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) 2000-2014 129* 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) 1994-2014 160* 11
R Dravid (ICC/India) 1996-2012 164 11
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1991 81 10
ML Hayden (Aus) 1994-2009 103 10
KP Pietersen (Eng) 2005-2014 104 10
IVA Richards (WI) 1974-1991 121 10
A Kumble (India) 1990-2008 132 10
MG Johnson (Aus) 2007-2014 64* 9
DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2014 77* 9
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 9
GA Gooch (Eng) 1975-1995 118 9
Inzamam-ul-Haq (ICC/Pak) 1992-2007 120 9
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 72 8
Younis Khan (Pak) 2000-2014 96 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
N Kapil Dev (India) 1978-1994 131 8
HMRKB Herath (SL) 1999-2014 57 7
J Srinath (India) 1991-2002 67 7
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2007-2014 74 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
JM Anderson (Eng) 2003-2014 99 7
GP Thorpe (Eng) 1993-2005 100 7
MA Taylor (Aus) 1989-1999 104 7
MJ Clarke (Aus) 2004-2014 108 7
SP Fleming (NZ) 1994-2008 111 7
MA Atherton (Eng) 1989-2001 115 7
AJ Stewart (Eng) 1990-2003 133 7
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
A Flintoff (Eng/ICC) 1998-2009 79 6
RJ Shastri (India) 1981-1992 80 6
HM Amla (SA) 2004-2014 81* 6
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 87 6
HH Gibbs (SA) 1996-2008 90 6
Harbhajan Singh (India) 1998-2013 101 6
M Ntini (SA) 1998-2009 101 6
CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2002 102 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
VD Philander (SA) 2011-2014 28* 5
Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 2007-2014 37 5
GF Lawson (Aus) 1980-1989 46 5
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 1990-2003 52 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
Saleem Malik (Pak) 1982-1999 103 5
AN Cook (Eng) 2006-2014 109 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:
South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2150]
Australia v India at Brisbane, 2nd Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2149]
Australia v India at Adelaide, 1st Test, Dec 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2148]

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