The upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League is very special as it will return to its old home and away matches format like it used to be played till the 2019 season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last three seasons were played in selected venues or the United Arab Emirates. IPL 2023 will be fiercely competitive, featuring top international and domestic cricket players. The IPL’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award recognizes consistent performances throughout the tournament.
The MVP award was introduced in 2008 as the “Man of the Tournament” title. In 2013, it was renamed as the MVP award. The player with the most points after the IPL final is presented with the award.
The MVP award ranking is determined by a unique rating system that awards players points for various contributions such as fours, sixes, wickets, dot balls, catches, run-outs, and stumpings. Each four earns a player 2.5 points, each six earns 3.5 points, each wicket earns 3.5 points, each dot ball earns 1 point, and each catch or stumping earns 2.5 points.
IPL Most Valuable Players From 2008 to 2022:
|2008||Shane Watson||Rajasthan Royals|
|2009||Adam Gilchrist||Deccan Chargers|
|2010||Sachin Tendulkar||Mumbai Indians|
|2011||Chris Gayle||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2012||Sunil Narine||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2013||Shane Watson||Rajasthan Royals|
|2014||Glenn Maxwell||Punjab Kings|
|2015||Andre Russell||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2016||Virat Kohli||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2017||Ben Stokes||Rising Pune Supergiant|
|2018||Sunil Narine||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2019||Andre Russell||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2020||Jofra Archer||Rajasthan Royals|
|2021||Harshal Patel||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2022||Jos Buttler||Rajasthan Royals|