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Dwayne Bravo is currently the Most Valuable Player

By Srinivas Bhogle
June 17, 2009 23:07 IST
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It's hardly a surprise that players from the teams reaching the semi-finals have grabbed most of the places in the list of the 50 most valuable players of the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 at this stage.

The top twenty includes only three players who won't play the semi-finals: Yuvraj Singh (8), Kevin Pietersen (12) and Brendon McCullum (17).

Dwayne Bravo is currently the most valuable player because of his splendid all-round display. Three Pakistani bowlers figure in the top ten, suggesting that Pakistan is up there chiefly because of its bowlers.

Rank Player Team Runs Four Six Str W Eco M MVPI Age
1 Dwayne Bravo WI 154 12 6 148.1 8 8.4 5 317 25
2 Tillakaratne Dilshan SL 221 34 1 140.8 0 11.0 5 294 32
3 Lendl Simmons WI 150 22 1 140.2 6 9.2 4 282 24
4 AB de Villiers SA 185 16 6 160.9 0 -- 5 261 25
5 Jacques Kallis SA 174 21 3 129.9 3 7.1 4 256 33
6 Umar Gul PAK 17 1 1 170.0 12 6.3 5 254 25
7 Shahid Afridi PAK 47 4 1 130.6 8 5.7 5 239 29
8 Yuvraj Singh IND 153 10 9 154.5 1 7.0 5 233 27
9 Saeed Ajmal PAK 0 0 0 -- 11 5.6 5 220 31
10 Ajantha Mendis SL 4 1 0 400.0 10 5.6 5 212 24
11 Roelof van der Merwe SA 1 0 0 11.1 9 5.3 5 200 24
12 Kevin Pietersen ENG 154 19 4 152.5 0 9.0 4 199 29
13 Lasith Malinga SL 3 0 0 100.0 11 7.5 5 195 25
14 Chris Gayle WI 130 13 6 138.3 1 6.4 4 194 29
15 Younis Khan PAK 142 10 3 147.9 0 -- 5 188 31
16 Wayne Parnell SA 0 0 0 -- 8 5.5 5 178 19
17 Brendon McCullum NZ 107 14 1 115.1 0 -- 5 170 27
18 Sanath Jayasuriya SL 136 17 4 128.3 1 9.4 5 170 39
19 Mahela Jayawardene SL 151 17 2 126.9 0 -- 5 168 32
20 Kamran Akmal PAK 128 9 4 116.4 0 -- 5 166 27
21 Dale Steyn SA 0 0 0 -- 8 6.5 5 163 26
22 Kyle McCallan IRL 11 1 0 73.3 8 7.0 5 162 33
23 Stuart Broad ENG 22 2 1 200.0 6 6.5 5 161 23
24 Luke Wright ENG 113 15 1 134.5 1 8.3 5 161 24
25 Johan Botha SA 10 3 0 166.7 6 5.6 5 160 27
26 Alex Cusack IRL 36 3 1 156.5 8 9.0 5 157 28
27 Graeme Smith SA 139 20 1 113.0 0 -- 5 156 28
28 Rohit Sharma IND 131 12 3 122.4 1 7.5 5 154 22
29 Harbhajan Singh IND 27 4 1 142.1 5 6.6 5 152 29
30 A Redmond NZ 101 18 1 177.2 0 -- 3 146
31 Gautam Gambhir IND 148 16 1 109.6 0 -- 5 138 27
32 Muttiah Muralitharan SL 0 0 0 0.0 5 5.5 5 138 37
33 Kumar Sangakkara SL 113 8 2 103.7 0 -- 5 137 31
34 Pragyan Ojha IND 0 0 0 -- 7 6.2 3 136 22
35 Martin Guptill NZ 102 6 5 129.1 0 -- 5 135 22
36 Trent Johnston IRL 23 0 2 143.8 6 7.9 4 135 35
37 Ravi Bopara ENG 145 14 1 112.4 0 -- 5 134 24
38 Yusuf Pathan IND 65 4 3 151.2 2 7.6 5 130 26
39 Scott Styris NZ 81 1 4 119.1 2 8.0 5 128 33
40 Kyle Coetzer SCO 75 4 5 159.6 0 -- 2 117 25
41 Herschelle Gibbs SA 109 11 2 122.5 0 -- 5 114 35
42 Zaheer Khan IND 4 0 0 133.3 7 8.4 5 114 30
43 Nathan McCullum NZ 9 1 0 60.0 5 5.3 5 111 28
44 Niall O'Brien IRL 81 8 3 106.6 0 -- 4 107 27
45 Shoaib Malik PAK 86 9 0 110.3 1 7.9 5 106 27
46 Owais Shah ENG 106 8 4 108.2 0 -- 5 105 30
47 Graeme Swann ENG 15 0 0 93.8 5 6.9 4 104 30
48 Mashrafe Mortaza BAN 44 1 3 183.3 2 7.4 2 100 25
49 Ian Butler NZ 3 0 0 100.0 6 7.5 5 100 27
50 Kyle Mills NZ 4 1 0 57.1 5 7.8 4 98 30

There are almost as many Irishmen as Indians in the top 50 list; and some of India's best players like M S Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Suresh Raina and Ishant Sharma don't even make it to the top 50!

Srinivas Bhogle works for TEOCO Software Pvt Ltd. Purnendu Maji carried out the statistical analysis.

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