Chris Gayle 2nd in MVP rankings
Chris Gayle has only played two games in this year’s Natwest T20 Blast but he has already moved to second in the T20 MVP Rankings behind Kent’s Sam Northeast.
The West Indies megastar has smashed 243 runs, 81.48% of which have come in boundaries (18×4, 21×6). He warmed into the Blast with 92 off 59 balls at Chelmsford before taking Kent for an unbeaten 151 from 62 balls at Taunton in an awesome display of power-hitting. Gayle is the only player in the competition to have a strike rate of more than 200 runs per 100 balls. Six players are in excess of 190 and 24 players are striking at better than 150 runs per 100 balls. Gayle has contributed 60.60% of Somerset’s runs in the two games he’s played.
For a full list of the top T20 players please click http://www.thepca.co.uk/competition-rankings.html?comp_format=20OVER
The MVP is a cumulative points system that ewards 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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