The Most Valuable Player award in IPL was introduced from 2013 onwards in the tournament. The award was first given out in 2008 as the “Man of the Tournament”. However, it was redesignated the MVP prize from 2013. The MVP is determined by a unique scoring system that awards points for each and every four, six, wicket, dot ball, catch, run-out, and stumping. A player receives 2.5 points for each four, 3.5 points for each six, 3.5 points for each wicket, 1 point for each dot ball, and 2.5 points for each catch or stumping.
Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler has been named the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022’s most valuable player (MVP). Butler had an outstanding season with the bat. Hardik Pandya of the Gujarat Titans finished second, followed by Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell and RR pacer Prasidh Krishna in third and fourth place, respectively.
Most Valuable Player in IPL 2022
IPL Most Valuable Player : 2008-2022
|2022||Jos Buttler||Rajasthan Royals|
|2021||Harshal Patel||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2020||Jofra Archer||Rajasthan Royals|
|2019||Andre Russell||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2018||Sunil Narine||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2017||Ben Stokes||Rising Pune Supergiant|
|2016||Virat Kohli||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2015||Andre Russell||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2014||Glenn Maxwell||Punjab Kings|
|2013||Shane Watson||Rajasthan Royals|
|2012||Sunil Narine||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2011||Chris Gayle||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2010||Sachin Tendulkar||Mumbai Indians|
|2009||Adam Gilchrist||Deccan Chargers|
|2008||Shane Watson||Rajasthan Royals|
How are players selected for the IPL Most Valuable Player award?
Cricketers gain points for fours, sixes, wickets, catches, dot balls, and stumpings under a specific ranking system. The player receives 2.5 points for every four, with a maximum of 3.5 points. A catch or a stumping is worth 2.5 points, while a wicket is worth 3.5 points. Each dot ball delivered wins the bowler one point. The winner of this rankings receives the IPL Most Valuable Player award.
Who has won the Most Valuable Player title in the IPL the most times?
Andre Russell and Sunil Narine of the Kolkata Knight Riders have both been named the ‘Most Valuable Player in IPL’ thrice in their careers. Russell won it in 2015 and 2019, while Narine was named IPL MVP in 2012 and 2018.