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Ponting still leads MVP table

Srinivas Bhogle | March 16, 2007 13:19 IST

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The Sri Lankans have made their appearance in the MVP table after comprehensively defeating Bermuda: With very impressive figures of 7-1-23-4, Maharoof enters the top five. Jayawardene 85 in just 90 balls brings him to the 8th place, and Sangakkara, who could be one of the stars of this WC, has started strongly.

Ireland's Jeremy Bray too has made a very impressive first appearance with a fine century. But Ricky Ponting still retains his top place after day 3.

RankCountryPlayerRunsBallsCt | StRcBbWMTotal
1AusRicky Ponting1139301151.60
2KenSteve Tikolo72762345421150.40
3WIDwayne Smith32150366031136.00
4IreJeremy Bray 11513711125.40
5SLFarveez Maharoof950234241120.60
6AusBrad Hogg 40150164311110.40
7PakIftikhar Anjum11180446031107.60
8SLMahela Jayawardene859011103.00
9WIDwayne Bravo16172425431101.60
10SLKumar Sangakkara76833 | 01100.60
11AusGlenn McGrath 00014363198.80
12KenMaurice Ouma58890 | 1190.80
13SLLasith Malinga00010303186.00
14ZimStuart Matsikenyeri73760660184.00
15PakShoaib Malik6254124240181.00
16SLChamara Silva55450174.00
17AusMatthew Hayden 60730173.60
18CanSunil Dhaniram 3435034541173.20
19IreTrent Johnston2024032601172.80
20ZimVusumuzi Sibanda67841171.80
21AusBrad Hodge 2928017361171.40
22KenJimmy Kamande 00025602171.00
23WIMarlon Samuels63700170.00
24AusAdam Gilchrist 46551 | 0165.00
25KenHiren Varaiya 00019601165.00
26ZimElton Chigumbura49121362161.60
27ZimSean Williams1413021361161.40
28IreKyle McCallan03056542156.80
29WIDaren Powell11042602155.20
30AusShaun Tait 00045482153.40
31IreAndrew White2848015181153.00
32PakUmar Gul01038542152.40
33ZimGary Brent312040602152.40
34SLMuttiah Muralidaran00028402152.00
35PakMohammad Hafeez1128039542151.80
36WICorey Collymore82027501151.40
37ScotColin Smith51760 | 1151.20
38AusShane Watson 1811118420147.80
39ScotMajid Haq1622049422147.00
40WIRamnaresh Sarwan49650146.00
41ZimChristopher Mpofu05058602146.00
42BerKevin Hurdle 63161542144.80
43BerLionel Cann 2832034301144.40
44KenTanmay Mishra 35541143.80
45BerSaleem Mukuddem 04050602142.80
46KenThomas Odoyo 00032481142.40
47CanGeoff Barnett 41500142.00
48SLChaminda Vaas00011361141.80
49ZimBrendan Taylor24403 | 1141.00
50WIBrian Lara37562139.20
51IreAndre Botha 17032601136.40
52WIJerome Taylor24038601134.80
53IreLangford-Smith 1517134540130.60
54CanAnderson Cummins 13032481130.00
55IreNiall O'Brien151 | 0127.00
56KenPeter Ongondo 00151601126.00
57IreEoin Morgan 21271125.40
58PakInzamam ul-Haq36651125.00
59PakKamran Akmal013 | 1124.20
60CanAshif Mulla 25391123.80
61CanUmar Bhatti 12044541123.60
62IreKevin O'Brien 102808121123.20
63SLSanath Jayasuriya22260123.20
64SLUpul Tharanga30470122.40
65PakDanish Kaneria00045541122.20
66AusNathan Bracken 00112360121.80
67ScotPaul Hoffmann00157601120.00
68IreBoyd Rankin 00143421119.60
69BerDavid Hemp 14181118.60
70ZimProsper Utseya13029600118.60
71CanIan Billcliff 34630117.60
72ScotGlenn Rogers619052601116.80
73PakMohammad Yousuf37720116.40
74ZimEdward Rainsford11044421114.80
75AusMichael Clarke 15200114.00
76WIDenesh Ramdin143 | 0113.80
77CanJohn Davison819031540113.00
78PakYounis Khan9131112.60
79SLTillakaratne Dilshan12150112.00
80BerDean Minors 431 | 0110.60
81PakImran Nazir63019.60
82ZimTerry Duffin1222016.40
83ScotCraig Wright42105860115.20
84CanAshish Bagai 19481 | 014.60
85AusMichael Hussey 46013.20
86SLRussel Arnold21013.20
87BerDwayne Leverock 1806760110.60
88KenCollins Obuya 00010.00
89BerJaneiro Tucker 4212506001-0.80
90CanQaiser Ali 61601-0.80
91WIChris Gayle2601-0.80
92ScotNavdeep Poonia1401-1.20
93CanAbdool Samad 15290231801-1.80
95ScotFraser Watts925001-2.00
96BerClay Smith 05001-4.00
97ScotRyan Watson620001-4.00
98IreWilliam Porterfield 06001-4.80
99ZimChamu Chibhabha1236001-4.80
100CanHenry Osinde 120313201-5.00
101BerOliver Pitcher 628101-5.40
102KenDavid Obuya 417001-5.60
103WIShivnarine Chanderpaul1963101-7.40
104ScotGavin Hamilton318001-8.40
105KenRavindu Shah 626001-8.80
106ScotJohn Blain000292401-9.80
107ScotDougie Brown19370865411-10.40
108BerIrvine Romaine010291801-15.40
109KenNehemiah Odhiambo 000331801-18.60
110BerDelyone Borden 6250271801-20.60

Ct: Catches | St: Stumpings | Rc: Runs conceded | Bb: Balls bowled | W: Wickets taken | M: Matches played

The Chernoff faces of the top nine players are shown below. Recall that the highest ranked player has the longest hair; the batsmen have round faces, eyes wide apart, smaller ears and a wider nose. The more they score, the more they seem to smile (see "Ponting", "Bray" or "Jayawardene"). The bowlers are quite the opposite: tapered faces, eyes close to each other, bigger ears and a longer nose (see "Maharoof", "Rao Iftikhar Anjum"), and pure bowlers have more grumpy faces than bowling all-rounders.


This feature is powered by Cranes Software. All the data collection and computer programming to calculate the MVP was carried out by K Anil Kumar and Debasish Ghosh of Cranes Software International Limited, Bangalore.


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