James Anderson's crucial role in England's victory over New Zealand has helped him cement his place at the top of the FTI Most Valuable Player rankings.The paceman trapped both openers, returned to dismiss Nathan McCullum and took two catches to add another 15 points to his total. His average of 17.32 points per game is now higher than any of his team-mates by three points.
He has also dismissed at least one opening batsmen in four of the five one-day internationals he has played in this summer, as well as England's opening Test match against the Kiwis.
Bowlers receive higher marks in the FTI MVPs for good economy rates, bowling maidens and dismissing the top order.Batsmen are rewarded for high run-rates and the percentage of the team's runs they hit.Skipper Alastair Cook has crept above Joe Root and Jonathan Trott into second place after scoring 64 runs off 47 balls, but remains twenty points behind his strike bowler.Following a re-organisation in the winter, there are now more points across all formats for those notching 40 and 50 per cent of a team's total, and for top-order batsmen in recognition of their greater challenge against the new ball. Those who hit big hundreds are also rewarded.