Madsen shortlisted for July PCA Player of the Month award

Monday 31st July 2017
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Written by Danny Painter

Wayne Madsen has been shortlisted for the Professional Cricketers’ Association Player of the Month Award for July, alongside Joe Denly, Alex Hales and David Willey.

The quartet earned most points in the PCA Most Valuable Player Rankings during the month and will now go into a fans’ poll to decide the fourth winner of the new monthly awards.

Madsen topped July’s points table in the PCA MVP Rankings with 158 in a month that included one round of Specsavers County Championship matches and nine NatWest T20 Blast fixtures.

Madsen has scored consistently throughout the Blast with five scores over 40 in eight innings in the competition including a top score of 86 not out in the defeat by Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Derbyshire have also used Madsen’s off-spin, to open the bowling, a tactic that has paid dividends. Madsen has taken eight wickets so far with an economy rate of between five and six in half of the eight matches.

Fans can vote via the PCA and Sky Sports websites and have until midday on Wednesday to cast their votes.

The PCA MVP Rankings system, which was introduced in 2007, identifies the match-winners and key influencers of matches throughout the domestic season.

The 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.

To vote for Madsen as the PCA Player of the Month for July click HERE.

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