5 cricketers with most Man of the Match awards in T20 International cricket

In cricket Twenty20 format is the shortest format and people are crazy about this format of the game. In this format a players performance with the bowl or bat can overshadow the whole teams effort in a moment. It's the most amazing format where a player can show his skill at a short time and mark the match as his own. Lets have a look on such players who have delivered such performances the most and named as the man of the match at the international level.

5. Chris Gayle: 9 in 58 games

The hard-hitting Jamaican is often named as the tornado creator in the field is the best batsman of this format of the game. The ‘Universal Boss’ has scored in every T20 league he has been part of. He is first batsman to score a century in Twenty20 format, he blasted off South Africa by scoring 117 from just 57 balls during the 2007 ICC World T20. He has always been an impact player and has won the Man of the Match award on 9 in his career 58 games. Gayle didn't played an international game since the ICC Cricket World Cup last year. But the 40-year-old opener may still be a part of the West Indies plans for the T20 World Cup in Australia.

Matches 58 | Runs 1627 | Average 38.09 | Strike Rate 32.54 | 50s 13 | 100s 2 | Highest Score 117.

4. Rohit Sharma: 10 in 108 games

Rohit Sharma has been in amazing form from 2015. The opening batsman of India made his T20I debut in 2007. He struggled to be consistent in the early days of his career. But since he has been placed at the top of the batting order, he hasn’t looked back. On his day he can be tho most dangerous player for the oposition. He has won the MoM award for 10 times for India in his 108 games. Sharma has scored four T20 hundreds which the highest for any batsmen in international level.

Matches 108 | Runs 2773 | Average 32.24 | Strike Rate 138.79 | 50s 21 | 100s 4 | Highest Score 118.


3. Shahid Afridi: 11 in 99 games

Shahid Afridi has always been known for his agreesive cricket. He always tried to smash the bowlers out of the stadium, even when T20s were not that much populer. He was always cheered up by the crowd saying, ‘Boom Boom’ which became his trademark and the  buzzword later in T20s. This all-rounder not only managed to make shots but also his bowling abilities made things better for his team. He won the MoM award 11 times throughout his T20I career for Pakistan. He also won the Player of the Tournament award in the 2007 ICC World T20. The 40-year-old right handed all-rounder announced retirement from all international cricket, but he can still be seen in various T20 leagues all over the world

Matches 99 | Runs 1416 | Average 17.92 | Strike Rate 150 | 50s 4 | 100s 0 | Highest Score 54 | Wickets 98 | Bowling Average 24.45 | Economy Rate 6.63 | Best Bowling Figures 11/4.

2. Virat Kohli: 12 in 82 games

The Indian skipper is the most run getter in T20 international match. Virat Kohli made his T20I debut in 2010 and the right handed batsman has 12 MoM awards from his 82 matches. He was the Player of the Tournament in the last two editions of the ICC T20 World Cup.

Matches 82 | Runs 2794 | Average 50.8 | Strike Rate 138.25 | 50s 24 | 100s 0 | Highest Score 94.

1. Mohammad Nabi: 12 in 78 games

Mohammad Nabis may come as a surprise to many, but in T20 Leagues all over the world, it is the most common name. He is one of the best all-rounders in world cricket. Nabi at a time is an attacking batsman and an off-spinner. His contribution is they major reason behind the rise of Afghanistan cricket. In T20Is, he has won the MoM award 12 times in his 78 matches.

Matches 77 | Runs 1317 | Average 21.95 | Strike Rate 145.85 | 50s 4 | 100s 0 | Highest Score 89 | Wickets 69 | Bowling Average 26.91 | Economy Rate 7.24 | Best Bowling Figures 10/4.


Special mention:

Shakib Al Hasan: 5 in 76 games
Shakib Al Hasan is the number one all rounder for Bangladesh cricket team. He has many records in his record book for Bangladesh. With his left handed batting style to his off spin magic, he helped his team on many occasions. The all rounder is highest wicket taker for his team and second highest run scorer. He has won the most MoM for his team, 5 in his 76 games.

Matches 76 | Runs 1567 | Average 23.74 | Strike Rate 123.77 | 50s 9 | 100s 0 | Highest Score 84 | Wickets 92 | Bowling Average 20.58 | Economy Rate 6.81 | Best Bowling Figures 20/5.

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