Broad Nearing Second Most Valuable Player Title – 17/03/14
Injuries to Joe Root and Ben Stokes in the West Indies have strengthened Stuart Broad’s grip on the Winter FTI MVP Title, with just the World T20 matches left to come in the current campaign. Root broke his thumb in eight places during his innings of 107 in the third ODI in Antigua, whilst Stokes punched a locker after getting out first ball in the third T20 International in Antigua, fracturing his scaphoid. That leaves Tim Bresnan, who currently sits third behind Stokes, as Broad’s nearest challenger, needing to make up 55 points on his captain.
Broad played only the first of the three T20s against the West Indies due to a recurring patella tendonitis problem. He scored just five runs and conceded 26 runs from two overs, which saw him lose a point. However, he built up a significant points’ total, having scored 233 runs and taken 33 wickets across all forms this Winter – 155 and 21 of which were achieved in the Ashes. Broad was England’s standout player in the Ashes, taking the Winter Test FTI MVP Title before leading England to an ODI series win in the Caribbean. He is the leading MVP points’ scorer since the Rankings began back in 2007, and is one of the few England players to have been a fixture in all three formats of the game.
Bresnan has been getting stronger as the Winter has gone on. He came late into the Ashes’ fray, having rehabilitated an injury and playing just the Perth and Melbourne Test matches, but has now featured in eight ODIs and five T20Is. He averages 9.40 points per T20, which suggests he’ll have to perform out of his skin to mount a challenge in this campaign, but he has the ability to impact a game with bat and ball, which makes him a threat to an opposition and to Broad in the race for the FTI MVP title.
Ravi Bopara leads the T20 FTI MVP Rankings heading into the World T20. The Essex allrounder has become something of a white-ball specialist over the last few years, topping the T20 FTI MVP in 2011 and the ODI FTI MVP last Summer. He’s scored 137 T20 runs this Winter at the impressive rate of 151 runs per 100 balls, including 42 off 24 in the first match in Antigua and 65 off 27 in Hobart against Australia. Despite batting at number seven, he’s contributed over 15% of England’s T20 runs. His bowling has been just as effective, taking six wickets from 17 overs and conceding runs at the rate of just 5.82 per over. In Antigua, his figures read 4-0-23-2, 4-0-10-1 and 4-0-28-2. Bopara is 33 points clear of Bresnan in the T20 FTI MVP Rankings and has moved up to sixth overall, two points behind Jos Buttler who clinched the ODI FTI MVP Title.
Overall FTI MVP
The FTI MVP Explained
For answers to all of your Rankings questions simply click on the links below.
Why reward a captain?
Is there a difference in the divisions?
Why should a batsman be rewarded for scoring quickly?
Why reward a batsman for scoring 30% of his teams' total?
Why reward a batsman for scoring a century?
Why is a bowler who has a good economy rate considered valuable?
Why reward a bowler for taking five wickets in an innings?
Does each wicket a bowler takes have the same value?
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 at the end of each day's play. If you have any questions or require more information about the FTI MVP, please contact email@example.com.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,915 employees located in 24 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The company generated $1.58 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2012. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.
For more information on the FTI MVP ranking system, please visit www.thepca.co.uk.