Liam Plunkett

 

Moeen Ali

 

Jimmy Anderson

  

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PLUNKETT TOPS TEST MVP AS BIG GUNS GATHER IN COUNTY RACE – 26/06/14


 

England FTI MVP Summer 2014
  Player Batting Bowling Field Capt. Wins Pld Pts Average
1Anderson, James16.99221.80605.01225020.82
2Root, Joseph154.108.781205.01318013.84
3Ballance, Gary140.33-0.401005.01215512.91
4Broad, Stuart31.65117.98203.0715522.09
5Jordan, Chris30.58101.951005.01114813.41


England might have suffered defeat across all three forms to a spirited Sri Lankan side this Summer, but the FTI MVP Rankings point to some strong showings from the new recruits. There were hundreds in their second Test matches for Gary Ballance, Sam Robson and Moeen Ali, while Chris Jordan and Liam Plunkett lead the overall and the Test FTI MVP respectively.

Prior to the Lord’s Test, Plunkett’s previous Test had been against the West Indies back in 2007. He took seven wickets at an average of 45 in that three-match series with an economy rate of 3.54. Throw it forwards seven years and the economy rate hasn’t changed much (3.57) but he’s rediscovered the knack of getting wickets. He took 11 wickets in the two Tests against Sri Lanka, at an average of 30 with nine coming at his home ground of Headingley (5-64 and 4-112).

Moeen Ali, whose heroic 108 not out nearly saved the match for England, sits third in the Test FTI MVP with 162 runs and three wickets from the two games. Ali faced 281 deliveries during his second-innings vigil, caressed 17 of them to the boundary and was resolute in defence for most of the others. His strike rate of 41 runs per 100 balls for the series and 38.43 for that innings reflected the situation of the match. In the LV= County Championship (LV=CC) this season he’s scored 371 runs at 61 runs per 100 balls. Last year, he notched up 1375 LV=CC runs, at a rate of 56 runs per 100 balls.

Sandwiched between Plunkett and Ali in the Test FTI MVP is Jimmy Anderson, who sits joint top of the overall MVP with Jordan. The scorebook will show Anderson as having recorded a pair at Headingley, but the only statistic that hints at the drama of the final overs is the balls faced (55). Had he safely negotiated another two, England would have held on for a draw. Anderson has been the most successful Test cricketer England has had, since the Rankings began back in 2007. His skill with the ball has been the primary reason for this, of course, but his courage with the bat must not be overlooked either. This campaign he has scored 21 runs off 76 balls (SR 12 runs per 100 balls!) and taken 20 wickets, 12 of which have come in the two Tests.

 

ENGLAND TEST FTI MVP


PLAYER

BAT

BOWL

FIELD

CAPT

WINS

PLAYED

AVE

POINTS

Plunkett

8.11

45.71

0

0

0

2

54

26.91

Anderson

1.06

52.66

0

0

0

2

54

26.86

Ali

33.58

12.80

1

0

0

2

47

23.73

Root

43.54

-0.90

2

0

0

2

45

22.32

Ballance

37.75

0

2

0

0

2

40

19.88

 


COUNTY FTI MVP


Meanwhile, in the County FTI MVP there was more encouraging news for England – with Ben Stokes taking a ten-wicket match haul in just his fourth LV=CC game of the season. Stokes bowled Durham to victory over Sussex at the Riverside with figures of 7-67 and 3-54 to take his LV=CC tally to 20 wickets, to go with 172 runs. Stokes points-per-game ratio is higher in the LV=CC (28.06) than the leader of the FTI MVP Tom Smith (25.39). Smith, has been an ever-present for Lancashire this season and has had a terrific t20 Blast, too.

Smith looks determined to hang on to top spot and the first prize of £10,000. He scored 79 and returned figures of 4-26 and 3-56 as Lancashire ran out easy winners over Northants. But if he needs reminding of the enormity of his task, he only needs to look over his shoulder. Four of the five most successful County players in Rankings history (inception 2007) are in the current top ten. Samit Patel, Peter Trego, Darren Stevens and Jim Allenby are ranked first, second, third and fifth in the all-time list with Marcus Trescothick – the man missing – fourth. Trego is up to seventh after scoring a blistering hundred at Trent Bridge, while Allenby’s wickets and runs have seen him climb steadily to fourth immediately behind Patel and Stevens.

 

OVERALL FTI MVP

 

 

County

Batting

Bowling

Fielding

Captain

Wins

Played

Points

Ave

Smith

Lancs

135.75

147.20

8

0

6

16

297

18.56

Patel

Notts

170.46

77.81

10

0

6

15

264

17.62

Steven

Kent

107.04

133.39

9

0

4

14

253

18.09

Vince

Hants

215.03

9.18

13

3

8

15

248

16.56

Patel

Warks

46.64

169.42

7

0

7

13

230

17.70


Previous winners                             Points

2013    Moeen Ali                                600                 

2012    Peter Trego                             501

2011    Marcus Trescothick                597

2010    Neil Carter                               643

2009    Marcus Trescothick                632

2008    Martin Van Jaarsveld             553

2007    Ottis Gibson                            736

 

The Formula

The FTI MVP is a cumulative points system that rewards players for every run scored, wicket taken and catch held - and, how well they do it. A player achieves bonus points based in certain criteria. An overview of the formula is set out below:

Batting + Bowling + Fielding + Captaincy + Winning = Total MVP points

Batting: The basis of the batting points take into account runs scored, the rate scored at, and the percentage of the team's total. Batting bonus points are achieved for reaching a century, achieving a benchmark run-rate (varies per tournament, i.e. 1.5 runs per ball in the Twenty20), and scoring over 30% of a team's runs

Bowling: The basis for the bowling points take into account the number of wickets and economy rates. Bowlers achieve higher points for getting out higher order batsmen Bowling bonus points are achieved for achieving a benchmark economy rate (varies per tournament, i.e. fewer than 6 runs per over in Twenty20), taking 5 or more wickets in an innings, and bowling maidens.

Fielding: Points are accumulated for catches, run outs - direct hits, run outs – assists, stumpings, with bonuses for 5 fielding dismissals in an innings.

Captaincy: A captain of a winning side will receive one bonus point

Winning teams: 

All members of a winning team receive one bonus point.

 

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