The man of the match award is always part of any game of cricket whether it is Test, ODI, or T20 match.
The man of the match award is given to the player who plays a match-winning or outstanding performance in the match.
The Man of the match award is handed to the player from the winning team. However, on rare occasions in the past, the award has also been given to players of the losing team for spectacular performances.
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There are many bowlers and batsmen who have won the man of the match awards in Test cricket multiple times.
Virat Kohli(9): Virat Kohli takes 5th place in this list with 9 man of the match awards in Tests so far. Since 2011, the Indian skipper has played 93 Test matches. In 156 innings, the right-handed batsman has piled up 7547 runs at an average of 51.49.
Ben Stokes(9): Ben Stokes grabs the 4th spot in this list. The England player has also won 9 man of the match awards in his Test career so far. Ben Stokes has played 71 Test matches since his debut in 2013. The left-handed batsman has scored 4631 runs in 130 innings at an average of 37.04.
Stuart Broad(10): With 10 man-of-the-match awards in his kitty in Test cricket, Stuart Broad bags the 3rd spot in this list. The England player has played 149 Test matches so far. In 274 innings, the right-arm pacer has picked 524 wickets at an average of 27.84.
Joe Root (12): Joe Root occupies the 2nd spot in this list with 12 man of the match awards in his Test career so far. Since his Test debut in 2012, Joe Root has played 106 matches. The current England Test skipper has mustered 8887 runs in 195 Test innings at an average of 49.09.
Steve Smith(12): Steve Smith tops this list with 12 man-of-the-match awards in Test cricket. After making his Test debut in 2010, Smith has played 77 Test matches so far. The former Australian captain has scored 7540 runs in 139 innings at an impressive average of 61.80.
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