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Home > Cricket > The Cup > Statistics

MVP Day 15-16: Matthew Hayden

Srinivas Bhogle | March 29, 2007 17:25 IST

After his 158 in 143 balls, Matthew Hayden is the most valuable player (MVP) by a long mile. Jayasuriya drops to the third place and Styris continues to be in the top five.

RankCountryPlayerRunsBallsCtRcBbWRun OutMTotalAVG
1AusMatthew Hayden 259211102354.2177.1
2NZScott Styris8711312542201145.2145.2
3SLSanath Jayasuriya13511413671102228.6114.3
4NZJacob Oram63830253610187.487.4
5AusMichael Clarke 133122102173.486.7
6AusRicky Ponting126127202160.480.2
7SLLasith Malinga020819270215979.5
8NZShane Bond00019602017777
9SAGraeme Smith13313403030002152.876.4
10SAJacques Kallis13417329090102145.672.8
11SLMuttiah Muralitharan11149114402144.472.2
12SAAB De Villiers927520213467
13SLKumar Sangakkara(wk)84933| 202128.664.3
14AusBrad Hogg 560117120602128.264.1
15SACharles Langeveldt115012112060.5212160.5
16IreKyle McCallan20240356010157.857.8
17WIShivnarine Chanderpaul10712500211457
18AusShane Watson 47351779011211457
19WIDaren Powell5907711440211356.5
20EngPaul Nixon (wk)42411| 00156.256.2
21SLTillakaratne Dilshan587612130112111.255.6
22NZJames Franklin001435420153.253.2
23WIDenesh Ramdin (wk)52436| 00299.649.8
24EngKevin Pietersen 609202600149.249.2
25EngJames Anderson 000394820147.447.4
26AusNathan Bracken 0006510830293.446.7
27EngLiam Plunkett 29340434210145.445.4
28WIDwayne Bravo9100848440289.244.6
29IreDave Langford-Smith 870335410144.644.6
30WIBrian Lara778300287.643.8
31SLChaminda Vaas0104210220286.843.4
32AusGlenn McGrath 0009310240284.642.3
33WIIan Bradshaw000275410140.240.2
34BanMohammad Ashraful 456300139.639.6
35SAHerschelle Gibbs48703127939.5
36WIChris Gayle20371528420278.639.3
37SAAndre Hall81309311730278.239.1
38AusAdam Gilchrist (wk) 49512| 10277.238.6
39AusShaun Tait 0001041054027638
40SAMakhaya Ntini7919410230271.435.7
41WIMarlon Samuels3139181841127035
42SLRussel Arnold55780171910269.834.9
43SLChamara Silva61750026231
44SLMahela Jayawardene5810101259.229.6
45NZCraig McMillan273400126.826.8
46EngAndrew Flintoff 011174800125.625.6
47EngMonty Panesar 00047601012525
48IreJeremy Bray 417200124.424.4
49BanMohammad Rafique 7170486010124.424.4
50SLUpul Tharanga38502024623
51AusAndrew Symonds 3131151361024422
52BanAftab Ahmed 121620121.221.2
53NZBrendon McCullum (wk)004| 0012020
54SAMark Boucher (wk)22272| 00232.416.2
55SLFarveez Maharoof59167841023216
56WIRamnaresh Sarwan6512910231.815.9
57BanSaqibul Hasan 420049601011515
58EngPaul Collingwood 31540201800113.213.2
59BanSyed Rasel 010586010113.213.2
60BanTamim Iqbal 6710111.411.4
61EngMichael Vaughan265200110.410.4
62IreAndrew White1829113700110.410.4
63IreEoin Morgan 18340018.88.8
64IreNiall O'Brien (wk) 11190| 0016.86.8
65WIDwayne Smith9700212.46.2
66WIJerome Taylor10180104108102126
67AusMichael Hussey 142100211.25.6
68NZStephen Fleming7110015.25.2
69IreAndre Botha 28560353600155
70SAShaun Pollock2031012910801.528.64.3
71IreKevin O'Brien 1746113180013.63.6
72SARobin Petersen48022300013.63.6
73BanHabibul Bashar18471013.43.4
74EngEd Joyce 021013.43.4
75SAJustin Kemp6222024.42.2
76SAAshwell Prince13001-0.4-0.4
77NZRoss Taylor01001-0.8-0.8
78IreWilliam Porterfield 02001-1.6-1.6
79BanShahriar Nafees 03001-2.4-2.4
80NZJeetan Patel0004248001-3.6-3.6
81IreJohn Mooney 0102224001-3.6-3.6
82NZLou Vincent06001-4.8-4.8
83NZDaniel Vettori0005360001-5-5
84EngIan Bell 519001-5.2-5.2
85WICorey Collymore1205660001-7.6-7.6
86EngJamie Dalrymple 31212924001-8.4-8.4
87IreBoyd Rankin 0003830001-14-14
88BanMushfiqur Rahim (wk)6330| 001-14.4-14.4
89BanMashrafe Mortaza 71406660001-15.2-15.2
90BanAbdur Razzak 0208660101-15.6-15.6

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:

Recall that pure batsmen have rounded, smiling faces with wide noses; batting all-rounders have rounded faces with a taller nose and bigger ears, while bowlers have tapered faces with tall, thin noses and big ears.

The more the batsmen smile, the more runs they have scored. The bigger the bowler's ears, the more wickets he has taken.

See below the faces of the nine highest scoring batsmen in the Super Eight:


See below the faces of the nine highest wicket-taking bowlers in the Super Eight:


Finally, take a look at the graph below:

The chart averages the points obtained by players of the same country. Looking at the chart today, one might guess that Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa and New Zealand would go through to the semi-finals, and in that order.


This list and the Chernoff faces 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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