James Tredwell is the major success story of England’s ODI in India – 21/01/13
James Tredwell has been the major success story of England’s ODI campaign in India to date. The Kent off-spinner, fast becoming England’s ‘Mr Dependable’, has taken 7 wickets in the three matches and conceded his runs at just 4.48 runs per over. Tredwell has accumulated 36 FTI MVP points – twice as many as Ian Bell, who lies second in the Rankings. In the first match – a high-scoring affair in Rajkot – Tredwell took 4-44 to claim the Man-of-the-Match Award. He backed that up with 1-48 in Kochi, as England were soundly beaten before returning figures of 7-1-29-2 in Ranchi, in another emphatic win for India.
Bell has scraped into second in the ODI FTI MVP courtesy of his 85 off 96 balls in the first match in Rajkot. He made 25 off 43 in Ranchi, where he looked uncharacteristically out of touch. Bell was England’s standout ODI batsman of the summer when Kevin Pietersen’s retirement from the format gave him an opportunity at the top of the order. England will need fast starts from him in the remaining two matches.
Alastair Cook is another player averaging under 6 MVP points per game for this ODI series. The England captain looked like he might reel in the resting Graeme Swann at the top of the overall FTI MVP when he made 75 off 83 in Rajkot, but 5 points from his last two games makes Swann’s lead of 38 points a daunting one.
One player whose performances should not be underestimated is Samit Patel. He is second to Tredwell in the economy rate stats and top in the batting strike rate category. He has conceded his runs at just 4.92 runs per over and scores them at 140 runs per 100 balls. Kevin Pietersen is the next quickest in the series at 94 runs per 100 balls and then Cook at 79 runs per 100 balls.
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