The FTI MVP in mid-June - 17/06/11
Sussex's strong start to the Friends Life t20 (FLt20) is reflected by the FLt20 FTI MVP rankings which show Luke Wright and Rana Naved in the top two positions and left-arm paceman Chris Liddle in ninth.
Wright, who hopes to be announced in England's one-day squad next week, has starred at the top of the Sussex innings cracking 224 runs at a strike rate of 150 runs per 100 balls including scores of 81 not out off 51 balls versus Essex at Chelmsford and 71 off 45 against Middlesex at Hove. He has contributed 26.11% of Sussex's competition runs hitting 24 fours and 7 sixes. Wright has also played an important part with the ball taking five wickets, whilst conceding runs at a respectable 6.17 runs per over.
Naved has been cleverly used towards the end of the innings often as a fifth bowler by Sussex. This has not limited his potency as 12 wickets in just 5 matches demonstrates. Rana has taken 2 or more wickets in four of his six matches with a best of 5-17 against Essex. He is one of the few frontline bowlers to go at less than a run-a-ball in the competition and has chipped in with useful lower order runs with 19 off 7 his best in the Middlesex match.
Marcus Trescothick is in third spot in the FLt20 FTI MVP after blitzing 108 in 61 balls against Essex at Chelmsford. The Somerset captain has hit 26 fours and 10 sixes in the competition scoring his runs at a strike rate of 157 runs per 100 balls and contributing over 26% of Somerset's runs. In the overall FTI MVP he has opened up a 50-point lead having scored 1372 runs with four Championship hundreds (he is ranked first in the LV=CC FTI MVP) and one apiece in the shorter forms.
Notts' overseas Aussies Dave Hussey and Adam Voges occupy the next two slots in the FLt20 FTI MVP and have been largely responsible for the county's strong start to the FLt20. The pair possess contrasting styles yet both score around the 160 runs per 100 balls mark. Hussey has hit 19 fours and 9 sixes in his 240 runs while Voges has 33 fours and 2 sixes in his 266 runs. Voges has been Mr.Consistent with 7 double-figure contributions from his 7 knocks, 5 of which have been 30 or better. His best was 74 off 46 balls against Yorkshire. Hussey has also earned points for his two wickets and for five wins as skipper.
This week has seen some tremendous individual performances. Sussex's Ollie Rayner, playing his first game in the FLt20 this year, took a remarkable 5-18 from his four overs to blow away a powerful Somerset top order at Hove, but then Kent locum Wahab Riaz went one better by notching a hat-trick in his five-for against Gloucestershire at Beckenham. Riaz then sat and watched as his county colleague and fellow Pakistani Azhar Mahmood struck 106 off 57 balls to take Kent to victory.
The FTI MVP Explained
For answers to all of your Rankings questions simply click on the links below.
Why reward a captain?
FTI MVP Extras
FTI MVP Video
To keep up to date with the England FTI MVP, visit www.thepca.co.uk. The leader board will update after the last game finishes of any round of matches.