Worcestershire star on verge of top ten place in rankings
Moeen Ali’s career-best 250 against Glamorgan
The Worcestershire batsman hit 26 fours and two sixes in facing 367 balls and recorded very nearly half of his team’s 505-7 declared at New Road.
His performance earned him 36.72 ranking points and took him up to twelfth overall, just eleven points off the top performing players in the country.
He now has exactly 900 LV= CC runs for the season to date and has taken eight wickets and seven catches.
The FTI MVPs, which feature a £10,000 purse for the cricketer who scoops the top prize at the end of the season, award points for every run scored, wicket taken and catch held.
Bowlers receive higher marks for good economy rates, bowling maidens and for dismissing the top order, whilst batsmen are rewarded for high run rates and the percentage of the team’s runs they hit.
There are now more points across all formats for those notching 40 and 50 per cent of a team’s total, for top order batsmen, in recognition of their greater challenge against the new ball, and for those who hit big hundreds.
It is also harder to receive a strike rate bonus in YB40 cricket, reflecting an overall increase in scoring rates for this format, and dot balls in FL20 cricket will also become more valuable.