Northants bowler joined in top ten by Azharullah and Levi
David Willey’s match-winning performance against Worcestershire at the weekend took him top of the FTI Most Valuable Player rankings for Friends Life t20 cricket.
The left-armer’s 3-13 at Wantage Road raised his tally to 13 wickets so far in the competition and ensured he became the first player at any county to score 100 MVP points this season.
He has also contributed 91 runs off 59 balls, taken three catches, and chipped in with three run-outs to leave Northants top of the Midlands, Wales and West group.
Willey is joined towards the summit of the t20 rankings by fellow team-mates Mohammad Azharullah and Richard Levi, who are fifth and sixth respectively.
Azharullah has taken 19 wickets at 7.10 while Levi has hit 251 runs, including a century against Gloucestershire, leaving Northants as the only county to have three players in the top ten.
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 across all forms of cricket.
Bowlers receive higher marks for good economy rates, bowling maidens and for dismissing the top order, while dot balls are also more valuable in FLT20 games this year.
Batsmen are rewarded for high run rates and the percentage of the team’s runs they hit and there are more points for those notching 40 and 50 per cent of a team’s total.