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Broad named winter MVP

Stuart Broad ended the winter with a couple of personal accolades as he was named England’s Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Test Player.

Broad led the race from start to finish having begun with 6-81 in the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane. He scored 72 runs and took four wickets in Sydney to hold off the challenge of Ben Stokes for the Test FTI MVP and finished the series with 155 runs and 21 wickets.

Staurt Broad excelled across all formats to finish the winter as England’s Most Valuable Player Across all three forms he scored 238 runs and took 37 wickets. Along with Tim Bresnan he played the most matches, 19, and finished 48 points clear of Stokes in the overall race, the biggest winning margin since Jonathan Trott finished 80 points clear of Andrew Strauss in 2010-11.

Broad is now ranked top of the all-time England MVP Rankings, the all-time ODI Rankings and the all-time T20 Rankings since the inception of the concept in 2007. Only Graeme Swann and Jimmy Anderson have more Test MVP Ranking points.

Ravi Bopara clinched the T20 FTI MVP despite Alex Hales’ pyrotechnics in the World T20. Hales, who won the 2013 FTI MVP, smashed 116 not out – England’s only T20 century – off 64 balls against Sri Lanka and 38 off 22 versus South Africa but it was Bopara’s ability to impact the game with bat and ball that proved decisive.

The Essex all-rounder scored 221 runs at a strike rate of 144 runs per 100 balls and took seven wickets with an economy rate of 5.52 runs per over. His most explosive innings came in lost causes: 65 off 27 versus Australia in the opening T20 in Hobart, 42 off 24 against the West Indies in Barbados and 31 off 18 against South Africa in Chittagong.

Jos Buttler was England’s Most Valuable Player in one-day cricket scoring 274 runs at the rate of 123 runs per 100 balls. He also took 11 catches and completed two stumpings.

Buttler, who finished fifth in the T20 FTI MVP and fifth overall, seemed to enjoy the extra time at the crease afforded by the 50-over game. He faced 168 balls in 10 T20 games (average 16.8 balls per game) but in ODIs he faced 222 balls from eight games (average 27.75 balls per game).

He struck 15 fours and five sixes in T20 cricket and 18 fours and 10 sixes in ODIs. His best performance came in Antigua where his 99 off 84 balls alongside a Joe Root century clinched England’s solitary series win of the winter.  He also smashed 71 off 43 at the WACA and 49 off 36 at Brisbane in the one-day series versus Australia. 

OVERALL FTI MVP

 

 

Batting

Bowling

Fielding

Captain

Wins

Played

Points

Average

Broad

46.75

163.77

7

3

4

19

225

11.82

Stokes

74.74

94.66

6

0

4

15

177

11.83

Bresnan

52.58

95.59

6

0

4

19

158

8.32

Bopara

72.59

58.29

4

0

5

18

140

7.77

Buttler

95.49

0

34

0

5

18

134

7.47

ODI  FTI MVP

 

 

Batting

Bowling

Fielding

Captain

Wins

Played

Points

Average

Buttler

53.68

0

26

0

3

8

83

10.34

Root

41.87

36.32

0

0

2

6

80

13.37

Bresnan

16.97

52.06

0

0

3

8

72

9.00

Morgan

57.82

0

1

0

2

6

61

10.14

Stokes

15.56

36.62

3

0

3

8

58

7.24

 

T20 FTI MVP

 

 

Batting

Bowling

Fielding

Captain

Wins

Played

Points

Average

Bopara

50.02

42.98

1

0

2

10

96

9.60

Hales

72.54

0

7

0

2

10

82

8.15

Jordan

15.93

37.82

5

0

2

6

61

10.12

Bresnan

30.99

22.67

4

0

1

9

59

6.52

Buttler

41.81

0

8

0

2

10

52

5.18

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 six runs per over in Twenty20), taking five 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 five 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