Wednesday 20 October 2010 

Tendulkar Rises Up Cricket World MVP Rankings

Tendulkar Rises Up Cricket World® MVP Rankings
Tendulkar Rises Up Cricket World® MVP Rankings
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MVP Cricket Ratings - Using the latest cricket stats, we have created the unique Cricket World ® MVP Cricket Ratings system that takes into account each player's latest stats and match performances.

The Cricket World® Most Valuable Player (MVP) Ratings give a snapshot of the current in-form players around the world. The system works by assigning points for each run scored, catch and wicket taken in the last 12 months and rewards consistency as well as excellence. Gurjeet Sapal rounds up the latest Test rankings.

Test batting rankings:

One aggressive left-handed batsman replaces another, as Tamim Iqbal moves from second to first place as Suresh Raina dropped down to fourth place. The exciting left-hander remains on 69.3 points, 0.7 above the Little Master - Sachin Tendulkar.

Tendulkar has moved up from fourth place to second place thanks to his consistent performances. He was instrumental in India’s 2-0 series victory over Australia earlier this month. Sachin hit 214 from 363 balls to put India in a commanding position. He followed this tremendous performance with an unbeaten 53 in the second innings. If he continues these great performances then it will not be long before we see Sachin at the top of the MVP test rankings.

Sri Lankan top-order batsman Kumar Sangakkara stays in third place as he has not been in action for his country. Sri Lanka’s next tour is against an inexperienced West Indian team. He will be looking to replicate the form that he has shown through out this year, especially the fantastic double-hundred against India in July.

Raina has dropped down from the top of the table to fourth place, due to a three-ball duck first game of the recent two-match series against Australia. Raina will be in action in more familiar territory as the Indians take on the Australians this week in a ODI series.

In the absence of Brad Haddin, Tim Paine has done a fantastic job with the bat and gloves. He hit 92 in the first innings of the series, followed by another half-century in the second game against India. With these were superb performances, the Australian selectors are going to have a tough decision when Haddin become available for selection.

Test bowling rankings:

There has been no change to the Cricket World’s bowling MVP table as none of the teams have been in recent action. James Anderson remains at the top, trailed by Sulieman Benn, Graeme Swann, Dale Steyn and Mohammed Aamer.

However with the up and coming Ashes series, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka and the imminent series between Pakistan and South Africa, fans can expect both the batting and the bowling tables to be shaken up.

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