Most Man of the Match award winners in T20 World Cup

A cricketer is awarded the man of the match because of his/her outstanding performance on the field and contribution to the match. Let's take a look at the most man of the matches award winners in the T20 World Cup.
Most Man of the Match award winners in T20 World Cup

Most Man of the Match award winners in T20 World Cup: T20 cricket is the new normal in the universe of cricket. This format is a jackpot for players all around the world. It has become the most played format of the game. Nowadays we can see that every nation has its own franchise, the T20 League.

In this article, we will discuss the most man-of-match award winners in the T20 World Cup. SportzPoint gives you the details of each and every player who won the most man of the matches awards in the T20 World Cup. In this list, each and every player won the Man Of The Match award 5 times except Virat Kohli, who overtook others recently.

Virat Kohli | India :

Image – The Asian

Former Indian Captain Virat Kohli has played in three World Cups (the last 3 editions) and won the Player of the Tournament award in both editions. However, he also won the Man Of The Match award 5 times in those years. Meanwhile, Kohli scored a total of 777 runs in just 16 innings with a huge average of 86.33. Although, Kohli can add more awards to his name in the last World Cup 2021. Now, let's see the matches of the T20 World Cup in which Kohli received the Man Of The Match award.

  • Virat Kohli won his first MoM award against Afghanistan in the World Cup 2012. He scored a fifty against the Afghans to receive the award.
  • However, Virat again received the award against their rivals Pakistan in the next match. As Virat scored an unbeaten 78 runs in the match also including a wicket all at the R Premadasa Stadium.
  • Kohli smashed an unbeaten 72 runs against South Africa in the World Cup 2014. He received the Man Of The Match award third time in the world Cup for his brilliant batting display.
  • In the next edition (2016), Virat again scored an unbeaten 55 runs at the Eden Gardens stadium against Pakistan. As he managed to win the Man Of The Match award for the fourth time in the three World Cup editions.
  • Virat Kohli again received the Man Of The Match award in the same edition. Meanwhile, he smashed an unbeaten 82 runs against Australia at the Mohali stadium and won the award.
  • The latest inclusion on this list is one of Kohli's best knocks for India came at MCG. Kohli scored an unbeaten 82* runs in 53 balls against Pakistan at the T20 World Cup 2022. This was Virat's 6th MoM award in the history of the tournament.

Mahela Jayawardene | Sri Lanka :

Image – India TV

Legendary Sri Lankan batsman comes, former skipper, Mahela Jayawardene won 5 Man of the Match awards in the T20 World Cup. Moreover, Mahela Jayawardene is the leading run-scorer in the World Cup stages with 1016 runs in 31 innings. He holds the record for the most runs in T20 World Cup matches till now. However, Indian Captain Virat Kohli can overtake him in this World Cup 2021. Now, let's see the matches in which Mahela won the "Man Of The Match" awards.

  • Mahela scored 78 runs against Ireland at Lord's in T20 World Cup 2009 and managed to receive the Man Of The Match award.
  • Mahela Jayawardene scored his first hundred on the T20 World Cup stage against Zimbabwe at the Providence stadium in 2010. However, for his brilliant century, he managed to win the Man Of The Match award for the second time in World Cup.
  • He again scored an unbeaten 98 runs against West Indies in World Cup 2010. As he managed to win the Man Of The Match award again in the same edition and for the 3rd time in T20 World Cups.
  • Moreover, in the next edition(2012), Mahela again played an unbeaten inning of 65 and received the Man Of The Match award.
  • Again in the same edition(2012), Mahela won the Man Of The Match award for hitting a valuable 42 runs against Pakistan at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Chris Gayle | West Indies :

Image – Times Of India

The Universe Boss, Chris Gayle has also received 5 Man Of The Match awards in his T20 World Cup career. Moreover, he can add more to his name this time. Chris Gayle also scored 920 runs in 26 innings with an impressive average of 40. Gayle has also played with a good strike rate of 147 in these matches. Now, let's see the matches in which Gayle stunned all and received the Man Of The Match award.

  • Chris Gayle won his first MoM award in the inauguration T20 World Cup in a match against South Africa. Gayle smashed his first World Cup ton in this match, he scored 117 runs against the Africans.
  • In the next edition, Chris Gayle again emerges as he won his second Man Of The Match award in the World Cup 2009. Gayle smashed 88 runs against the strong Australian team at the Kingston Oval and adjusted to win the Man Of The Match award.
  • Gayle won his third MoM award in World Cup 2010 when he scored 98 runs against India at the Kingston Oval. Moreover, he also took a wicket to his name after playing important innings that day.
  • Chris Gayle scored an unbeaten 75 runs against Australia in the 2012 T20 World Cup and managed to win his 4th MoM award.
  • In the last edition (2016) of the World Cup, Gayle smashed his second World Cup ton against England. Gayle scored an unbeaten 100 runs at the Wankhede Stadium of Mumbai and managed to win the Man Of The Match award for the fifth time.

Shane Watson | Australia :

Former Australian batting all-rounder Shane Watson also won the Man Of The Match award in the T20 World Cup a total of 5 times. The Australian great of the game has scored a lot of runs and also scalps as many wickets in the game. Watson smashes 537 runs in 22 innings that he played in the T20 World Cup. Shane Watson won his first MoM award in the 2010 edition of the T20 World Cup. Watson smashed 81 runs against Pakistan at the Darren Sammy Cricket stadium to receive the award. Moreover, he also scalps 22 wickets in his T20 World Cup career. Now, let's see the matches in which Watson received the Man Of The Match award.

  • Shane Watson won his first MoM award in the 2010 edition of the T20 World Cup. Watson smashed 81 runs against Pakistan at the Darren Sammy Cricket stadium to receive the award.
  • Shane Watson won his second Man Of The Match award in the T20 World Cup 2012. He scored 51 runs and picks up 2 wickets in a match against Ireland and received the award for the second time.
  • Watson again won the Man Of The Match award in the same edition. He scored an unbeaten 41 runs innings and also picks up 2 crucial wickets.
  • For the third time in the same edition, Shane Watson managed to win his 4th MoM award. He scored 72 runs and picks up 3 wickets against India at the Premadasa Stadium.
  • For the last and final time, Shane Watson won the award in the same edition. However, he scored 70 runs, and while bowling he picks up 2 crucial wickets to help his team to end up on the winning side. Meanwhile, he received the Man Of The Match award for the fifth time in the T20 World Cup stages.

N.B: The stats are accurate as of 23/10/2022.

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