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Most Player of the Match in Test Cricket

By Kaif - July 4, 2023 - Last updated on Jul 04, 2023 02:47 PM
Most Player of the Match in Test Cricket

Cricket is very much liked all over the world. There is no limit to the craze of the fans regarding this game. This game is years old and its first official match was played on 15 March 1877. With time this game is continuously progressing and new formats are also coming in it but still Test is still considered to be the most spectacular.

Test cricket is being played for 147 years and many legendary players have achieved big records in it. Tests are played over 5 days and the player who performs best for the team on all these days is awarded the prestigious Player of the Match award. In this article, we will talk about Most Player of the Match in Test Cricket

Most Player of the Match in Test Cricket

Jacques KallisSouth Africa16623
Muthiah MuralidaranSri Lanka13319
Wasim AkramPakistan10417
Shane WarneAustralia14517
Kumar SangakkaraSri Lanka13416

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5 Most Player Of The Match Awards in Test Cricket

1. Jacques Kallis - 23 Awards

Jacques Kallis

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The most 'Player of the Match' award in Test cricket is recorded in the name of former Proteas batsman Jacques Kallis. Kallis played 166 Tests and was the 'Player of the Match 23 times.

2. Muthiah Muralidaran - 19 Awards

Muthiah Muralidaran

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Sri Lankan veteran spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is second in this list. This bowler, who took the most wickets in Test cricket, played 133 Tests and managed to win the 'Player of the Match award 19 times.

3. Wasim Akram - 17 Awards

Wasim Akram

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The name of former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram comes at number three. This veteran player played 104 Test matches and won the 'Player of the Match' award 17 times.

4. Shane Warne - 17 Awards

Shane Warne

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Shane Warne, the great spinner who said goodbye to the world last year, also won the 'Player of the Match award 17 times in his Test career. Shane Warne played 145 Tests and he is also the second-highest Test wicket-taker.

5. Kumar Sangakkara - 16 Awards

Kumar Sangakkara

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Kumar Sangakkara's name is included in this list at number 5. Kumar Sangakkara has won the 'Player of the Match' award 16 times in Test cricket.

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