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Kohli jumps to second spot in MVP list

By Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji
March 29, 2016 11:31 IST

After playing one of the greatest Twenty20 knocks against Australia on Sunday, taking India into the World T20 semi-finals, it is no surprise that Virat Kohli (MVPI 206) has jumped to the second place in the MVP rankings.

Kohli is second to South African Quinton de Kock, and now that the Proteas are out of the competition, his only rivals for that spot can now be Joe Root (203) and Chris Gayle (185), with Mitchell Santner (183) and Martin Guptill (178) outsiders in the race.

It is still hard to find other Indians on the table: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (119) is the next best after Kohli, placed 32nd (not enough batting opportunities, and because the index has no points for captaincy).

Suresh Raina (106) and Ravindra Jadeja (103) find themselves in the low 30s.

The list has been dragged down to the top 100 to allow Shikhar Dhawan (37) to sneak in at the 98th place, but there's still no place in the top 100 for Rohit Sharma!

Kohli's batting, Dhoni's captaincy, and some decent bowling by Ashish Nehra, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja all mask the fact that only 5 or 6 Indians are truly performing (no wonder Dhoni talks of only 60% capability utilization!) and the openers are hugely under-performing.

Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji present Rediff.com's Most Valuable Players ratings.

Virat Kohli

IMAGE: Virat Kohli celebrates after the game against Australia in Mohali, march 27, 2016. Photograph: PTI

 

 

RankPlayerTeamRuns4s6sStrike RateWEconomyMMVPI
1 Quinton de Kock South Africa 153 18 6 143 0 - 4 212
2 Virat Kohli India 184 18 4 132.4 0 - 4 206
3 Joe Root England 168 14 7 150 0 13 4 203
4 Shane Watson Australia 96 9 4 150 5 7.4 4 197
5 Chris Gayle West Indies 104 6 11 208 2 5.7 3 185
6 Shahid Afridi Pakistan 90 7 7 183.7 4 7.4 4 184
7 Mitchell Santner New Zealand 22 2 0 104.8 9 5.7 4 183
8 Martin Guptill New Zealand 125 12 8 162.3 0 - 3 178
9 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 107 8 4 124.4 4 7.6 4 177
10 Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan 35 4 1 97.2 6 6.4 4 174
11 Ish Sodhi New Zealand 0 0 0 - 8 5 4 164
12 Usman Khawaja Australia 143 22 2 137.5 0 - 4 164
13 Glenn Maxwell Australia 109 8 4 129.8 2 7.6 4 162
14 Andre Russell West Indies 47 5 1 114.6 7 7.6 4 162
15 A B de Villiers South Africa 110 5 9 180.3 0 - 4 155
16 Dwayne Bravo West Indies 38 2 1 97.4 6 6.8 4 151
17 Jos Buttler England 123 10 6 151.9 0 - 4 149
18 Mustafizur Rahman Bangladesh 6 0 1 200 9 7.2 3 147
19 Tillakaratne Dilshan Sri Lanka 133 13 5 123.1 0 - 4 146
20 James Faulkner Australia 17 2 0 100 8 8.1 4 134
21 Thisara Perera Sri Lanka 80 6 4 145.5 3 10.3 4 132
22 Sharjeel Khan Pakistan 112 18 3 143.6 0 - 4 131
23 Samiullah Shenwari Afghanistan 79 7 2 136.2 1 5.8 4 130
24 Hashim Amla South Africa 120 13 4 134.8 0 - 4 129
25 Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka 114 6 6 118.8 1 6.9 3 128
26 Imran Tahir South Africa 0 0 0 - 6 5.2 4 127
27 Samuel Badree West Indies 2 0 0 100 6 5.5 4 126
28 Shoaib Malik Pakistan 96 7 3 165.5 0 9 4 126
29 Rashid Khan Afghanistan 32 3 2 114.3 5 7.6 4 126
30 Mohammad Shahzad Afghanistan 80 7 6 142.9 0 - 4 124
31 Grant Elliott New Zealand 46 4 0 115 3 5.4 4 120
32 M S Dhoni India 74 5 2 121.3 0 - 4 119
33 Jason Roy England 105 11 5 136.4 0 - 4 118
34 Jean-Paul Duminy South Africa 83 5 4 172.9 1 10.3 2 117
35 Andre Fletcher West Indies 106 8 6 120.5 0 - 3 110
36 David Willey England 20 0 2 117.6 6 8.1 4 107
37 Suresh Raina India 41 2 2 124.2 3 4.8 4 106
38 Ravindra Jadeja India 12 2 0 109.1 4 5.9 4 103
39 Faf du Plessis South Africa 98 11 2 112.6 0 - 4 103
40 Chris Jordan England 20 3 0 95.2 5 8.5 4 100
41 Najibullah Zadran Afghanistan 86 7 4 141 0 - 4 100
42 Sabbir Rahman Bangladesh 75 11 1 108.7 1 5.5 4 98
43 Kyle Abbott South Africa 0 0 0 - 7 8.1 3 98
44 Moeen Ali England 56 5 2 124.4 4 10.1 4 96
45 Adam Zampa Australia 2 0 0 200 5 6.3 4 91
46 Ahmed Shehzad Pakistan 108 14 0 102.9 0 - 4 89
47 Mahmudullah Bangladesh 76 8 1 118.8 1 9.4 4 86
48 Ashish Nehra India 0 0 0 0 4 5.9 4 86
49 Ross Taylor New Zealand 85 5 3 118.1 0 - 4 84
50 Kane Williamson New Zealand 91 11 1 102.2 0 3 4 83
51 Corey Anderson New Zealand 58 6 0 89.2 2 6.2 4 83
52 David Miller South Africa 48 4 3 200 0 - 4 82
53 Luke Ronchi New Zealand 47 3 2 156.7 0 - 4 81
54 Steven Smith Australia 83 8 1 120.3 0 - 4 80
55 Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan 69 7 2 146.8 0 - 2 79
56 Hardik Pandya India 16 2 1 114.3 5 10 4 77
57 Eoin Morgan England 61 2 3 132.6 0 - 4 77
58 Sulieman Benn West Indies 0 0 0 - 2 4.9 4 77
59 Asghar Stanikzai Afghanistan 86 3 6 108.9 0 - 4 77
60 Umar Akmal Pakistan 78 4 2 121.9 0 - 4 76
61 Chris Morris South Africa 16 2 0 94.1 5 8.9 3 74
62 Nathan McCullum New Zealand 0 0 0 0 3 4.2 2 72
63 Ben Stokes England 43 4 3 172 1 9.3 4 71
64 Colin Munro New Zealand 72 4 3 101.4 0 - 4 70
65 Marlon Samuels West Indies 88 15 0 100 0 - 4 70
66 Ravichandran Ashwin India 15 1 0 68.2 4 7.3 4 69
67 Jeffrey Vandersay Sri Lanka 3 0 0 37.5 3 5.2 3 69
68 Mitchell McClenaghan New Zealand 6 0 1 600 4 7.9 3 68
69 Rangana Herath Sri Lanka 6 0 0 60 3 6.2 4 66
70 Adam Milne New Zealand 2 0 0 100 3 6.9 3 63
71 Aaron Phangiso South Africa 4 0 0 80 3 5.6 2 62
72 Peter Nevill Australia 18 1 2 360 0 - 4 60
73 Yuvraj Singh India 52 2 2 100 1 6.3 4 58
74 Alex Hales England 45 8 0 121.6 0 - 3 56
75 David Wiese South Africa 28 2 0 107.7 1 8.2 3 55
76 Aaron Finch Australia 58 4 2 116 0 - 2 54
77 Johnson Charles West Indies 64 4 3 98.5 0 - 4 54
78 Al-Amin Hossain Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 5 9.3 4 53
79 Denesh Ramdin West Indies 36 1 0 69.2 0 - 4 53
80 Imad Wasim Pakistan 0 0 0 0 3 7 3 53
81 Jasprit Bumrah India 0 0 0 0 3 6.9 4 52
82 Mohammad Sami Pakistan 4 1 0 200 4 9.3 3 52
83 Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka 56 5 3 96.6 0 - 4 52
84 Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh 44 7 0 110 0 - 4 50
85 Tamim Iqbal Bangladesh 62 5 2 103.3 0 - 3 49
86 Shuvagata Hom Bangladesh 29 3 1 103.6 1 6.6 3 49
87 Shafiqullah Afghanistan 44 4 2 141.9 0 - 3 49
88 Adil Rashid England 0 0 0 - 4 9.5 4 47
89 Amir Hamza Afghanistan 4 0 0 50 3 7.2 3 47
90 Noor Ali Zadran Afghanistan 62 4 1 93.9 0 - 3 46
91 Mohammad Amir Pakistan 0 0 0 - 3 7.9 4 44
92 Mitchell Marsh Australia 30 1 2 103.4 1 7.6 2 42
93 Farhaan Behardien South Africa 0 0 0 - 2 5 1 42
94 Khalid Latif Pakistan 49 4 1 102.1 0 - 2 42
95 Liam Plunkett England 0 0 0 - 1 4.4 2 40
96 Milinda Siriwardana Sri Lanka 22 2 1 110 2 9 4 39
97 Kagiso Rabada South Africa 0 0 0 - 5 10.7 3 38
98 Shikhar Dhawan India 43 4 2 82.7 0 - 4 37
99 Wahab Riaz Pakistan 0 0 0 0 3 8.2 3 37
100 Gulbadin Naib Afghanistan 34 3 1 91.9 1 10.5 3 37
Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji
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