You know those fantasy leagues that are now all over all sports? Points for tries, goals, runs, wickets, assists, clean sheets. etc…
Well the NZ Cricket Players Association has just released its ranking points for the summer; based on a Fantasy League type system. That summer.
Taylor has been the go to player for runs in all three formats, and while he was not in the top of the MVP table in any – he was ranked 3rd on the Test and ODI and 7th in T20 (he was the leading MVP batsman in Test and ODI’s). Remember, over the summer he notched up five centuries.
It shows what Taylor achieved that despite missing the final Test against India for the birth of his second child, the match that included two-time and defending international MVP, Brendon McCullum’s historic triple century, he was still 96.23 MVP points clear of McCullum in the overall batting rankings.
And it shows the reliability of Southee, across all three formats that he finished second in a very strong year. He was the overall test player MVP which was impressive given all the runs scored, and the fact he never got a 5WI over the season. Perhaps all those feisty knocks at Number 8 helped.
It is also good to see that Nathan McCullum’s under-rated ODI achievements are acknowledged.
Here are the overall rankings:
|Rank||International – Overall||MVP Points|
Also; the sub-category winners.
Test Match MVP – Tim Southee
ODI MVP – Corey Anderson
T20I MVP – Luke Ronchi