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Who are the successes of IPL 2009?

By Srinivas Bhogle
Last updated on: May 19, 2009 12:39 IST
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IPL's second season will end soon. We still have 6 matches to go, and we'll surely see a few more outstanding individual performances. But the 'top 10' or 'top 20' list of this IPL's top performers is now unlikely to change.

Matthew Hayden settled down at the top of the list after about the 20th match, and he looks likely to stay there. He has scored 546 runs with remarkable consistency. His strike rate of 145 is equally remarkable in a tournament where average strike rates have dropped by more than 20 runs.

Player Team From Runs Strike Rate W Eco M MVPI Money ($) PVI Age
M Hayden CSK AUS 546 145.2 0 -- 11 650 375000 520 37
Suresh Raina CSK IND 394 147.0 5 6.0 12 591 650000 1006 22
Adam Gilchrist DC AUS 395 146.8 0 -- 13 581 700000 1119 37
AB de Villiers DD SA 452 134.5 0 -- 12 555 300000 464 25
Rohit Sharma DC IND 285 120.3 11 6.6 13 490 750000 1421 22
Brad Hodge KKR AUS 359 118.9 7 7.3 11 480 100000 188 34
Jean-Paul Duminy MI SA 363 113.8 4 5.4 12 442 950000 1966 25
Yuvraj Singh KXI IND 334 121.0 6 7.1 13 441 1063750 2240 27
Yusuf Pathan RR IND 234 139.3 7 6.9 12 406 475000 1071 26
Irfan Pathan KXI IND 182 124.7 15 7.7 13 404 925000 2126 24
Dwayne Bravo MI WI 218 107.4 11 7.8 10 395 150000 336 25
Ravindra Jadeja RR IND 281 113.8 6 6.5 12 385 30000 71 20
Dinesh Karthik DD IND 248 138.5 0 -- 12 384 525000 1171 23
MS Dhoni CSK IND 302 131.9 0 -- 12 380 1500000 3611 27
RP Singh DC IND 8 47.1 19 6.7 13 340 875000 2391 23
Lasith Malinga MI SL 0 0.0 17 6.0 12 337 350000 951 25
Sachin Tendulkar MI IND 318 121.4 0 9.7 12 335 1121250 3065 36
Ashish Nehra DD IND 1 100.0 17 6.7 11 318 400000 1059 30
Shane Warne RR AUS 90 103.4 14 7.4 12 317 450000 1299 39
Sanath Jayasuriya MI SL 221 115.7 7 8.1 11 313 975000 2801 39
K Sangakkara KXI SL 325 103.2 0 -- 13 311 700000 2092 31
T Suman DC IND 191 134.5 5 6.4 9 306 30000 85 25
B McCullum KKR NZ 276 117.4 0 -- 11 305 700000 2067 27
Harbhajan Singh MI IND 72 156.5 8 6.0 12 295 850000 2639 28
Tillakaratne Dilshan DD SL 282 118.0 0 6.5 12 294 250000 729 32
Anil Kumble BRC IND 15 83.3 13 5.9 12 288 500000 1487 38
Jacques Kallis BRC SA 274 111.8 4 8.4 11 287 900000 2641 33
Dwayne Smith DC WI 215 162.9 1 8.9 6 285 100000 291 26
Abhishek Nayar MI IND 189 127.7 4 5.9 12 281 100000 325 25
M Muralitharan CSK SL 7 100.0 11 5.7 11 278 600000 1941 37
Munaf Patel RR IND 28 140.0 14 7.4 10 269 275000 906 25
M Jayawardene KXI SL 219 132.7 0 -- 10 264 475000 1595 31
Albie Morkel CSK SA 77 145.3 12 8.2 11 262 650000 2231 27
Pragyan Ojha DC IND 1 14.3 13 6.1 12 254 30000 108 22
A Symonds DC AUS 174 151.3 3 7.6 5 251 1350000 1612 34
Praveen Kumar BRC IND 63 146.5 9 7.4 9 236 300000 1034 22
Piyush Chawla KXI IND 27 84.4 11 6.9 13 229 400000 1620 20
Herschelle Gibbs DC SA 215 101.4 0 -- 11 220 575000 2358 35
Amit Mishra DD IND 13 86.7 11 6.9 9 217 30000 112 26
Ross Taylor BRC NZ 210 131.3 0 13.0 7 215 100000 366 25

If we look at the Indian players, we find Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma in the top five. Both are up there because they have worked a wee bit harder and because their involvement has been deeper. Ravindra Jadeja too displayed similar qualities, but he's a notch or two below because he's a little less talented - and because he's also lately trying to be a bit of a showman like his brilliant captain.

The Pathan brothers are always great value for money, and you wonder where Yuvraj might have been if he had batted the way he really can.

The next table shows how IPL's most expensive players are faring. Note that for the $1million plus players, even a PVI of 2500 is very hard to sustain.

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 302 131.9 0 -- 12 380 1500000 3611 27
A Symonds DC AUS 174 151.3 3 7.6 5 251 1350000 1612 34
Sachin Tendulkar MI IND 318 121.4 0 9.7 12 335 1121250 3065 36
Sourav Ganguly KKR IND 189 92.6 2 8.1 12 154 1092500 6486 36
Yuvraj Singh KXI IND 334 121.0 6 7.1 13 441 1063750 2240 27
Rahul Dravid BRC IND 174 125.2 0 -- 9 197 1035000 4273 36
Sanath Jayasuriya MI SL 221 115.7 7 8.1 11 313 975000 2801 39
Jean-Paul Duminy MI SA 363 113.8 4 5.4 12 442 950000 1966 25
Ishant Sharma KKR IND 16 123.1 11 6.9 11 210 950000 4067 20
Irfan Pathan KXI IND 182 124.7 15 7.7 13 404 925000 2126 24
Jacques Kallis BRC SA 274 111.8 4 8.4 11 287 900000 2641 33
Brett Lee KXI AUS 22 81.5 5 5.9 4 118 900000 2621 32
RP Singh DC IND 8 47.1 19 6.7 13 340 875000 2391 23
Harbhajan Singh MI IND 72 156.5 8 6.0 12 295 850000 2639 28
Virender Sehwag DD IND 109 139.7 0 -- 8 140 833750 4764 30
Chris Gayle KKR WI 171 119.6 1 7.6 7 196 800000 2280 29
Robin Uthappa BRC IND 157 104.7 0 -- 11 169 800000 3990 23
Rohit Sharma DC IND 285 120.3 11 6.6 13 490 750000 1421 22
Gautam Gambhir DD IND 212 98.1 0 -- 12 162 725000 3836 27
Adam Gilchrist DC AUS 395 146.8 0 -- 13 581 700000 1119 37
K Sangakkara KXI SL 325 103.2 0 -- 13 311 700000 2092 31
B McCullum KKR NZ 276 117.4 0 -- 11 305 700000 2067 27
Jacob Oram CSK NZ 62 95.4 5 8.1 9 132 675000 4465 30
David Hussey KKR AUS 89 193.5 0 8.5 3 121 675000 1841 31
Manoj Tiwary DD IND 9 69.2 0 11.0 2 13 675000 >5000 23
Suresh Raina CSK IND 394 147.0 5 6.0 12 591 650000 1006 22
Albie Morkel CSK SA 77 145.3 12 8.2 11 262 650000 2231 27
Tyron Henderson RR SA 11 73.3 1 7.5 1 18 650000 >5000 34
Daniel Vettori DD NZ 30 100.0 7 7.8 6 153 625000 3156 30
S Sreesanth KXI IND 5 27.8 4 8.9 6 21 625000 >5000 26
M Muralitharan CSK SL 7 100.0 11 5.7 11 278 600000 1941 37
Mashrafe Mortaza KKR BAN 2 100.0 0 14.5 1 -12 600000 >5000 25
Herschelle Gibbs DC SA 215 101.4 0 -- 11 220 575000 2358 35
Dinesh Karthik DD IND 248 138.5 0 -- 12 384 525000 1171 23
Anil Kumble BRC IND 15 83.3 13 5.9 12 288 500000 1487 38
Yusuf Pathan RR IND 234 139.3 7 6.9 12 406 475000 1071 26
M Jayawardene KXI SL 219 132.7 0 -- 10 264 475000 1595 31
Graeme Smith RR SA 212 98.1 0 -- 12 162 475000 2681 28
Shane Warne RR AUS 90 103.4 14 7.4 12 317 450000 1299 39
Mark Boucher BRC SA 135 133.7 0 -- 8 183 450000 1970 32
Ravi Bopara KXI ENG 138 116.0 0 3.8 5 136 450000 1368 24
Zaheer Khan MI IND 8 72.7 6 6.8 6 123 450000 3025 30
Murali Kartik KKR IND 21 105.0 4 5.9 10 135 425000 2788 32

Andrew Symonds, J P Duminy, Rohit Sharma, Adam Gilchrist, Dinesh Karthik, Anil Kumble and Yousuf Pathan are currently proving to be highly paisa vasool.

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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