Chaminda Vaas leading contender for Player of the Month title in Super Selector

first_imgTOP-NOTCH: Chaminda Vaas picked up 573 points in 11 daysSri Lanka has a new description for their left-arm strike bowler – he’s simply Vaas-ome. Chaminda Vaas opened up the opposition batting and the month of December with a devastating bowling performance that saw him take 22 wickets in Tests and,TOP-NOTCH: Chaminda Vaas picked up 573 points in 11 daysSri Lanka has a new description for their left-arm strike bowler – he’s simply Vaas-ome. Chaminda Vaas opened up the opposition batting and the month of December with a devastating bowling performance that saw him take 22 wickets in Tests and one-dayers between the end of November and December 9.Vaas, 27, is now the leading contender for the Player of the Month title in the Super Selector stakes with a total of 573 points picked up in 11 days.A measure of the Lankan’s dominance can be guaged by a look at those who follow him on the Player of the Month charts. It’s the Prince of Trinidad, Brian Charles Lara, who scored a double century and a century in Colombo but could only pick up 353 points for his efforts.What’s more November’s Player of the Month Shaun Pollock had 621 points – from four weeks of cricket. Vaas, with three more to go, is only 48 behind that total. Catching him is going to take a superhuman effort. Lara is the Batsman of the Week, New Zealander Chris Cairns is the Allrounder of the Week but would exchange all that for a few favourable umpiring decisions, as would the Wicketkeeper of the Week Adam Parore!Zonal WinnersWest Zone: It was a narrow miss for Mumbai housewife Sheetal Mihir who lost out on the big prize, a trip to Melbourne and a Maruti-Suzuki Versa, by only two points. She said husband Mihir helped as she played selector. Cooking, not cricket, remains her hobby but she got almost all the ingredients spot on.advertisementSunny Side UpHow the celebrity teams finished in NovemberCelebritySunil GavaskarNavjot Singh SidhuHarsha BhogleGeoffrey BoycottMahima ChaudharySaif Ali KhanManinder SinghAshish NehraPt Ajay BhambiNaseeruddin ShahTeam NameSunshine XIJuggernautChinsat XIBoycsMahima’s XISaif’s XIDhamaka XIAshish’s XIZodiacQuestion MarksScore3657355934633125311530732764271222641902Central Zone: Bhopal’s Atif Khan chose a team that scored 4,191 points and made him a zonal winner. A fan of Viv Richards, Khan’s favourite team is Australia but he picked Zimbabweans Craig Wishart, Douglas Marillier and Dion Ebrahim in his XI. Each man turned out to be a stroke-of-luck selection.South Zone: Satish K. was inspired by the Scottish king Robert Bruce, who after seven defeats in battles, saw a spider fail seven times before finally being able to build its web.The king too tried again and won his next battle. Satish, already a zonal winner, will keep trying until he lands the big one.East Zone: Student Pinaki Mukherjee’s team registered 4,295 points in November. She admires the batting of Sachin Tendulkar and the professionalism of the Australians. Grant Flower, Travis Friend, Herschelle Gibbs and Shaun Pollock turned out to be her inspired picks.last_img

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