Burns & Maxwell make their moves in Captains MVP

14 Dec 2017

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Tasmanian fast bowler Jackson Bird has extended his lead in the Sheffield Shield Captain's MVP award, after another dominant performance where he polled nine votes against New South Wales.

However Joe Burns is the big mover after Round five, after a full ten vote game catapulted him into second place on 22 votes.

Burns has been in rare form of late, with an unbeaten 202no against South Australia topping off a fantastic couple of games.

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Mitchell Starc still remains in the top five, despite only playing the opening two matches of the season, while Callum Ferguson picked up a further two votes to move into fourth.

Glenn Maxwell further pushed his claim for higher honours with another good performance, scoring eight votes from the Captains to move to 18 for the season.

The Sheffield Shield Captain's MVP award recognises who the Captains deemed the most valuable for each game over the course of the Sheffield Shield season.

Captains vote 5,4,3,2,1 at the end of each match on all players in the game, other than the Captains themselves, who are ineligible to receive votes in each round.

The Sheffield Shield will now break for the Big Bash League, before returning in February.