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Home > Cricket > The Cup > Statistics

MVP Day 22: Jayasuriya again

Srinivas Bhogle | April 04, 2007 19:14 IST

Sanath Jayasuriya remains the most valuable player (MVP) after Day 22. He faces the challenge of retaining his top place in today's match against England.

There are a few surprises in the MVP list: no one expected two hard-working New Zealand all-rounders like Scott Styris and Jacob Oram to be so high up. No one expected Chris Gayle to be # 52 and Shaun Pollock to be # 54 either.

A lot of things could still change; there are 19 more matches to be played in World Cup 2007.

RankCountryPlayerRunsBallsCt | StRcBbWRun outsMTotalAverage
1SLSanath Jayasuriya250215174122403452.60150.87
2AusMatthew Hayden 306250103417.00139.00
3NZScott Styris1672032103162703376.20125.40
4NZJacob Oram6383178141713291.4097.13
5NZShane Bond00065172703240.6080.20
6EngAndrew Flintoff 436326097402159.2079.60
7SAGraeme Smith17417903536103222.6074.20
8EngPaul Collingwood 12113605854102142.4071.20
9SLLasith Malinga02011512290.53209.0069.67
10SAJacques Kallis2002593110108103208.2069.40
11SACharles Langeveldt115016216290.53185.6061.87
12SLTillakaratne Dilshan979813254113179.8059.93
13SLMuttiah Muralitharan111108168603176.6058.87
14AusMichael Clarke 133122103173.4057.80
15NZStephen Fleming154169003172.8057.60
16WIDaren Powell7140154234804228.0057.00
17AusRicky Ponting126127403170.4056.80
18SLKumar Sangakkara911033 | 40.53166.6055.53
19AusAdam Gilchrist 108953 | 103165.0055.00
20AusGlenn McGrath 00098118703164.4054.80
21EngKevin Pietersen 108139026002107.6053.80
22SLChaminda Vaas01161150403159.2053.07
23EngPaul Nixon 61562 | 10297.2048.60
24AusNathan Bracken 00185132503145.6048.53
25IreTrent Johnston40351857820.5294.4047.20
26AusBrad Hogg 561137150603137.2045.73
27SAAB De Villiers9278303136.6045.53
28EngLiam Plunkett 29340434210145.4045.40
29EngMonty Panesar 0007812030290.0045.00
30SLMahela Jayawardene140214013132.8044.27
31SAAndre Hall8130130159503122.8040.93
32WIShivnarine Chanderpaul187263004163.6040.90
33AusShane Watson 4735181100113118.0039.33
34WIBrian Lara116136214157.2039.30
35IreAndrew White86942293100.53114.6038.20
36EngJames Anderson 000749030270.0035.00
37NZHamish Marshall657700268.4034.20
38IreBoyd Rankin 4809211440396.8032.27
39WIDwayne Bravo48640175174504129.0032.25
40IreKyle McCallan2836010015020395.2031.73
41SAAshwell Prince484710263.4031.70
42IreNiall O'Brien991442 | 00392.8030.93
43AusShaun Tait 00013212950391.2030.40
44SAMakhaya Ntini79110814430391.0030.33
45SAHerschelle Gibbs548551389.0029.67
46WIDenesh Ramdin69707 | 004117.0029.25
47EngSajid Mahmood 000344801128.4028.40
48NZDaniel Vettori00012617430385.2028.40
49SLChamara Silva8410600383.2027.73
50BanSyed Rasel 101908010220254.4027.20
51SLRussel Arnold59820263710380.0026.67
52WIChris Gayle741141147176204103.6025.90
53WIRamnaresh Sarwan12822412224104103.0025.75
54SAShaun Pollock2031014615021.5373.2024.40
55EngMichael Vaughan32650345410245.2022.60
56WIIan Bradshaw61709411420243.6021.80
57EngRavinder Bopara 10510121.0021.00
58BanAftab Ahmed 506221100360.2020.07
59IreLangford-Smith 2619010212610359.6019.87
60SLDilhara Fernando001194200119.6019.60
61WIMarlon Samuels43621818411475.6018.90
62NZBrendon McCullum009 | 10355.0018.33
63IreAndre Botha 60115010913210348.6016.20
64NZCraig McMillan609106900348.4016.13
65SLFarveez Maharoof591678410232.0016.00
66IreKevin O'Brien 29651394210229.6014.80
67SLUpul Tharanga467420342.8014.27
68SAMark Boucher22274 | 00342.4014.13
69NZJames Franklin0019910820340.4013.47
70BanMohammad Ashraful 547907200339.4013.13
71AusAndrew Symonds 31311675010339.2013.07
72WIJerome Taylor2327013615610337.2012.40
73WILendl Simmons142610112.2012.20
74BanMohammad Rafique 3753010610810336.0012.00
75IreEoin Morgan 489110328.209.40
76NZMichael Mason000184500218.009.00
77BanTamim Iqbal 387520326.008.67
78BanSaqibul Hasan 54970968310324.808.27
79BanHabibul Bashar5111110318.206.07
80IreWilliam Porterfield 4510320317.605.87
81IreJeremy Bray 418200316.405.47
82AusMichael Hussey 142100311.203.73
83SARobin Petersen48022300013.603.60
84WIDwayne Smith17150474800413.403.35
85BanJaved Omar 22510013.203.20
86NZPeter Fulton15320024.402.20
87SAJustin Kemp622214180034.801.60
88EngIan Bell 36931022.601.30
89EngEd Joyce 171021.400.70
90BanMashrafe Mortaza 34470127120003-0.60-0.20
91NZRoss Taylor01001-0.80-0.80
92BanShahriar Nafees 17002-3.60-1.80
93IreJohn Mooney 0102224001-3.60-3.60
94NZJeetan Patel0004248001-3.60-3.60
95NZLou Vincent06001-4.80-4.80
96BanMushfiqur Rahim8410 | 003-16.80-5.60
97WICorey Collymore17099114002-11.40-5.70
98BanAbdur Razzak 040139126103-17.40-5.80
99EngJamie Dalrymple 31212924001-8.40-8.40
100BanTapash Baisya 0003517001-21.40-21.40
101IrePaul Mooney 0104021001-24.00-24.00

Ct: Catches taken | St: Stumpings | Rc: Runs conceded | Bb: Balls bowled | W: Wickets taken | M: Matches played. *Run outs are counted as 1 for a direct hit, and 0.5 if the fielder is an equal participant in a run out dismissal.

Here's the Chernoff gallery of the top nine Super Eight players after Day 22.

Recall that batsmen have round faces and a short and wide nose. They smile more when they score more runs (see "Hayden").

Bowlers have tapered faces, big ears and a tall and thin nose. Bowlers have bigger ears if they take more wickets (see "Malinga").

Fielders who take a lot of catches have wide eyebrows (see "McCullum" in the image below), and those that participate in run out dismissals have bigger eyes (see "Pollock").

All-rounders have both batsmen's and bowler's features. Batting all-rounders have more batsmen's features (see "Jayasuriya").

Here are the faces of the nine highest scoring batsmen in the Super Eight (total runs / scoring rate). If two players have scored the same number of runs, the player with the higher points appears first.

Here are the faces of the nine highest wicket-taking bowlers in the Super Eight (wickets / no. of runs conceded per over). If two players have scored the same number of wickets, the player with the higher points appears first.

And finally, here are the faces of the nine most successful fielders in the Super Eight (fielding points | run outs / catches / stumpings.

We end off by looking at the names of players who have topped the MVP list from days 1-22. Jayasuriya is the only Sri Lankan on this list that is dominated by Australians and South Africans.


  • What is MVP?
  • MVP Day 21: Still Jayasuriya

    This list, the Chernoff faces and other charts have been prepared by my colleagues Debasish Ghosh and K Anil Kumar of Cranes Software International Limited using the SYSTAT software.

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