Worcestershire Rapids all-rounder Brett D’Oliveira is the joint leader in the latest NatWest T20 Blast Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings.
D’Oliveira took two PCA MVP points from last night’s rain-ruined match against Durham to move level on 93 points with Glamorgan’s Colin Ingram at the top of the NatWest T20 Blast table.
D’Oliveira is in seventh place in the overall PCA MVP table with 218 points, 27 behind his county team-mate Joe Leach who remains the leader.
Leach and Tom Kohler-Cadmore are also in the T20 Blast top ten in seventh and eighth spot after their sterling contributions with bat and ball respectively.
The PCA MVP was introduced in 2007 and is designed by the players to find the cricketers who really win matches by combining all aspects of a player’s performance to give a ranking in relation to his peers.
The revised MVP formula gives full credit to those players whose performances improve their team’s chances of winning.
Points are accrued for all runs scored and wickets taken; these are then adjusted within the context of the match to take into account strike rates and economy rates.
Runs gain more points if they are scored quickly or in low-scoring contests.
Top order wickets taken at the start of the innings are judged more valuable than those that fall later, and bowlers who bowl their overs cheaply (in the context of the match) are given due reward for doing so.
The weightings in the revised formula have been scaled so as to provide continuity with previous seasons, ensuring that the value of an MVP point this year is equivalent to those allocated under previous formulae.
PCA MVP T20 BLAST TOP TEN
D'Oliveira (Worcs) 93 points
Ingram (Glam) 93 points
Cobb (Nor) 88 points
Klinger (Gloucs) 84 points
Howell (Gloucs) 83 points
Dawson (Hants) 81 points
Leach (Worcs) 78 points
Kohler-Cadmore (Worcs) 76 points
Malan (Middx) 75 points
Roy (Sur) 74 points