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Andre Russell leads MVP race, Warner not far behind

Last updated on: May 12, 2015 05:18 IST

Andre Russell of Kolkata Knight Riders has blasted his way to the top Rediff.com's Most Valuable Players ratings for the IPL with David Warner close on his heels. Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji present the updated MVP rankings!

David Warner

 

IPL 8 is past the half-way mark, and Andre Russell of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is emerging as the player offering the best performance at the lowest cost.

MVPI collapses a player's batting + bowling + fielding performance into a single 'run equivalent'.

Russell’s MVPI of 588  indicates that he has contributed the most ‘runs’ so far in IPL.

The captains of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) are just a little behind; David Warner has contributed 521 ‘runs’ while Jean-Paul Duminy has contributed 500 'runs', with Dwayne Bravo in between at 505 ‘runs’.

The analysis gets much more interesting when we bring in the player’s price; i.e., ask how much does the player earn for every ‘run’ that he contributes. By this measure – that we call the paisa vasool index (PVI) – Andre Russell’s value grows manifold. Bought at a value of about $100,000, every ‘run’ that Russell contributes costs KKR only $146, or Rs 8746. In contrast, the more expensive David Warner has to be paid $1382 for every ‘run’ scored!

The table below lists the details of the top 100 players ranked in terms of their MVPI. It is interesting to look at their PVI as well. A highly paid player like Rohit Sharma – although playing well – costs Mumbai Indians (MI) $4072, or about Rs 2.44 lakhs for every run scored. And if you consider Yuvraj Singh, DD is paying him a staggering Rs 6.78 lakhs for every ‘run’ scored.

Is it therefore any surprise that everyone wants to play the IPL?

Table: Most valuable players so far in PL 8 (as on midnight of May 10, 2015):

No Player Team From Runs 6s Strike Rate W Eco M MVPI Money Offered (US $) PVI(US$) PVI(INR)
1 Andre Russell KKR WI 287 17 197.9 11 7.8 11 588 100000 146 8746
2 David Warner SH AUS 423 15 156.7 0 - 11 521 916667 1382 82945
3 Dwayne Bravo CSK WI 143 2 130.0 17 7.5 11 505 666667 1037 62235
4 Jean-Paul Duminy DD SA 341 17 128.7 8 7.4 12 500 366667 629 37714
5 Ajinkya Rahane RR IND 438 11 130.7 0 - 11 458 1250000 2339 140362
6 Brendon McCullum CSK NZ 338 19 176.0 0 - 11 425 541667 1001 60084
7 Chris Gayle RCB WI 357 29 160.1 0 - 8 417 1583333 2712 162727
8 Robin Uthappa KKR IND 325 6 130.5 0 - 11 405 833333 1764 105820
9 Rohit Sharma MI IND 361 16 140.5 0 - 11 402 2083333 4072 244314
10 AB de Villiers RCB SA 303 14 165.6 0 - 10 398 1250000 2243 134602
11 Kieron Pollard MI WI 260 17 163.5 1 11.7 11 355 1250000 2767 165996
12 Virat Kohli RCB IND 335 14 120.1 0 5.5 10 352 2083333 4228 253653
13 Axar Patel KXI IND 139 6 116.8 11 8.4 11 346 125000 284 17031
14 Shreyas Iyer DD IND 349 19 126.9 0 - 12 341 433333 1089 65354
15 Bhuvneshwar Kumar SH IND 17 1 212.5 17 7.4 11 340 708333 1637 98214
16 Harbhajan Singh MI IND 102 8 159.4 12 7.7 10 334 916667 2156 129384
17 Dwayne Smith CSK WI 301 14 127.0 0 - 11 334 750000 1764 105860
18 MS Dhoni CSK IND 263 12 122.3 0 - 11 319 2083333 5131 307882
19 Ashish Nehra CSK IND 1 0 16.7 17 7.1 11 317 333333 826 49572
20 Nathan Coulter-Nile DD AUS 20 1 111.1 15 7.6 11 316 708333 1921 115280
21 Mitchell Starc RCB AUS 10 0 76.9 15 5.5 7 314 833333 1896 113740
22 Shikhar Dhawan SH IND 320 6 123.6 0 - 11 310 2083333 5280 316820
23 Steven Smith RR Aus 263 3 137.7 0 - 11 307 666667 1861 111680
24 Moises Henriques SH AUS 191 9 130.8 6 7.2 6 302 166667 434 26017
25 Suresh Raina CSK IND 266 13 123.1 1 5.9 11 300 1583333 4147 248810
26 David Wiese RCB SA 106 3 143.2 10 7.9 8 295 466667 1130 67797
27 Angelo Mathews DD SL 143 6 141.6 7 8.2 10 277 1250000 3868 232078
28 Parthiv Patel MI IND 213 4 136.5 0 - 9 275 233333 667 40000
29 Ambati Rayudu MI IND 219 11 142.2 0 - 10 268 666667 1955 117271
30 Gautam Gambhir KKR IND 288 4 117.1 0 - 11 266 2083333 6713 402793
31 Yusuf Pathan KKR IND 216 9 135.8 2 9.7 11 266 541667 1745 104726
32 Lasith Malinga MI SL 6 0 60.0 15 8 10 259 1583333 4803 288196
33 Piyush Chawla KKR IND 53 2 135.9 11 7.5 11 256 708333 2372 142299
34 Karn Sharma SH IND 78 5 136.8 9 7.6 11 256 625000 1918 115095
35 Lendl Simmons MI WI 277 7 119.4 0 - 8 255 50000 154 9244
36 Sanju Samson RR IND 165 6 127.9 0 - 11 254 666667 2250 134983
37 Kedar Jadhav DD IND 188 7 136.2 0 - 12 245 333333 1166 69971
38 George Bailey KXI AUS 228 7 139.9 0 - 10 244 541667 1744 104655
39 David Miller KXI SA 243 10 119.7 0 - 10 240 2083333 6820 409226
40 Ravi Bopara SH ENG 145 6 120.8 6 8 9 236 166667 555 33293
41 Shane Watson RR AUS 205 9 125.8 4 9.5 7 234 2083333 7631 457875
42 Wriddhiman Saha KXI IND 198 8 121.5 0 - 11 234 366667 1231 73871
43 Sandeep Sharma KXI IND 9 0 64.3 11 6.9 11 233 141667 478 28663
44 Imran Tahir DD SA 5 0 83.3 15 8.8 10 227 33333 126 7552
45 Faf du Plessis CSK SA 200 3 128.2 0 - 11 227 750000 2596 155758
46 Manish Pandey KKR IND 203 7 125.3 0 - 11 221 283333 1099 65934
47 Yuzvendra Chahal RCB IND 1 0 100.0 13 8.3 9 215 16667 55 3322
48 James Faulkner RR AUS 118 5 137.2 7 9.1 10 208 1583333 6525 391484
49 Ravichandran Ashwin CSK IND 26 0 173.3 8 6.1 8 207 916667 3479 208765
50 Mayank Agarwal DD IND 213 7 120.3 0 - 10 205 266667 1115 66899
51 Yuvraj Singh DD IND 205 8 117.1 1 8.2 12 202 2666667 11315 678925
52 Anureet Singh KXI IND 18 1 58.1 13 8.8 11 199 33333 132 7897
53 Murali Vijay KXI IND 227 7 108.1 0 7 10 198 500000 1984 119048
54 Ravindra Jadeja CSK IND 99 2 95.2 5 8.1 11 191 1250000 5142 308527
55 Deepak Hooda RR IND 125 11 186.6 1 8.5 11 182 66667 314 18838
56 Suryakumar Yadav KKR IND 146 8 136.4 0 - 11 179 116667 559 33520
57 Harshal Patel RCB IND 17 2 170.0 8 7.2 9 178 66667 268 16051
58 Chris Morris RR SA 56 4 200.0 5 7.6 8 178 233333 1124 67416
59 Brad Hogg KKR AUS 7 0 116.7 9 6.9 6 174 83333 411 24631
60 Dinesh Karthik RCB IND 101 3 123.2 0 - 10 173 1750000 7225 433526
61 Morne Morkel KKR SA 0 0 - 9 7.1 5 171 466667 2339 140351
62 Trent Boult SH NZ 0 0 - 8 8 6 171 633333 2910 174603
63 Pawan Negi CSK IND 91 4 189.6 2 8 4 168 16667 78 4677
64 Amit Mishra DD IND 8 0 66.7 9 7.7 12 165 583333 3030 181818
65 Jagadeesha Suchith MI IND 43 2 159.3 6 8.5 8 159 16667 82 4942
66 Dhawal Kulkarni RR IND 1 0 50.0 9 7.9 9 156 183333 1007 60440
67 Mitchell McClenaghan MI NZ 1 0 50.0 10 8.1 7 155 50000 253 15207
68 Naman Ojha SH IND 135 4 115.4 0 - 11 155 83333 422 25346
69 Karun Nair RR IND 143 5 130.0 0 - 11 154 125000 696 41744
70 Ishwar Pandey CSK IND 0 0 - 8 7.3 8 151 250000 1301 78051
71 Eoin Morgan SH ENG 150 8 122.0 0 - 6 151 250000 1301 78051
72 Stuart Binny RR IND 74 1 113.8 4 7.6 11 147 916667 5345 320700
73 Glenn Maxwell KXI AUS 118 7 143.9 1 10.2 8 140 1000000 5612 336735
74 Umesh Yadav KKR IND 0 0 0.0 9 8.8 10 139 433333 2672 160329
75 Ashish Reddy SH IND 56 4 180.6 3 8.3 5 138 33333 190 11387
76 Sunil Narine KKR WI 0 0 0.0 6 7 7 128 1583333 10603 636161
77 Saurabh Tiwary DD IND 96 4 139.1 0 - 5 125 116667 800 48000
78 Pravin Tambe RR IND 2 0 50.0 7 7.8 9 122 16667 117 7026
79 Corey Anderson MI NZ 114 6 117.5 1 8.3 4 119 750000 4952 297119
80 Mandeep Singh RCB IND 78 5 195.0 0 - 8 118 133333 807 48426
81 Tim Southee RR NZ 13 0 144.4 6 8.8 7 115 200000 1491 89441
82 Mitchell Johnson KXI AUS 31 1 86.1 9 9.4 9 109 1083333 7809 468545
83 Mohit Sharma CSK IND 4 0 50.0 8 8.7 11 109 333333 2403 144168
84 Unmukt Chand MI IND 102 2 122.9 0 - 6 108 108333 788 47288
85 Ryan ten Doeschate KKR NETH 61 3 135.6 0 4 6 95 166667 1504 90226
86 Lokesh Rahul SH IND 100 4 108.7 0 - 6 93 166667 1408 84485
87 Sarfaraz Khan RCB IND 75 2 174.4 0 - 7 93 83333 640 38402
88 Zaheer Khan DD IND 0 0 - 5 7.4 5 93 666667 6144 368664
89 Iqbal Abdulla RCB IND 20 0 111.1 4 7.9 5 87 108333 889 53366
90 Virender Sehwag KXI IND 99 3 117.9 0 - 8 86 533333 4873 292359
91 Albie Morkel DD SA 78 1 136.8 1 9.8 3 85 50000 504 30252
92 Hardik Pandya MI IND 42 5 182.6 1 8.5 4 85 16667 154 9244
93 Shaun Marsh KXI AUS 81 3 139.7 0 - 4 85 366667 3389 203361
94 Johan Botha KKR SA 31 1 206.7 1 8.1 4 77 166667 1855 111317
95 Domnic Muthuswami DD IND 1 0 33.3 4 7.2 6 73 125000 1468 88063
96 Praveen Kumar SH IND 13 0 68.4 6 9.3 10 70 366667 4116 246939
97 Sreenath Aravind RCB IND 0 0 - 4 6.8 1 69 50000 518 31056
98 Vinay Kumar MI IND 0 0 0.0 3 8.4 9 68 466667 5392 323529
99 Quinton de Kock DD SA 50 1 161.3 0 - 1 59 583333 8475 508475
100 Manoj Tiwary DD IND 57 1 101.8 0 - 5 49 466667 8163 489796
Purnendu Maji, Srinivas Bhogle