Brett D’Oliveira’s excellent all-round form in the Royal London One-Day Cup is reflected in his high placing in the Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player rankings for the competition.
The Worcestershire all-rounder is currently the Rapids best placed player in 11th spot with 62.16 points at an average of 12.43 per game.
D’Oliveira has contributed scores of 46, 23, 33 not out and 54 not out amongst his five innings as well as bowling returns of 2-48, 1-20 and 2-28 in addition to fielding superbly.
The Rapids have three other players in the current top 30.
Ed Barnard is in 15th position with 59.21 points at 11.84 followed by Ben Cox in 24th (49.29 at 9.86) and Daryl Mitchell 27th (47.84 at 9.57).
The MVP formula was designed to identify the match-winners and key influencers of matches throughout the domestic and international season.
An innovation which provides a more rigorous analysis of player performances than traditional batting and bowling averages, the 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 are judged more valuable than those that fall later. Catches, run-outs and stumpings are also accounted for as well as bonus points for captains and players who are on the victorious side.
The table-topping Rapids have named an unchanged squad for tomorrow’s One-Day Cup clash with Notts Outlaws at Trent Bridge.
They will choose from the 11 players who featured in the record-breaking win over Leicestershire Foxes plus Tom Fell and Josh Tongue.
Ben Cox (w)
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