CricViz analysis announces former England captain as the most valuable ODI player this century.
In the latest edition of Wisden Cricket Monthly, CricViz announced a range of ‘MVP’ awards for players across formats in the 21st century.
Based on the exclusive Match Impact model, built using our vast ball-by-ball database, CricViz concluded that the most valuable ODI cricketer of the 21st century was the former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff.
On average, Flintoff scored/saved his side 21.3 runs-per-match more than the average player would, more than any other player in the world during this period.
Shakib al Hasan came in second on the rankings, with a Match Impact of +20.8. The Bangladesh star has been an influence with bat and ball at international level for almost 15 years, and is the highest ranking Bangladesh player in any format. Australian seamer Glenn McGrath comes in third, with a Match Impact of 20.6.
To read about Flintoff’s achievements in greater detail, and to learn more about CricViz’s other MVP awards, buy a copy of the July edition of Wisden Cricket Monthly, available in print and digital formats.