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Sehwag leads India's MVP race


Srinivas Bhogle, Purnendu Maji and Soumya Hait | July 07, 2008

Last year, Virender Sehwag [Images] was not even sure of his place in the one-day team. But the dashing opener seems to have learnt from his past mistakes and has started the 2008-09 season with a big bang.

After nine one-dayers of the current 2008-09 season, Sehwag is India's most valuable player (MVP) by a long mile.

Players who score a lot of runs and quickly; take the most wickets and bowl most economically; or take the most catches or make the most run outs, are seen to offer their teams the greatest "value".

India ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, quite like the team that he leads, is ranked second best.

Suresh Raina, currently fourth, has started the season very well too, but Rohit Sharma (10) has been a trifle disappointing and Yusuf Pathan (12) even more so.

Robin Uthappa too has started the season very poorly. One eagerly awaits the return of Sachin Tendulkar [Images]. He was India's most valuable ODI player last season.

Table 1: India's most valuable players of the 2008-09 season (9 matches so far)

RankPlayerRunsBallsBat PtsBbRcWBowl PtsCt StRun OutsField PtsMMVPI
1Virender Sehwag498358697.7173150369.22010.08777
2MS Dhoni415440463.30000.0163.5167.59631
3Gautam Gambhir [Images]468452559.30000.02135.09594
4Suresh Raina422393516.56110-6.05150.09561
5Yuvraj Singh [Images]294293343.89687118.0000.08362
6RP Singh01-0.831828510230.01255.06284
7Piyush Chawla [Images]27-1.832229511248.3105.06252
8Irfan Pathan [Images]8684102.0328360788.3000.06190
9Praveen Kumar121610.73512966146.520.522.57180
10Rohit Sharma175257135.8241505.030.527.59168
11Ishant Sharma8190.23963728158.02010.07168
12Yusuf Pathan284121.8234193377.040.532.57131
13Pragyan Ojha617-2.2180136389.03015.03102
14Manpreet Gony000.09476252.3000.0252
15Robin Uthappa376123.20000.0000.0323


Runs (scored) | Balls (taken) | Bat-pts: Batting points | | Rc: Runs conceded | Bb: Balls bowled | W: Wickets taken | Bowl-pts: Bowling points | Ct/St: Catches taken / Stumpings | Run outs (participated) | Field-pts: fielding points | M: Matches played | Total (points) = sum of batting, bowling and fielding points | *Run outs are counted as 1 (wicket) for a direct hit, and 0.5 (wicket) if the fielder is an equal participant in a run out dismissal.

Sanath Jayasuriya [Images], with a MVPI of 574, was the most valuable player of the Asia Cup, followed closely by Sehwag (573) and Ajantha Mendis (570). The man of the series had to be one among this trio, and it proved to be the mysterious Mendis.

Table 2: The 50 most valuable players of the Asia Cup:

RankPlayerTeamRunsBallsStrike RateBat PtsBbRcWEcoBowl PtsCt StRun OutsField PtsMMVPI
1S Jayasuriya SL378297127.3508.5726225.248.010.517.55574
2V Sehwag IND348242143.8494.31139134.878.20005573
3Ajantha Mendis SL4629158.667.8252145173.5490.000.512.55570
4Suresh Raina IND372337110.4463.2000-0.031406503
5MS Dhoni IND32735891.3355.7000-0.01121056461
6K SangakkaraSL34534899.1400.0000-0.090.557.56458
7Younis KhanPAK29630298.0340.3313416.616.840205377
8M Muralitharan SL87114.310.2288184113.8331.020105351
9G Gambhir IND259256101.2304.7000-0.021356340
10Alok Kapali BAN17217598.3198.216616556.098.330155312
11Sohail Tanvir [Images] PAK7167106.086.2252241105.7219.00005305
12Shoaib Malik [Images] PAK21223092.2232.31088214.633.01054270
13C Kapugedera SL20922692.5229.7302505.00.001.537.56267
14Raqibul Hasan BAN19521889.4208.3000-0.041455253
15Iftikhar Anjum PAK107142.914.226221094.8233.31055253
16Misbah-ul-Haq PAK179166107.8219.7000-0.050255245
17N Kulasekara SL9210191.199.826021655.0125.71056231
18M Jayawardene SL17719789.8189.8000-0.050256215
19Amjad Ali UAE969799.0111.2000-0.0531002211
20RP Singh IND010.0-0.825823975.6151.012555205
21T Dilshan SL13415984.3135.5542412.746.030156197
22Abdur Razzak BAN385273.132.727824775.3159.70005192
23Yuvraj Singh IND157147106.8191.5363706.2-7.00005185
24Mohd Ashraful BAN16520182.1162.5000-0.030155178
25Chaminda Vaas [Images] SL437160.626.818013654.5139.00004166
26Zahid Shah UAE112055.05.31209864.9152.00002157
27Chamara Silva SL12615382.4124.5242115.324.01056154
28Thilan Thushara SL7666115.297.021020035.750.00005147
29Piyush Chawla IND00-0.015012865.1147.00003147
30Nasir Jamshed PAK10599106.1127.5000-0.010.517.52145
31Tamim Iqbal BAN15722968.6123.2000-0.040205143
32Bazid Khan PAK00-0.01089055.0125.01052130
33Salman Butt [Images] PAK12716178.9119.8613013.0-8.020105122
34Ishant Sharma IND81844.41.030028765.7113.01055119
35Khurram Khan UAE808890.986.712013326.717.030152119
36Mohd Yousuf PAK9810098.0112.7000-0.00005113
37Najeeb Amar HKN344182.933.81207523.875.00002109
38Rohit Sharma IND11616072.598.7241503.85.01056109
39Nadeem Ahmed HKN21513.3-8.510210346.182.021352109
40Pragyan Ojha IND61735.3-2.218013634.589.030153102
41Saeed Ajmal PAK00-0.01106633.6100.70002101
42M Rahim BAN10514870.986.7000-0.02010597
43S Hossain BAN060.0-5.020923266.792.2105592
44Mohd Tauqir UAE273675.024.0785324.162.0105291
45M Mortaza BAN407057.121.723424246.253.02010585
46Shahid Afridi [Images] PAK131586.713.522820135.364.0105483
47Sarfraz Ahmed PAK264656.513.7000-0.051.562.5576
48Mahmudullah BAN5712446.010.721619335.462.0000573
49M Udawatte SL677490.572.3000-0.0000172
50Yusuf Pathan IND040.0-3.319816224.953.020.522.5472


Runs (scored) | Balls (taken) | Bat-pts: Batting points | | Rc: Runs conceded | Bb: Balls bowled | W: Wickets taken | Bowl-pts: Bowling points | Ct/St: Catches taken / Stumpings | Run outs (participated) | Field-pts: fielding points | M: Matches played | Total (points) = sum of batting, bowling and fielding points | *Run outs are counted as 1 (wicket) for a direct hit, and 0.5 (wicket) if the fielder is an equal participant in a run out dismissal.

Srinivas Bhogle, Purnendu Maji and Arthur D'Silva work for Cranes Software International [Get Quote] [Get Quote] [Get Quote] Limited, Bangalore.



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