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The Most Valuable Players in the Champions Trophy

By Srinivas Bhogle, Purnendu Maji
June 21, 2017 10:02 IST

Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji list the 50 Most Valuable Players in the 2017 Champions Trophy.

IMAGE: Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali celebrates a wicket during the ICC Champions Trophy. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

He didn't score a single run. He didn't need to.

Hasan Ali's bowling alone was enough for Pakistan to clinch the 2017 Champions Trophy.

Hasan Ali took 13 wickets at an economy rate of just 4.2 runs per over to emerge as the tournament's Most Valuable Player (with a MVPI 454).

Predictably, the finalists ran away with the top positions in the most valuable player list.

Shikhar Dhawan (404), who went into the final as the MVP, is placed second.

Fakhar Zaman (328) bursts into the top five with his outstanding century, followed by Hardik Pandya (322) who exploded with incandescence while fighting a lost cause.

The Most Valuable Player Index picks batsmen who score a lot of runs and score them quickly; bowlers who take wickets, and at low economy rates, and fielders who field the best (take a lot of catches, and participate in run outs).

The MVPI can be seen as a single 'run equivalent' aggregating a player's batting, bowling and fielding performance.

The table below shows the final MVPI position.

RankPlayerTeamRunsTop Score4s6sRuns/100 ballsWicketsEconomy/per ballMMVPI
1 Hasan Ali Pakistan 0 0 0 0 0 13 4.2 5 454
2 Shikhar Dhawan India 338 125 44 4 101.8 0   5 404
3 Virat Kohli India 258 96 26 4 98.9 0 5.4 5 337
4 Fakhar Zaman Pakistan 252 114 33 5 113 0 7.2 4 328
5 Hardik Pandya India 105 76 4 10 194.4 4 6 5 322
6 Rohit Sharma India 304 123 29 7 86.9 0   5 316
7 Joe Root England 258 133 19 3 97.7 0 6 4 314
8 Tamim Iqbal Bangladesh 293 128 25 7 86.2 0   4 308
9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar India 1 1 0 0 12.5 7 4.8 5 296
10 Josh Hazlewood Australia 1 1 0 0 20 9 4.8 3 278
11 Liam Plunkett England 24 15 2 1 100 8 6 4 276
12 Junaid Khan Pakistan 0 0 0 0 - 8 4.8 4 274
13 Adil Rashid England 19 12 1 0 79.2 7 4.8 3 270
14 Sarfraz Ahmed Pakistan 76 61 7 0 80 0   5 268
15 Kane Williamson New Zealand 244 100 21 3 92.4 0 9.6 3 264
16 Babar Azam Pakistan 133 46 12 1 74.7 0   5 263
17 Ben Stokes England 184 102 17 4 81.4 3 7.2 4 261
18 Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan 148 57 10 6 93.1 1 4.8 5 259
19 Eoin Morgan England 208 87 22 7 100.5 0   4 249
20 Mohammad Amir Pakistan 37 28 1 0 62.7 5 4.2 4 229
21 Mark Wood England 3 3 0 0 50 5 4.2 4 220
22 Azhar Ali Pakistan 228 76 20 3 74 0   5 209
23 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 168 114 16 1 86.6 0 6 4 209
24 Alex Hales England 164 95 16 4 99.4 0   4 206
25 Jasprit Bumrah India 1 1 0 0 11.1 4 4.8 5 202
26 Adam Milne New Zealand 28 11 3 0 107.7 6 6.6 3 201
27 Imran Tahir South Africa 1 1 0 0 14.3 5 4.2 3 201
28 Ravindra Jadeja India 15 15 0 0 57.7 4 6 5 198
29 Tim Southee New Zealand 12 10 2 0 109.1 5 4.8 3 187
30 Nuwan Pradeep Sri Lanka 6 5 1 0 40 6 6 3 179
31 Mitchell Starc Australia 0 0 0 0 0 5 4.8 3 177
32 Morne Morkel South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 5 4.2 3 172
33 Kusal Mendis Sri Lanka 127 89 17 1 96.2 0   3 167
34 Kedar Jadhav India 34 25 5 1 130.8 3 5.4 5 165
35 Shadab Khan Pakistan 14 14 1 1 87.5 4 5.4 4 162
36 Imad Wasim Pakistan 29 25 2 1 116 2 4.8 5 161
37 Niroshan Dickwella Sri Lanka 121 73 9 1 88.3 0   3 160
38 Mashrafe Mortaza Bangladesh 30 30 5 0 111.1 2 4.8 4 158
39 Hashim Amla South Africa 154 103 10 3 81.5 0   3 156
40 Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh 163 79 14 0 77.3 0   4 155
41 Mahmudullah Bangladesh 137 102 10 3 91.9 0 10.2 4 148
42 M S Dhoni India 67 63 7 2 98.5 0   5 147
43 Travis Head Australia 71 71 5 2 110.9 1 4.8 3 144
44 Faf du Plessis South Africa 137 75 8 0 83.5 0   3 142
45 Jos Buttler England 94 61 5 3 108 0   4 141
46 Ross Taylor New Zealand 148 63 15 0 74.4 0   3 140
47 Chris Morris South Africa 52 28 4 0 72.2 2 4.8 3 136
48 Suranga Lakmal Sri Lanka 26 26 3 0 70.3 3 6 3 134
49 Jake Ball England 2 2 0 0 33.3 4 6 4 133
50 Asela Gunaratne Sri Lanka 65 34 3 2 83.3 1 4.8 3 128

Srinivas Bhogle, Purnendu Maji
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