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IPL's best batsmen, bowlers and MVP

April 05, 2010 18:39 IST

This time we look at IPL3's best batsmen, best bowlers and the most valuable players (all data updated on the morning of April 5).

Best batsmen

The table below shows the 25 best batsmen so far. These are batsmen who have scored the most runs and at the best strike rate.

Jacques Kallis is first because he has scored a lot of runs, although his strike rate is below our average of 133.

Murali Vijay edges past Tendulkar because of his phenomenal strike rate of 175.

Besides Vijay, it is a joy to see to see Naman Ojha, Saurabh Tiwary and Manoj Tiwary also making it to the top 25.

Manoj Tiwary's move from DD to KKR has really helped him.

Notice the large numbers of openers on this list. In fact, there's hardly anyone on this list who bats lower than No 4.

Player Name

Team

Runs

Six

Four

Best score

Strike Rate

M

MVPI

Money offered ($)

PVI

Jacques Kallis

BRC

425

7

52

89

123.9

9

507

900000

1142

Murali Vijay

CSK

300

20

22

127

175.4

8

392

50000

82

Sachin Tendulkar

MI

349

1

52

72

140.7

8

377

1121250

1698

Yusuf Pathan

RR

278

21

19

100

179.4

9

506

475000

603

Naman Ojha

RR

307

14

34

94

148.3

9

393

30000

49

Virender Sehwag

DD

260

11

36

75

174.5

9

355

833750

1511

Robin Uthappa

BRC

232

17

13

68

177.1

9

334

800000

1538

Matthew Hayden

CSK

261

14

28

93

149.1

9

324

375000

745

David Warner

DD

240

13

20

107

155.8

6

330

250000

488

Saurabh Tiwary

MI

250

11

17

61

139.7

8

261

40000

87

Suresh Raina

CSK

251

10

19

83

138.7

9

336

650000

1242

M Jayawardene

KXI

212

5

23

110

149.3

8

280

475000

1092

Chris Gayle

KKR

211

12

19

88

148.6

5

280

800000

1226

Sourav Ganguly

KKR

277

8

31

88

114.0

9

248

1092500

2832

Dinesh Karthik

DD

216

6

22

69

141.2

9

368

525000

917

Adam Gilchrist

DC

178

10

18

54

174.5

8

280

700000

1429

Andrew Symonds

DC

232

8

19

53

122.8

8

424

1350000

1819

Irfan Pathan

KXI

180

8

14

60

160.7

9

372

925000

1600

Ravi Bopara

KXI

240

3

25

77

118.2

9

288

450000

1003

Herschelle Gibbs

DC

237

8

24

50

119.1

8

234

575000

1406

Virat Kohli

BRC

186

7

15

42

144.2

9

230

300000

840

Kumar Sangakkara

KXI

174

3

22

45

148.7

8

232

700000

1940

Yuvraj Singh

KXI

170

9

15

43

150.4

9

277

1063750

2466

Rohit Sharma

DC

185

9

12

49

136.0

8

246

750000

1745

Manoj Tiwary

KKR

184

4

20

75

136.3

8

208

675000

2086

Best bowlers

The next table shows IPL3's best bowlers so far. These are bowlers who have taken the most wickets at the best economy rate.

Amit Mishra has now overtaken Muttiah Muralitharan to top the list.

It is a surprise to see Anil Kumble in sixth place, although he has arguably been IPL3's best bowler.

There's an easy explanation for this: The RCB captain is choosing to bowl to the most lethal batsmen. He keeps them quiet -- only Kumble gives away less than a run a ball -- but can't get too many wickets; especially the easy end-innings wickets.

It is interesting that four of the top six places are bagged by spinners, although Shane Warne is down to No 17.

Finally, it is curious that Andrew Symonds is now looking more like a bowling all-rounder, while Irfan Pathan now looks like a batting all-rounder.

Player Name

Team

W

Eco

M

MVPI

Money offered ($)

PVI

Amit Mishra

DD

14

6.9

9

367

30000

53

M Muralitharan

CSK

12

6.9

9

283

600000

1361

Lasith Malinga

MI

11

6.6

8

295

350000

678

Pragyan Ojha

DC

12

7.8

8

262

30000

65

Zaheer Khan

MI

11

7.5

8

278

450000

925

Anil Kumble

BRC

8

5.9

9

240

500000

1339

Harbhajan Singh

MI

10

6.8

8

329

850000

1478

Andrew Symonds

DC

8

7.1

8

424

1350000

1819

Shaun Tait

RR

10

8.5

8

202

400000

1273

Chaminda Vaas

DC

8

6.7

5

223

200000

512

Vinay Kumar

BRC

9

8.3

8

179

30000

108

Murali Kartik

KKR

6

6.5

8

225

425000

1216

Dirk Nannes

DD

6

6.5

7

161

70000

280

Dale Steyn

BRC

7

7.4

8

184

325000

1135

Angelo Mathews

KKR

7

7.6

9

308

30000

63

Farveez Maharoof

DD

8

8.4

5

190

225000

763

Shane Warne

RR

6

7.4

9

153

450000

1891

Pradeep Sangwan

DD

7

8.0

6

140

30000

138

Albie Morkel

CSK

8

8.8

9

360

650000

1162

Irfan Pathan

KXI

8

8.9

9

372

925000

1600

Praveen Kumar

BRC

7

8.4

8

127

300000

1519

SE Bond

KKR

6

7.8

6

128

750000

3757

Ishant Sharma

KKR

7

9.0

6

115

950000

5311

L  Balaji

CSK

7

9.1

6

136

50000

237

Yusuf Pathan

RR

5

7.7

9

506

475000

603

Most valuable players

Finally we look at IPL3's 25 most valuable players. Jacques Kallis has edged out Yusuf Pathan to reclaim the top place … but neither has ever been third so far.

Andrew Symonds is having his best IPL, but it's still not enough to pull DC out of their deep hole.

Player Name

Team

Runs

Strike Rate

W

Eco

M

MVPI

Money offered ($)

PVI

Jacques Kallis

BRC

425

123.9

6

8.6

9

507

900000

1142

Yusuf Pathan

RR

278

179.4

5

7.7

9

506

475000

603

Andrew Symonds

DC

232

122.8

8

7.1

8

424

1350000

1819

Naman Ojha

RR

307

148.3

0

--

9

393

30000

49

Murali Vijay

CSK

300

175.4

0

--

8

392

50000

82

Sachin Tendulkar

MI

349

140.7

0

--

8

377

1121250

1698

Irfan Pathan

KXI

180

160.7

8

8.9

9

372

925000

1600

Dinesh Karthik

DD

216

141.2

0

--

9

368

525000

917

Amit Mishra

DD

9

100.0

14

6.9

9

367

30000

53

Albie Morkel

CSK

164

150.5

8

8.8

9

360

650000

1162

Virender Sehwag

DD

260

174.5

1

3.0

9

355

833750

1511

Suresh Raina

CSK

251

138.7

0

7.9

9

336

650000

1242

Robin Uthappa

BRC

232

177.1

0

--

9

334

800000

1538

David Warner

DD

240

155.8

0

--

6

330

250000

488

Harbhajan Singh

MI

62

200.0

10

6.8

8

329

850000

1478

Matthew Hayden

CSK

261

149.1

0

--

9

324

375000

745

Angelo Mathews

KKR

138

130.2

7

7.6

9

308

30000

63

Lasith Malinga

MI

0

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11

6.6

8

295

350000

678

Ravi Bopara

KXI

240

118.2

4

9.9

9

288

450000

1003

M Muralitharan

CSK

1

50.0

12

6.9

9

283

600000

1361

Adam Gilchrist

DC

178

174.5

0

--

8

280

700000

1429

Chris Gayle

KKR

211

148.6

3

9.0

5

280

800000

1226

M Jayawardene

KXI

212

149.3

0

--

8

280

475000

1092

Zaheer Khan

MI

23

255.6

11

7.5

8

278

450000

925

Yuvraj Singh

KXI

170

150.4

3

6.7

9

277

1063750

2466

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