Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan ended his most successful year in international cricket by becoming the most valuable player (MVP) in the recently-concluded India-Sri Lanka ODI series, with his fellow-opener Upul Tharanga just behind him.
Sadly, Sri Lanka's greatest ODI opener Sanath Jayasuriya had a terrible series: he scored just 20 runs, failed to take a single wicket and conceded a lot of runs at an economy rate of 8.4.
Sachin Tendulkar remained rock solid, and youngsters Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja signaled that they are now ready to play in the big arena.
Table 1: Most valuable players in India-Sri Lanka ODI series (4 matches)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has comfortably established himself as India's MVP in the current 2009-10 season, and Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag are climbing steadily -- although Tendulkar's break could see him fall below the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir. Table 2 provides all the details.