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World Cup Most Man Of The Match

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is the twelfth edition of the tournament so far. Only two players have managed to appear in 6 of those 12 editions.


These two players are Sachin Tendulkar (India) and Javed Miandad (Pakistan). In terms of Cricket World Cup matches played, Australia's Ricky Ponting is above both of them.


Most Man of the Match awards in Cricket World Cup


PlayerCountryMatchesAwards
Sachin TendulkarIndia459
Glenn McGrathAustralia396
Rohit SharmaIndia175
Vivian RichardsWest Indies235
Graham GoochEngland215
Sanath JayasuriyaSri Lanka385
Mark WaughAustralia225
Lance KlusenerSouth Africa145
AB de VilliersSouth Africa235


Tendulkar played 45 matches and has won the Man of the Match award most times (9). The next best is Glenn McGrath, the Australian pacer. He is 3 awards behind the Master Blaster, with 6 trophies. The Master Blaster also scored Most Runs in World Cup in 1996 & 2003.


Seven other players have won 5 Man of the Match awards in their World Cup career. They are Rohit Sharma (India), Vivian Richards (West Indies), Graham Gooch (England), Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Mark Waugh (Australia), Lance Klusener (South Africa) and AB de Villiers (South Africa).


The South African all-rounder Lance Klusener won those 5 awards in just 14 matches while Ricky Ponting who has played 46 matches, has won only 2 Man of the Match awards in Cricket World Cups. None of these players featured in the latest edition of the mega event in England except Rohit Sharma.


Sachin Tendulkar of India


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