Players that should have been man of the match

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Players that should have been man of the match

Postby The Professor » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:34 pm

There has been a HUGE trend over the last 6 months of the wrong players being awarded the Man of the Match erroneously.

This can fall into one of two camps:

a) Batsmen drawing the eye more than bowlers

or

b) A contributor from a losing side being overlooked.

I will dedicate this thread to those who should be honoured

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The first in this hall of fame is Adam Zampa whose figures of 3.2-0-17-5 were overlooked for Andre Fletcher's 89. Was an incredible display from Zampa but because it wasn;t accompanied by pyrotechnics it was overlooked.
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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:51 pm

Bob Willis, Headingley, 1981?
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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby The Professor » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:38 pm

Its not just a modern day plight :)
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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:00 am

Not sure there were POTMs much further back than that. I think it started informally among commentators.
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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby The Professor » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:31 pm

Today Paul Stirling got more runs at a higher strike rate than Rahmat Shah but was on the losing side so lost out on a rightful MOTM.
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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby The Professor » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:26 pm

A classic example of batting bias in the BBL. Marnus got 3-13 in 3 overs and executed a run out but was overlooked by Jimmy Pierson who got 47 runs off 44 balls.
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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby The Professor » Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:41 pm

A not so classic example of a bowler being favoured over a batsman in the very shortest form.

Amad Butt's figures of 2-0-1-7 were decent but Evin Lewis got 55 runs off 16 ball for crying out loud.
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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby The Professor » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:28 pm

Mohammad Rizwan continued his fine spell of form with 71 off 53 but Lewis Gregory won the MOTM award for 49 off 31 because his team won.
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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby The Professor » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:08 pm

James Vince 84 off 55 was overlooked for fellow Englishman's Tom Kohler-Cadmore's 53 off 32.

Just because they end up on the losing side should be MOTM if it's worthwhile.
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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby The Professor » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:32 pm

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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby The Professor » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:47 pm

Brendan Taylor being overlooked for his score of 140 in a T20 match today is peak 'He can't be Man of the Match if he lost' mentality.
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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby The Professor » Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:05 pm

Bamboozled that Devon Thomas (55 ball 54) was give MOTM over Evin Lewis (39 ball 62).
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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby The Professor » Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:41 pm

All day long the player of the match in the RHT Triohy should have been Georgia Adams (4-35) and not Emily Windsor (47 off 97)
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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby The Professor » Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:08 pm

How does a man with two wickets get player of the match over a guy who scores a century? Absurd. This is the worst one yet.

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/csa ... -scorecard
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Re: Players that should have been man of the match

Postby sussexpob » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:32 am

The Professor wrote:How does a man with two wickets get player of the match over a guy who scores a century? Absurd. This is the worst one yet.

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/csa ... -scorecard


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