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Daniel Bell-Drummond third in PCA MVP ratings

Saturday 18th June 2016

Men’s First Team

Kent opener Daniel Bell-Drummond is currently the third Most Valuable Player in the country across all formats according to the PCA’s MVP Rankings.

The 22-year-old has scored 970 runs, 563 of which have come in the Specsavers County Championship where he has notched a hundred and five fifties.

He kicked the season off with that century – 124 against Leicestershire – and followed up with a brace of 80s against Glamorgan. He has only failed to reach fifty in one Championship match.

Encouragingly for Kent’s one-day aspirations, Bell-Drummond has transferred this form across to the shorter formats.

He’s scored 224 runs in the T20 Blast at an impressive strike rate of 140 runs per 100 balls, which represents 27% of Kent’s total runs. In the Royal London One-Day Cup he’s been just as consistent producing scores of 56, 31, 68 and 28.

In 19 innings this summer he’s only failed to reach double figures three times. He’s made two 20s, two 30s, one score of 47, nine scores of fifty or better, and a hundred.

Only Joe Leach of Worcestershire (230 points) and Nottinghamshire’s Samit Patel (210) have racked up more than Bell-Drummond’s 202 points across all forms.

From a Kent perspective Matt Coles and Joe Denly have been the next most successful players.

Click here for the full Kent list

Click here for the national PCA MVP list