20
115CanAshif Mulla 8310110390.20
116ZimChristopher Mpofu110016617441387.20
117PakInzamam ul-Haq7410340385.60
118CanIan Billcliff 10416010385.00
119KenMaurice Ouma751550 | 12384.00
120EngLiam Plunkett 3137116013840383.80
121PakKamran Akmal42743 | 21383.80
122ScotColin Smith851291 | 10381.80
123IndMahendra Dhoni29295 | 20379.80
124IndAnil Kumble 000385530178.00
125KenJimmy Kamande 2943011014420376.80
126NZMichael Mason05213416530576.00
127EngAndrew Strauss 8312620475.20
128ZimVusumuzi Sibanda689530375.00
129NLTim de Leede3558111210830375.00
130IreEoin Morgan 9117970973.80
131ZimBrendan Taylor871784 | 10.5373.60
132CanGeoff Barnett 8812900372.80
133IndRahul Dravid8111200372.40
134SAJustin Kemp25583616620.5770.40
135ScotMajid Haq3570012110140369.80
136IreWilliam Porterfield 17237950965.80
137KenPeter Ongondo 724114614440365.00
138KenRavindu Shah 8112600361.20
139BerDavid Hemp 901271321200361.00
140BerDean Minors 48641 | 10359.80
141NLMohammad Kashif001294220157.60
142BerKevin Hurdle 611213913830356.60
143ScotJohn Blain41630907820352.00
144ScotGlenn Rogers3249111411020351.80
145BanHabibul Bashar10522950951.80
146PakYounis Khan374735600351.20
147PakDanish Kaneria640937830250.20
148KenCollins Obuya 3144181800.5350.20
149BerLionel Cann 44400887210349.60
150NLDarron Reekers3833010610210349.20
151CanAbdool Samad 601131856420348.80
152KenTanmay Mishra 376120.5347.20
153ZimTawanda Mupariwa0309111420245.80
154KenHiren Varaiya 52319813810.5345.00
155PakMohammad Yousuf5511300110344.40
156AusStuart Clark 000194810143.40
157NLMark Jonkman020576720243.00
158ScotPaul Hoffmann2519110410210341.40
159CanAshish Bagai 621233 | 00340.60
160CanKevin Sandher260586020137.20
161SARobin Petersen12161617210236.80
162SLMalinga Bandara17190535810136.20
163NLDaan van Bunge38492603110335.60
164ZimProsper Utseya58110115600332.40
165NLPeter Borren2624114110820331.20
166CanAnderson Cummins 1011014915020330.20
167NLBas Zuiderent539500330.00
168IndHarbhajan Singh 172308312000228.60
169IndRobin Uthappa 304810326.60
170SLNuwan Kulasekara151306600225.80
171ZimAnthony Ireland001384210124.60
172WIIan Bradshaw2662016717420322.60
173NLJeroen Smits3123 | 10321.40
174ScotDougie Brown6410211269010321.40
175ScotRyan Watson5310700320.40
176CanUmar Bhatti 1130011013410319.20
177ZimEdward Rainsford110444210114.80
178CanGeorge Codrington 781706010114.60
179NLEric Szwarczynski244200214.40
180CanDesmond Chumney 275100113.20
181WILendl Simmons142610112.20
182ScotFraser Watts336900210.80
183ScotCraig Wright528175841028.80
184EngStuart Broad55132360017.80
185BerDelyone Borden 2174072602036.80
186ZimTerry Duffin12220016.40
187BanShahriar Nafees 31761066.20
188KenTony Suji 1429015180014.20
189ScotNeil McCallum25641023.80
190IreJohn Mooney 2345136300023.00
191BanShahadat Hossain 020515400.512.60
192ZimChamu Chibhabha276921160032.60
193BanJaved Omar 551411032.20
194BerSteven Outerbridge 9200022.00
195WIKieron Pollard1017020180010.80
196IreKenneth Carroll 021860010.20
197SALoots Bosman000010.00
198CanQaiser Ali 616001-0.80
199PakAzhar Mahmood22102546001-1.00
200KenLameck Onyango 163507760102-1.00
201ZimFriday Kasteni924002-1.20
202PakNaved-ul-Hasan112914954001-2.00
203IrePeter Gillespie 28001-2.40
204ScotNavdeep Poonia16002-2.80
205BerOliver Pitcher 2881103-3.80
206BerClay Smith 05001-4.00
207BerJaneiro Tucker 13334131132003-5.80
208KenDavid Obuya 522002-7.60
209NLLuuk van Troost51015924102-8.80
210NLAlexei Kervezee1754002-9.20
211ScotDewald Nel0002418001-9.60
212BerMalachi Jones 1827442101-10.80
213NZDaryl Tuffey0004036001-11.20
214EngJamie Dalrymple 62236960003-11.60
215ScotGavin Hamilton1144003-13.20
216BerIrvine Romaine113202918003-18.20
217NLAdeel Raja81406147001-18.60
218KenNehemiah Odhiambo 0003318001-18.60
219BanTapash Baisya 0003517001-21.40
220IrePaul Mooney 0104021001-24.00
221BerDwayne Leverock 10391182141203-27.40
222CanHenry Osinde 1307656002-31.60
223NZMark Gillespie28310973002-38.00

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 still four Australians, two South Africans, two Sri Lankans, and one New Zealander in this list.

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.

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

Bravo has jumped to the top of the list after his exceptional performance against England.

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

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    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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