Records / Test matches / Individual records (captains, players, umpires) / Most player-of-the-match awards

Player Span Mat Awards
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2013 166 23
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL) 1992-2010 133 19
Wasim Akram (PAK) 1985-2002 104 17
SK Warne (AUS) 1992-2007 145 17
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2015 134 16
RT Ponting (AUS) 1995-2012 168 16
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 98 14
SR Waugh (AUS) 1985-2004 168 14
SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 1989-2013 200 14
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1997-2014 149 13
IT Botham (ENG) 1977-1992 102 12
GC Smith (ICC/SA) 2002-2014 117 12
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1990-2006 131 12
Imran Khan (PAK) 1971-1992 88 11
PA de Silva (SL) 1984-2002 93 11
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 108 11
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2014 113 11
GD McGrath (AUS) 1993-2007 124 11
AR Border (AUS) 1978-1994 156 11
S Chanderpaul (WI) 1994-2015 164 11
R Dravid (ICC/INDIA) 1996-2012 164 11
HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2016 75 10
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1991 81 10
ML Hayden (AUS) 1994-2009 103 10
KP Pietersen (ENG) 2005-2014 104 10
Younis Khan (PAK) 2000-2016 112 10
IVA Richards (WI) 1974-1991 121 10
A Kumble (INDIA) 1990-2008 132 10
MG Johnson (AUS) 2007-2015 73 9
DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2016 85 9
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 9
SCJ Broad (ENG) 2007-2016 101 9
GA Gooch (ENG) 1975-1995 118 9
Inzamam-ul-Haq (ICC/PAK) 1992-2007 120 9
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 72 8
G Kirsten (SA) 1993-2004 101 8
CH Gayle (WI) 2000-2014 103 8
V Sehwag (ICC/INDIA) 2001-2013 104 8
JL Langer (AUS) 1993-2007 105 8
JM Anderson (ENG) 2003-2016 121 8
N Kapil Dev (INDIA) 1978-1994 131 8
R Ashwin (INDIA) 2011-2016 42 7
J Srinath (INDIA) 1991-2002 67 7
MEK Hussey (AUS) 2005-2013 79 7
JG Wright (NZ) 1978-1993 82 7
GS Chappell (AUS) 1970-1984 87 7
Mohammad Yousuf (PAK) 1998-2010 90 7
AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1999-2008 96 7
GP Thorpe (ENG) 1993-2005 100 7
MA Taylor (AUS) 1989-1999 104 7
SP Fleming (NZ) 1994-2008 111 7
MA Atherton (ENG) 1989-2001 115 7
MJ Clarke (AUS) 2004-2015 115 7
AJ Stewart (ENG) 1990-2003 133 7
SPD Smith (AUS) 2010-2016 47 6
JE Root (ENG) 2012-2016 51 6
DM Jones (AUS) 1984-1992 52 6
GP Swann (ENG) 2008-2013 60 6
CL Cairns (NZ) 1989-2004 62 6
DJ Cullinan (SA) 1993-2001 70 6
MJ Slater (AUS) 1993-2001 74 6
LRPL Taylor (NZ) 2007-2016 78 6
A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 1998-2009 79 6
RJ Shastri (INDIA) 1981-1992 80 6
Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 87 6
HH Gibbs (SA) 1996-2008 90 6
HM Amla (SA) 2004-2016 97 6
M Ntini (SA) 1998-2009 101 6
CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2002 102 6
Harbhajan Singh (INDIA) 1998-2015 103 6
CG Greenidge (WI) 1974-1991 108 6
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1994-2009 111 6
SC Ganguly (INDIA) 1996-2008 113 6
VVS Laxman (INDIA) 1996-2012 134 6
AN Cook (ENG) 2006-2016 138 6
VD Philander (SA) 2011-2016 37 5
Shakib Al Hasan (BDESH) 2007-2016 44 5
GF Lawson (AUS) 1980-1989 46 5
Mushtaq Ahmed (PAK) 1990-2003 52 5
DA Warner (AUS) 2011-2016 57 5
SJ Harmison (ENG/ICC) 2002-2009 63 5
Abdul Qadir (PAK) 1977-1990 67 5
GW Flower (ZIM) 1992-2004 67 5
KJ Hughes (AUS) 1977-1984 70 5
CJ McDermott (AUS) 1984-1996 71 5
MP Vaughan (ENG) 1999-2008 82 5
Z Khan (INDIA) 2000-2014 92 5
A Ranatunga (SL) 1982-2000 93 5
M Azharuddin (INDIA) 1984-2000 99 5
BB McCullum (NZ) 2004-2016 101 5
Saleem Malik (PAK) 1982-1999 103 5
AB de Villiers (SA) 2004-2016 106 5
CH Lloyd (WI) 1966-1985 110 5
DL Haynes (WI) 1978-1994 116 5
DI Gower (ENG) 1978-1992 117 5
Javed Miandad (PAK) 1976-1993 124 5
SM Gavaskar (INDIA) 1971-1987 125 5
ME Waugh (AUS) 1991-2002 128 5

Match awards have only been a regular feature in Tests since the mid-1980s and the list is not complete for earlier matches

Records include the following recent matches:
India v England at Mohali, 3rd Test, Nov 26-29, 2016 [Test # 2238]
New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, 2nd Test, Nov 25-29, 2016 [Test # 2237]
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, 3rd Test, Nov 24-27, 2016 [Test # 2236]

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