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Sehwag leads MVP race

Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji | November 24, 2008

India's ODI team is playing incredible cricket, with practically every player in peak form. But who are the players offering the greatest value to the team at the moment?

In One-Day Internationals, batsmen offer the best value if they score a lot of runs with good strike rates, bowlers if they take a lot of wickets at good (low) economy rates and fielders if they take the most catches or make the most run outs.

The most valuable player index (MVPI) collapses a player's all-round performance into a suitable 'run equivalent'.

Table 1, below, confirms that Virender Sehwag [Images] and Yuvraj Singh [Images] have so far been India's most valuable players this season.

Table 1: India's most valuable players in the 2008-09 ODI season (18 matches so far):
RankPlayerRunsBallsStr RateBat PtsBbRcWEcoBowl PtsCt StRun OutsField PtsMMVPI
1V Sehwag 721568126.9968.726325075.7144.24020121133
2Yuvraj Singh 685643106.5834.237231195.0224.02010171068
3MS Dhoni [Images] 70080387.2730.8000-0.0274.5247.518978
4G Gambhir 67970496.4771.3000-0.07.016017831
5Suresh Raina 62766494.4700.7182207.3-7.0929518789
6Zaheer Khan [Images] 197326.0-22.8458272153.6484.730.527.59489
7Munaf Patel [Images] 2018111.125.0388275124.3348.311309403
8H Singh 255446.35.0370278124.5330.321358370
9Irfan Pathan [Images] 10512683.3105.0460416105.4217.31059327
10Rohit Sharma 28941270.1234.7834203.027.231.552.517314
11P Kumar 162564.011.2495417115.1270.530.527.510309
12RP Singh 81942.10.2420413125.9237.022609297
13Yusuf Pathan 9689107.9117.828627665.8112.340.532.511263
14Piyush Chawla [Images] 2728.6-1.8322295115.5248.31056252
15Ishant Sharma 81942.10.2480486126.1214.030159229
16Pragyan Ojha 274658.715.725817354.0167.030155198
17Virat Kohli 15923966.5118.8000-0.030.527.55146
18M Gony 00-0.0947624.952.3000252
19R Uthappa 376160.723.2000-0.0000323
20S Badrinath 398744.85.5000-0.02010316
21S Tendulkar112152.44.5000-0.02010115

Runs (scored) | Balls (faced) | Strike rate | Bat-pts: Batting points | Bb: Balls bowled | Rc: Runs conceded | W: Wickets taken | Eco: Economy rate | 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.

Sehwag tops the list with a MVPI of 1133; this contribution is even more noteworthy because he has played in only 12 of the 18 ODI matches played so far this season. Yuvraj is second after his two electric centuries and a four-wicket haul.

Zaheer Khan is sixth because he has played in only nine ODI matches so far this season. But he should soon climb into the top five if he keeps taking wickets (15 so far) at such a remarkable economy rate (3.6 runs per over).

Sachin Tendulkar [Images] has played just one ODI match this season; but we would do well to remember that he was India's most valuable ODI player in the preceding 2007-08 season.

Yuvraj and Andrew Flintoff [Images] have been their country's most valuable players so far in the ongoing India-England ODI series. At this point of time, Yuvraj seems to be the favourite to bag the player of the series award.

Table 2: The most valuable players in the India-England ODI series (4 matches so far)
RankPlayerTeamRunsBallsStrike RateBat PtsBbRcWEcoBowl PtsCt StRun OutsField PtsMMVPI
1Yuvraj Singh IND319242131.8436.313811354.9127.00004563
2V Sehwag IND223210106.2271.09010046.775.020104356
3A Flintoff ENG114114100.0133.019816745.198.00004231
4Owais Shah ENG17017398.3195.8000-0.020104206
5G Gambhir IND17519390.7189.2000-0.030153204
6Stuart Broad [Images] ENG4840120.062.721021466.1111.020104184
7Zaheer Khan IND1714.3-3.818012864.3172.030154183
8Harbhajan IND81080.07.719216565.2145.010.517.54170
9K Pietersen ENG11412690.5123.0666716.113.001254161
10Munaf Patel IND010.0-0.814210954.6134.301254159
11MS Dhoni IND9211480.789.0000-0.071604149
12Samit Patel ENG859193.494.212015737.918.011304142
13Yusuf Pathan IND6848141.796.0528339.635.30004131
14Ravi Bopara [Images] ENG11813289.4126.0000-0.00004126
15Ian Bell [Images] ENG8410084.084.7000-0.02010495
16Suresh Raina IND486178.745.2000-0.02135480
17G SwannENG109111.112.5726835.767.0000280
18Ishant Sharma IND00-0.08410147.269.0105274
19P Collingwood ENG445481.543.0545816.412.02010465
20Rohit Sharma IND426267.732.3000-0.000.512.5345
21S Harmison ENG6785.76.210212537.435.0000241
22Matt Prior [Images] ENG478654.722.3000-0.02010432
23S TendulkarIND112152.44.5000-0.02010115

Runs (scored) | Balls (faced) | Strike rate | Bat-pts: Batting points | Bb: Balls bowled | Rc: Runs conceded | W: Wickets taken | Eco: Economy rate | 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 and Purnendu Maji work for Cranes Software International [Get Quote] Limited, Bangalore.




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