Most Man of the Match awards in the ODI World Cup history

Winning a Man of the Match (MOTM) award in the ODI Cricket World Cup is a significant achievement and a matter of pride for every player. The record for claiming the most number of Man of the Match awards is currently held by Sachin Tendulkar, who won as many as 9 MOTM awards during his ODI World Cup career for India.

Will Rohit Sharma Break Tendulkar’s Most Man of the Match Records?

After Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma now has the second most Player of the Match awards in World Cup history. He scored 87 runs against England on 29 October during world cup 2023, which was very important and helped India win by a large margin (100 runs). He also won the Man of the Match award. In 50-over World Cup games, this is Rohit’s seventh award of this kind. He now has more than the famous Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath, who had six. Sachin Tendulkar currently holds the record for most Player of the Match awards with nine.

Rohit Sharma has 7 MOTM Awards in Cricket World Cup

Most Man of the Match Awards Won in ODI World Cup

Player Span Matches Match Awards
SR Tendulkar (IND) 1992-2011 45 9
RG Sharma (IND)* 2015-2023* 29 7
GD McGrath (AUS) 1996-2007 39 6
AB de Villiers (SA) 2007-2015 23 5
GA Gooch (ENG) 1979-1992 21 5
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1992-2007 38 5
L Klusener (SA) 1999-2003 14 5
IVA Richards (WI) 1975-1987 23 5
DA Warner (AUS)* 2015-2023* 29 5
ME Waugh (AUS) 1992-1999 22 5
SC Ganguly (IND) 1999-2007 21 4
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1999-2015 40 4
BC Lara (WI) 1992-2007 34 4
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2003-2015 37 4
SK Warne (AUS) 1996-1999 17 4
Mohammed Shami (IND)* 2015-2023* 18 4
Virat Kohli (IND)* 2011-2023* 37 4
Yuvraj Singh (IND) 2003-2011 23 4
Shakib Al Hassan (BAN)* 2007-2023 36 4
Check List of Records Broken at the World Cup 2023

Sachin Tendulkar’s Man of the Match Awards in Cricket World Cup

1992 World Cup (2 Awards)
  • In his first World Cup, Sachin won two awards. His first award came when he scored an unbeaten 54 runs against Pakistan, helping India win. In the next game against Zimbabwe, he scored 81 runs, leading India to another victory.
1996 World Cup (2 Awards)
  • Sachin was the top scorer of this World Cup with 523 runs. He won an award for his unbeaten 127 runs against Kenya. His next award was for scoring 70 runs against the West Indies.
1999 World Cup (1 Award)
  • Despite facing personal challenges, Sachin returned to score a fast 140 runs against Kenya. This performance earned him another award.
2003 World Cup (3 Awards)
  • This was a record year for Sachin. He scored the most runs in this World Cup with 673 runs. He won awards for his performances against Zimbabwe (81 runs), Namibia (152 runs), and Pakistan (98 runs).
2011 World Cup (1 Award)

Throughout his World Cup career, Sachin Tendulkar won a total of 9 Man of the Match awards, the most by any player in World Cup history.

Most Man of the Match awards at ODI World Cup 2019:

  • Rohit Sharma (India) – 9 matches, 4 MOTM awards
  • David Warner (Australia) – 10 matches, 3 MOTM awards
  • Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) – 8 matches, 3 MOTM awards

Most Man of the Match awards at ODI World Cup 2015:

  • AB de Villiers (South Africa) – 8 matches, 2 MOTM awards
  • Trent Boult (New Zealand) – 9 matches, 2 MOTM awards
  • Shikhar Dhawan (India) – 8 matches, 2 MOTM awards

Most Man of the Match awards at ODI World Cup 2011:

  • Yuvraj Singh (India) – 9 matches, 4 MOTM awards
  • TM Dilshan (Sri Lanka) – 9 matches, 2 MOTM awards
  • Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) – 8 matches, 2 MOTM awards

Most Man of the Match awards at ODI World Cup 2007:

  • Matthew Hayden (Australia) – 11 matches, 3 MOTM awards
  • Glenn McGrath (Australia) – 11 matches, 3 MOTM awards
  • Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) – 11 matches, 2 MOTM awards

World Cup 2023: India’s Man of the Match Awards 

  • KL Rahul – Match against Australia on 8 October 2023
  • Rohit Sharma – Match against Afghanistan on 11 October 2023
  • Jasprit Bumrah – Match against Pakistan on 14 October 2023
  • Virat Kohli – Match against Bangladesh on 19 October 2023
  • Mohammed Shami – Match against New Zealand on 22 October 2023
  • Rohit Sharma – Match against England on 29 October 2023
  • Mohammed Shami – Match against Sri Lanka on 02 November 2023
  • Virat Kohli – Match against South Africa on 05 November 2023
  • Shreyas Iyer – Match against Netherland on 12 November 2023
  • Mohammed Shami – Match against New Zealand (Semi- Final) on 15 November 2023

Mohammed Shami – 3
Rohit Sharma – 2
Virat Kohli – 2

Most Man of the Match Awards in a Single Cricket World Cup Tournament

  1. Yuvraj Singh (India) – 4 MOTM in 2011 World Cup
  2. Aravinda de Silva (Sri Lanka) – 4 MOTM in 1996 World Cup

Yuvraj Singh was named Man of the Match in the following four games of the 2011 Cricket World Cup:

  • India vs Ireland: Yuvraj scored 50 runs off 75 balls and took Five wickets for 31 runs.
  • India vs Netherland: Yuvraj scored 51 runs off 73 balls and took two wickets for 43 runs.
  • India vs West Indies: Yuvraj scored 113 runs off 123 balls and took two wickets for 18 runs.
  • India vs Australia: Yuvraj scored 57 runs off 65 balls and took two wickets for 44 runs.

Who is the most man of the series in ODI cricket?

The player with the most “Man of the Series” awards in ODI cricket is SR Tendulkar (IND). He has received the award 15 times during his ODI career, which spanned from 1989 to 2012. In this period, he played 463 matches and was part of 108 series.

Who has the most consecutive wins in ODI cricket?

The record for the most consecutive wins in ODI cricket is held by Australia with 21 consecutive wins. They achieved this streak starting with a win against England at Hobart on 11 January 2003 and ending with a win against West Indies at Port of Spain on 24 May 2003.

Who is the most consecutive man of the match in ODI World Cup?

During the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Yuvraj Singh showcased his exceptional skills and played a pivotal role in India’s matches against the Netherlands and Ireland. Against the Netherlands, he delivered an all-round performance, picking up crucial wickets and also contributing with the bat. In the game against Ireland, Yuvraj’s brilliance shone once again as he became the first player to score a fifty and take five wickets in a World Cup match. His consistent performances earned him consecutive Man of the Match awards (2 Times), highlighting his significance in India’s journey in the tournament.

First Indian to win Man of the Match in World Cup?

In 1983, Mohinder Amarnath was the first Indian to win “Man of the Match” in the World Cup.

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