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Top 8 Cricketers with the most 'Man of the Match' awards in World Cup history

  • None of these cricketing legends hailing from six different nations will take part in next year's World Cup
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Modified 04 Jun 2019, 16:40 IST

#2 Glenn McGrath (Australia) - 6 MoM awards

Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath, the only bowler featuring in this list, is one of the greatest bowlers in the history of cricket. Austalia's domination of world cricket from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s would not have been possible without their strong bowling lineup which was led by McGrath.

McGrath played for Australia in the 1996 World Cup but did not have a great run in the tournament as he picked up only six wickets in seven games. In spite of Australia's run to the finals, which they lost to Sri Lanka, there was a huge scope of improvement for the Australian great.

Rightly so, he upped his game in the 1999 World Cup, won by Australia, by picking up 18 wickets in 10 games. His first fifer resulted in him winning his first World Cup Man of the Match award.

The West Indies were bowled for a paltry score of 110, thanks to McGrath's bowling figures of 5 for 14. The West Indies bowlers too tested the Australian batsmen but they successfully chased down the low-target in nearly 41 overs with 6 wickets in hand. McGrath's outstanding work with the ball helped Australia to lift the next two World Cups too

The Australian speedster ended his career on a high by winning not just three Man of the Match awards but also by winning the Man of the Tournament award for the 2007 World Cup. He managed to pick up at least wickets in 9 of the 11 games that he played. In total, he picked 26 wickets in 11 outings and was a major contributor to Australia's title triumph.

Also read: 4 cricketers who were never dismissed in their Test careers


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