Warwickshire batsman Sam Hain has pushed his claims for selection for the North side for next year’s North-South Series with a sparkling start in this season’s Professional Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable Player Rankings for the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Hain made an unbeaten 89 against Northamptonshire and followed up with a century against Leicestershire.
He was picked by the England selectors to play in this year’s inaugural North-South Series but he could be an automatic pick for next year’s series if he maintains his 50 overs form.
Following this year’s success, the England selectors will again use the PCA MVP Player Rankings to help them pick the squads for the three-match North-Series. Four places in each of the squads will go to the top four England-qualified players in this season’s PCA MVP for the RLODC after the group stages.
Hain is currently fourth in the rankings for the RLODC on 57 points, six behind Durham’s Keaton Jennings.
He is also the only Warwickshire player in the top 50 of the competition’s rankings table with former England wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose the county’s next best-placed in 61st position on 24 points.
All-rounder Aaron Thomason, who took four wickets in a List A match for the first time against Durham, is in 67th place with 23 points and Jonathan Trott one point and six places further back.
In the overall PCA MVP Rankings – which cover all formats – for the season, Keith Barker is Warwickshire’s highest-placed player.
The bowling all-rounder is in 25th place on 72 points in table that is led by Kent’s veteran all-rounder Darren Stevens (142 points)
Warwickshire return to Edgbaston for our next Royal London One-Day Cup game against Notts Outlaws on Friday 5 May, 11am start.
Adult tickets are priced at £15 at all times, whilst Under 16s go completely FREE.