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Summer FTI MVP Anderson Set to Hold the Title this Winter 21/11/13

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Summer FTI MVP Anderson Set to Hold the Title this Winter – 21/11/13 Lancashire bowler looking to repeat his success down under Jimmy Anderson will be hoping to pick up where he left off this Summer by retaining the England FTI Most Valuable Player Award this Winter. The Lancashire seamer took the title in September by just three points from fellow fast bowler, Stuart Broad, after capturing 47 wickets in seven Test matches and seven One Day Internationals. During the Ashes, he took just four wickets less than Graeme Swann, for whom England’s slow, low pitches were tailored. However, with extra bounce on their Australian equivalents this Winter, Anderson is expected to come into his own alongside England’s battery of tall quicks. The FTI MVP rewards players for every run scored, wicket taken and catch held across all three formats of the game. Bowlers receive higher marks for good economy rates in the FTI MVPs, bowling maidens and dismissing the top order, while batsmen are rewarded for high run rates and the percentage of the team’s runs they hit. Comparative data between England and Australia over the Summer Tests revealed that bowlers held the upper hand. Of the top five performers on either side, four were bowlers, with only Ian Bell in fourth place, bucking the trend. With 24 wickets, including two five wicket hauls, at an economy rate of 2.90, Ryan Harris was the highest-placed Australian in the table, in second place. His contribution netted him 136 FTI MVP points, ten behind Swann and just over eight more than Stuart Broad, and his average of 34 points per match was the highest of any player in the Series. Despite a number of low scores, Shane Watson was next in sixth after hitting 418 runs, including 176 at the Oval, or the equivalent of just over 15 per cent of his team’s total runs. PCA Assistant Chief Executive, Jason Ratcliffe, said, ” The Ashes FTI MVP comparison during this Summer clearly demonstrated the dominance England achieved over Australia. ” Entering its seventh cycle, the Overall Test FTI MVP form book reveals a clear pattern and, barring injury, you’d expect to see Anderson, Swann, Broad and Cook being the pivotal figures again during this Series.” The performance of the respective captains is bound to come under the spotlight over the next two months and both will be looking to improve on their tenth (Clarke) and seventeenth (Cook) place finishes. Cook led from the front last time England toured down under, hitting three large centuries against Australia to add to the two he notched against New Zealand, chalking up 102 FTI MVP points. England had four players who scored over 100 points in this Summer’s five Tests (Swann, Broad, Bell and Anderson), while Australia had only one (Harris). Anderson is top of the all-time cumulative FTI MVP points table in Test matches, dating back to the competition’s start in 2007. He has over 60 points more than Swann in second and 180 more than Broad in third. England FTI Points – Summer 2013 (All Competitions) Player Batting Bowling Field Capt Wins Plyd Pts Ave Jimmy Anderson 13.39 211.33 8 0 8.0 14 241 17.19 Stuart Broad 35.91 188.31 3 1 10.0 15 238 15.88 Joe Root 186.94 25.72 11 0 11.0 21 235 11.17 Graeme Swann 31.83 172.68 7 0 5.0 10 217 21.65 Jonathan Trott 163.61 1.47 13 0 10.0 18 188 10.45 Ian Bell 153.52 0.00 8 0 9.0 15 171 11.37 Alastair Cook 125.35 0.00 14 9 9.0 15 157 10.49 Ravi Bopara 84.32 34.05 3 0 7.0 15 128 8.56 Jos Buttler 63.56 0.00 40 0 7.0 17 111 6.50 Eoin Morgan 86.82 0.00 10 2 7.0 16 106 6.61 Ashes FTI MVP Points – Summer 2013 Player Batting Bowling Field Capt Wins Plyd Pts Ave Graeme Swann 25.33 112.81 5 0 3 5 146.14 29.29 Ryan Harris 19.65 114.35 2 0 0 4 136.00 34 Stuart Broad 26.29 97.33 1 0 3 5 127.62 25.52 Ian Bell 98.80 0.00 2 0 3 5 103.80 20.76 James Anderson 4.84 88.93 4 0 3 5 100.77 20.15 Shane Watson 73.31 20.89 4 0 0 5 98.20 19.64 Joe Root 65.92 16.59 2 0 3 5 87.51 17.50 Peter Siddle 11.44 73.12 0 0 0 5 84.56 16.91 Kevin Pietersen 73.30 0.00 5 0 3 5 81.30 16.26 Michael Clarke 70.84 -0.40 6 0 0 5 76.44 15.29 Total England FTI MVP Test Points Since Inception Name Test Match FTI MVP Points James Anderson 1420.59 Graeme Swann 1354.35 Stuart Broad 1260.73 Alastair Cook 1210.65 Kevin Pietersen 1086.87 {{ak_sharing}} The FTI MVP Explained For answers to all of your Rankings questions simply click on the links below. 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