Man of the Matches in One day Cricket

Cricket is a game of many colors and is followed by most countries. Cricket is an interesting game and is followed by people with passion.  In a cricket match, every player of a team puts some good performance. But there are some players whose plays a special role for the team to win the match for the team.  These players deserve some special recognition at the end of the match. Those players become The Man of The Match for that particular game. The man of the match is given to players are given to encourage the performer to play better in the upcoming games.

  1. Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar tops the list when it comes to crickets who won the most number of ‘Man of ’Man of the Match’ awards. He bags 62 ‘Man of the Match’ awards in 463  ODI matches. He also holds the record of 9 Man of the Match awards in 45 matches in Cricket World Cup.

  1. Sanath Jayasuriya

Known as other of the dashing left-hander batsman Sanath Teran Jayasuriya rose into the limelight during the 1996 World Cup. He is second in the world and the first Sri Lankan cricketer who won 45 ’Man of the Match’ awards in 445 matches.

  1. Jacques Kallis

This guy is one of the best all-rounders that South Africa has ever produced. He had a calm presence on the field played for South Africa and ICC team. He has won 32 ‘Man of The Match’ awards in 328 matches.

  1. Ricky Ponting

Acknowledged as Punter, Ricky Pointing is the best batsmen in the modern era. Australia has won two cup matches under his captaincy. His style of batting and ability to score fast runs made him one of the fierce batsmen in world cricket. He has won 32 ‘Man of The Match’ awards in 375 matches.

  1. Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi is one of the gifted all-rounders that Pakistan cricket team has. He has won 32 Man of the Match awards in 398 matches.

  1. Sourav Ganguly

This man is known for his captaincy genius. He took over the reign when Indian cricket was going through a turmoil period. He has played 311 matches for India. He has won 32 ‘Man of the Matches’ in his 13 years illustrated career.

  1. IVA Richards

When you talk of real legends in batting, the name of Sir Viv Richards will always remain on the top. A destructive batsman for West Indies he took 31 awards in just 187 matches that he played for his team.

  1. Kumar Sangakkara

If you are talking of stylish left-hand batsmen, Kumar Sangakkara is named you would like to take into account. He shares the same number of ‘Man of the Match’ awards count with Richards and Ganguly and played for ICC, Sri Lanka and Asian teams from 2000 to 2015.

  1. Brain Lara

Another batting legend in the modern era which is produced by West Indies is known as Brain Charles Lara. The elegant left-hander has 30 ‘Man of the Match’ awards in 299 games and is the highest test scorer (400 runs) in test cricket.

  1. Aravinda De Silva

The small sized batting genius from Sri Lanka has played over 300 One day international for the Islanders and shares the same number of ‘Man of the Match’ award with Brain Lara. He helped Sri Lanka in winning the 1996 World Cup.

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