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Shakib rated second best in Wisden’s MVP list

  • Published at 09:02 pm July 5th, 2020
Bangladesh's Shakib al Hasan plays a shot during the 2019 World Cup in the UK Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Wisden has revealed the list of the most valuable players (MVP) of the ongoing century in their monthly edition 33, published in July

World famous cricket monthly Wisden has rated Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been rated as the second Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 21st century in ODI cricket.

Shakib, who has been serving one-year ban currently, is also ranked sixth in Tests, but did not get a place in the top 20 in T20 format.

Wisden has revealed the list of the most valuable players (MVP) of the ongoing century in their monthly edition 33, published in July.

Shakib was ecstatic with the achievement and he thanked Wisden through his official Facebook account. 

“It's an immense honour for me to be on this prestigious list of outstanding cricketers and represent my country. I would like to sincerely thank Wisden for bestowing me with this incredible honour of naming me as the 21st century's 2nd most valuable player in ODI cricket and the 6th most valuable player in Test cricket. Truly humbled,” Sakib posted in the official page on Sunday, morning.

Shakib fans around the world congratulated him for the feat. In a statement on Saturday, State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell congratulated Shakib for being selected as second most valuable player of the century in ODI cricket by Wisden.

"It's very good news for the countrymen during the deadly Covid-19 situations. It's a very big achievement for us. With this feat, our position in world cricket will further be strengthened and I do hope Shakib will bring more laurel for the country continuing his brilliant form in future," said the minister according to UNB.

Wisden has selected the ‘Most Valuable Players’ (MVP) in a joint study with cricket statistics organisation Cricviz and the MVP selection is decided on the equivalent of how much a player contributed to the match.

Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan has been named the most valuable player in Tests, former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has been named the best player in ODIs while Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan got the honour in T20 format. 

The formula invented by Cricviz’s data scientist Sam Green, was used to select the MVPs. The formula calculates how much a player has done better or worse than others in a match for a team. The average is then added after adding points to all the matches played at the pointed time period.

However, Wisden Cricket Monthly has said that they have not selected the ‘best’ players, but have found the most influential cricketers of the time.


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