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Rashid Khan Named T20 Cricket’s MVP

CricViz analysis announces the Afghanistan superstar as the most valuable player in T20.

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 impactful T20 player in the history of the format was leg-spinner Rashid Khan.

The model calculated that Rashid’s average Match Impact was +7.1, meaning he was worth 7 runs-per-game more to his side than the average player, a higher value than every other player in the format.

Indian seamer Jasprit Bumrah came in second, with a Match Impact of +5.2, the Mumbai Indians star both the highest ranked Indian and the highest ranked seamer on the list. David Warner, the left-handed Australian opener, was ranked third with a Match Impact of +4.1.

CricViz analyst Freddie Wilde added: “The four bowlers who make the top 10 are the format’s leading exponents: Sunil Narine and Lasith Malinga are T20’s greatest spin and pace bowlers respectively, both combining exceptional average match impact with superb longevity, but they are being seriously challenged by the rise of Rashid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah, who do not yet have the same body of work behind them but are so far managing to surpass them on a per-game basis.

To read about Rashid’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.

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