Broad named England’s most valuable playerApril 8th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) Stuart Broad, who took 64 wickets and scored 464 runs this season, has pipped Kevin Pietersen as England’s most valuable player.
The Nottinghamshire all-rounder had 388 points, eight more than Pietersen.
Broad started the year with One-day international bowling figures of five for 23, against South Africa at Trent Bridge in May, and followed that up with career-best Test five for 85 against West Indies in Jamaica.
In ODIs Broad took 32 wickets at under five an over. With the bat he was also consistent, scoring 76 and 67 in Tests against South Africa and 44 off 55 balls against West Indies.
Pietersen scored 1,789 runs, including five Test centuries, with two more in the one-day game, as well as three other scores over 90. He also took four wickets and may have won the overall most valuable player title had he not left the field due to a back spasm in the penultimate ODI against West Indies in Barbados this month.
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