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The top 40 paisa vasool list after 43 matches

By Srinivas Bhogle
May 14, 2009 16:08 IST
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After the first 43 matches of IPL's second season, Matthew Hayden already looks poised to become this year's most valuable player, especially because Chennai Super Kings seem quite certain of entering the semi-finals. Only an injury can halt Hayden's successful march.

Just behind him is another 'retired' Australian: Adam Gilchrist, who played another blazing knock last night against Delhi Daredevils.

Even last year two Australians topped the IPL MVP list: Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh.

An Indian supporter will find sufficient reassurance if he looks down the list: many of the players selected for India's Twenty20 World Cup team are performing well: Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja … etc.  Only Dinesh Karthik will be missed.

Table 1: The 40 most valuable players so far in IPL 2009 (after 43 matches)

Player Team From Runs Strike Rate W Eco M MVPI Money ($) PVI Age
M Hayden CSK AUS 426 151.6 0 -- 9 517 375000 508 37
Adam Gilchrist DC AUS 329 146.2 0 -- 11 481 700000 1143 37
Suresh Raina CSK IND 309 147.1 4 5.6 9 469 650000 971 22
AB de Villiers DD SA 362 134.1 0 -- 10 453 300000 473 25
Rohit Sharma DC IND 211 106.6 10 5.9 11 380 750000 1551 22
Yusuf Pathan RR IND 216 145.0 7 6.9 10 373 475000 982 26
Jean-Paul Duminy MI SA 297 114.2 4 5.5 10 368 950000 1991 25
Yuvraj Singh KXI IND 296 130.4 3 7.7 11 363 1063750 2304 27
Dwayne Bravo MI WI 212 110.4 9 7.8 10 362 150000 320 25
Ravindra Jadeja RR IND 215 109.1 6 5.8 10 324 30000 71 20
Brad Hodge KKR AUS 240 110.6 6 7.4 9 308 100000 246 34
Dinesh Karthik DD IND 193 138.8 0 -- 10 304 525000 1233 23
RP Singh DC IND 8 53.3 16 6.5 11 296 875000 2327 23
Lasith Malinga MI SL 0 -- 15 6.1 10 291 350000 929 25
Irfan Pathan KXI IND 144 116.1 11 7.8 11 290 925000 2506 24
Sachin Tendulkar MI IND 267 122.5 0 9.7 10 288 1121250 3009 36
Dwayne Smith DC WI 215 162.9 1 8.9 6 285 100000 251 26
Tillakaratne Dilshan DD SL 239 133.5 0 6.2 10 285 250000 627 32
MS Dhoni CSK IND 221 139.0 0 -- 9 279 1500000 3767 27
Harbhajan Singh MI IND 64 173.0 7 5.6 10 268 850000 2449 28
M Jayawardene KXI SL 219 132.7 0 -- 10 264 475000 1389 31
T Suman DC IND 160 136.8 4 6.7 7 249 30000 88 25
Ashish Nehra DD IND 0 -- 15 7.6 9 249 400000 1124 30
Pragyan Ojha DC IND 1 14.3 13 6.0 10 249 30000 93 22
Shane Warne RR AUS 84 100.0 11 7.6 10 248 450000 1400 39
Jacques Kallis BRC SA 274 112.3 2 9.0 10 247 900000 2817 33
Anil Kumble BRC IND 15 83.3 11 6.2 11 232 500000 1692 38
Sanath Jayasuriya MI SL 175 114.4 5 8.4 9 227 975000 3256 39
Piyush Chawla KXI IND 26 83.9 11 7.2 11 204 400000 1541 20
Ishant Sharma KKR IND 16 123.1 11 7.0 10 203 950000 3606 20
K Sangakkara KXI SL 226 100.4 0 -- 11 198 700000 2774 31
Pradeep Sangwan DD IND 1 25.0 12 7.5 10 198 30000 108 18
Abhishek Nayar MI IND 121 117.5 4 5.9 10 197 100000 391 25
Shadab Jakati CSK IND 13 162.5 11 7.2 5 197 30000 98 28
David Warner DD AUS 148 121.3 0 -- 5 197 250000 816 22
M Muralitharan CSK SL 3 60.0 9 6.0 8 197 600000 2091 37
Chris Gayle KKR WI 171 119.6 1 7.6 7 196 800000 2280 29
Dirk Nannes DD AUS 0 -- 11 7.1 10 195 70000 256 33
MN van Wyk KKR 167 126.5 0 -- 5 193 50000 181
L Balaji CSK IND 2 66.7 12 8.0 8 190 30000 108 27
Rahul Dravid BRC IND 166 125.8 0 -- 8 190 1035000 4047 36

The next table shows how IPL's most expensive players are faring.

Table 2: The 40 most expensive players so far in IPL 2009 (after 43 matches)

Player Team From Runs Strike Rate W Eco M MVPI Money ($) PVI Age
K Pietersen BRC ENG 93 109.4 4 6.5 6 160 1550000 4145 28
A Flintoff CSK ENG 62 117.0 2 9.5 3 81 1550000 4088 31
MS Dhoni CSK IND 221 139.0 0 -- 9 279 1500000 3767 27
A Symonds DC AUS 131 170.1 1 8.6 3 176 1350000 1646 34
Sachin Tendulkar MI IND 267 122.5 0 9.7 10 288 1121250 3009 36
Sourav Ganguly KKR IND 152 102.0 2 8.1 10 149 1092500 5666 36
Yuvraj Singh KXI IND 296 130.4 3 7.7 11 363 1063750 2304 27
Rahul Dravid BRC IND 166 125.8 0 -- 8 190 1035000 4047 36
Sanath Jayasuriya MI SL 175 114.4 5 8.4 9 227 975000 3256 39
Jean-Paul Duminy MI SA 297 114.2 4 5.5 10 368 950000 1991 25
Ishant Sharma KKR IND 16 123.1 11 7.0 10 203 950000 3606 20
Irfan Pathan KXI IND 144 116.1 11 7.8 11 290 925000 2506 24
Jacques Kallis BRC SA 274 112.3 2 9.0 10 247 900000 2817 33
Brett Lee KXI AUS 22 100.0 2 6.1 2 58 900000 3130 32
RP Singh DC IND 8 53.3 16 6.5 11 296 875000 2327 23
Harbhajan Singh MI IND 64 173.0 7 5.6 10 268 850000 2449 28
Virender Sehwag DD IND 98 158.1 0 -- 6 126 833750 4348 30
Chris Gayle KKR WI 171 119.6 1 7.6 7 196 800000 2280 29
Robin Uthappa BRC IND 151 103.4 0 -- 10 154 800000 4007 23
Rohit Sharma DC IND 211 106.6 10 5.9 11 380 750000 1551 22
Gautam Gambhir DD IND 196 99.5 0 -- 10 154 725000 3368 27
Adam Gilchrist DC AUS 329 146.2 0 -- 11 481 700000 1143 37
K Sangakkara KXI SL 226 100.4 0 -- 11 198 700000 2774 31
B McCullum KKR NZ 175 103.6 0 -- 9 185 700000 2861 27
Jacob Oram CSK NZ 55 110.0 3 8.2 6 102 675000 4349 30
David Hussey KKR AUS 43 159.3 0 10.0 1 50 675000 2520 31
Manoj Tiwary DD IND 9 69.2 0 11.0 2 13 675000 30566 23
Suresh Raina CSK IND 309 147.1 4 5.6 9 469 650000 971 22
Albie Morkel CSK SA 47 130.6 9 8.4 8 164 650000 2718 27
Tyron Henderson RR SA 11 73.3 1 7.5 1 18 650000 22896 34
Daniel Vettori DD NZ 29 103.6 7 8.4 5 145 625000 2781 30
S Sreesanth KXI IND 5 27.8 2 10.7 4 -24 625000 - 26
M Muralitharan CSK SL 3 60.0 9 6.0 8 197 600000 2091 37
Herschelle Gibbs DC SA 161 114.2 0 -- 9 189 575000 2307 35
Dinesh Karthik DD IND 193 138.8 0 -- 10 304 525000 1233 23
Anil Kumble BRC IND 15 83.3 11 6.2 11 232 500000 1692 38
Yusuf Pathan RR IND 216 145.0 7 6.9 10 373 475000 982 26
M Jayawardene KXI SL 219 132.7 0 -- 10 264 475000 1389 31
Graeme Smith RR SA 193 100.0 0 -- 10 153 475000 2399 28

The 'outstanding' (PVI below 1000) players are: Suresh Raina and Yusuf Pathan. The 'excellent' (PVI between 1000 and 1500) players are: Adam Gilchrist, Dinesh Karthik and Mahela Jayawardene. The 'very good' (PVI between 1500 and 2000) players include: Andrew Symonds, J-P Duminy, Rohit Sharma and Anil Kumble.

The players who are looking like poor buys (PVI over 4000) at the moment are: Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Robin Uthappa, Jacob Oram and S Sreesanth.

However, the two biggest shockers are Manoj Tiwary and Tyron Henderson!

Srinivas Bhogle now works for TEOCO Software Pvt Ltd. This note is based on the detailed IPL1 analysis carried out by Purnendu Maji in 2008. The paisa vasool index uses a model developed by M J Manohar Rao and Rajeeva L Karandikar
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