Question - Match winners and number of man/player of the match awards

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Don Hines

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Jul 31, 2009, 12:34:58 PM7/31/09
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I am wondering does anyone have statistcis on who are the top ten
players (all times) with respect to winning the man/player of the
match awards? This statistic or some variant of it (such as percentage
of man of the match awards over the career) got to be a good indicator
of the match winning abilities of players. I think if we get this
list it will reveal an interesting list of game's greats.

Don

John Hall

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Jul 31, 2009, 12:51:35 PM7/31/09
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But only for the last 30-40 years or so (assuming we are talking about
Tests), as before that they didn't have such awards. So Bradman, for
instance, never won one.
--
John Hall "Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always
pays off now." Anon

Don Hines

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Jul 31, 2009, 1:23:09 PM7/31/09
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Yes, I am talking about tests. Also, even if it is for the last 30-40
years, I will be very curious to see the results

Brian Lawrence

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Jul 31, 2009, 2:08:57 PM7/31/09
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"Don Hines" <donhi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, I am talking about tests. Also, even if it is for the last 30-40
> years, I will be very curious to see the results

I tried compiling a list about 5 years ago. The most was 17 by Wasim Akram, then 14 by
Ambrose, Warne & Steve Waugh. Warne probably has more since then.

12 Botham & Muralitharan
11 Border, Imran, A da Silva
10 Richards, Marshall, S Pollock

Maybe Aslam has an up to date list.


Bharath628

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Jul 31, 2009, 2:36:12 PM7/31/09
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Here are all Players who won 5 or More 'Man of the Match' Award in
their Test Career:

Note : The number of Test matches played are in the parentheses.

JH Kallis, 19(131)
M Muralitharan 19(127)
Wasim Akram 17(104)
SK Warne 17(145)
RT Ponting 15(134)
SR Waugh 14(168)
CEL Ambrose 14(98)
SR Tendulkar 12(159)
BC Lara 12(131)
IT Botham 12(102)
AR Border 11(156)
PA de Silva 11(93)
Imran Khan 11(88)
GD McGrath 11(124)
KC Sangakkara 10(83)
SM Pollock 10(108)
MD Marshall 10(81)
Anil Kumble 10(132)
R Dravid 9(134)
ML Hayden 9(103)
GC Smith 9(77)
IVA Richards 9(121)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 9(120)
GA Gooch 9(118)
RJ Hadlee 9(86)
DPM Jayawardene 8(105)
S Chanderpaul 8(121)
JL Langer 8(105)
SP Fleming 8(111)
Kapil Dev 8(131)
DL Vettori 8(92)
Mohammad Yousuf 7(82)
GS Chappell 7(87)
V Sehwag 7(69)
AC Gilchrist7(96)
G Kirsten 7(101)
GP Thorpe 7(100)
MA Taylor 7(104)
AJ Stewart 7(133)
MA Atherton 7(115)
J Srinath 7(92)
AA Donald 7(72)
DM Jones 6(520
CG Greenidge 6(108)
MJ Slater 6(74)
SC Ganguly 6(113)
JG Wright 6(82)
CL Hooper 6(102)
CL Cairns 6(62)
A Flintoff 6(78)
WPU Vaas 6(111)
Waqar Younis 6(87)
M Ntini 6(99)
Javed Miandad 5(124)
SM Gavaskar 5(1125)
KP Pietersen 5(54)
CH Lloyd 5(110)
M Azharuddin 5(99)
DI Gower 5(117)
DJ Cullinan 5(70)
Salim Malik 5(103)
DL Haynes 5(116)
HH Gibbs 5(90)
ME Waugh 5(128)
MP Vaughan 5(82)
CH Gayle 5(82)
KJ Hughes 5(70)
RJ Shastri 5(80)
A Ranatunga 5(93)
GW Flower 5(67)
Harbhajan Singh 5(77)
GF Lawson 5(46)
Abdul Qadir 5(67)
CJ McDermott 5(71)
Mushtaq Ahmed 5(52)
SJ Harmison 5(61)

-Bharath Purohit

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Jul 31, 2009, 4:18:31 PM7/31/09
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This list is misleading. It has to done in percentage...........
Botham has 12 in 102, Lara has 12 in 131 tests and Sachin also has 12
but in 159 matches...........


1 > Wasim Akram 17(104) 17 104 16.34615385
2 > M Muralitharan 19(127) 19 127 14.96062992
3 >JH Kallis, 19(131) 19 131 14.50381679
4 > CEL Ambrose 14(98) 14 98 14.28571429
5 > Imran Khan 11(88) 11 88 12.5
6 > MD Marshall 10(81) 10 81 12.34567901
7 > KC Sangakkara 10(83) 10 83 12.04819277
8 > PA de Silva 11(93) 11 93 11.82795699
9 > IT Botham 12(102) 12 102 11.76470588
10 > SK Warne 17(145) 17 145 11.72413793
11 > RT Ponting 15(134) 15 134 11.19402985
12 > SM Pollock 10(108) 10 108 9.259259259
13 > BC Lara 12(131) 12 131 9.160305344
14 > GD McGrath 11(124) 11 124 8.870967742
15 > SR Waugh 14(168) 14 168 8.333333333
16 > Anil Kumble 10(132) 10 132 7.575757576
17 > SR Tendulkar 12(159) 12 159 7.547169811
18 > AR Border 11(156) 11 156 7.051282051


tendulkar.com

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Jul 31, 2009, 4:33:17 PM7/31/09
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That statistic is a stupid indicator of a player's match winning
abilities

gupta...@comcast.net

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Jul 31, 2009, 4:40:27 PM7/31/09
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The top TEN in terms of percent of times they got MOM award are:

1 > Wasim Akram 17(104) 17 104 16.34615385
2 > M Muralitharan 19(127) 19 127 14.96062992
3 >JH Kallis, 19(131) 19 131
14.50381679
4 > CEL Ambrose 14(98) 14 98 14.28571429
5 > Imran Khan 11(88) 11 88 12.5
6 > MD Marshall 10(81) 10 81 12.34567901
7 > KC Sangakkara 10(83) 10 83 12.04819277
8 > PA de Silva 11(93) 11 93
11.82795699
9 > IT Botham 12(102) 12 102 11.76470588
10 > SK Warne 17(145) 17 145 11.72413793


Interestingly, most are bowlers.........and rest could be counted as
all rounders (with the exception of Sangakkara....., but he could be
counted as all rounders as well because he does keeping as
well............)

R


Don Hines

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Jul 31, 2009, 5:29:48 PM7/31/09
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Thanks for the list. Very interesting data and has most of the big
names since 80s. I always heard that bowlers win matches and batsmen
save matches. This data kind of proves it out. Also I am surprised to
see some of the key bowlers missing such as Headlee, Richards, Donald,
also surprised to see DeSilva in the top ten.

driz

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Jul 31, 2009, 11:17:09 PM7/31/09
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I don't know how good an indicator this statistic would be. There were
incidents where MoM was given to players in the losing team(eg:
Gavaskar MoM for his Bangalore 96 vs Pak where Touseef & Qasim won the
game for Pak). There were "Men" of the match awards in certain games
(eg: plenty in India, even the Lord's game where Greenidge's 214
helped to chase 300+ in two sessions, both Botham and Greenidge shared
it). The adjudication process itself was questionable at times (in
certain ODIs I remember SRT getting MoM when someone else really did
better in the game) and so on.

I am curious to know where Bharath Purohit got his numbers from.
Cricinfo doesn't have MoM for all games from last ~30 yrs.. right?

Brian Lawrence

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Aug 1, 2009, 4:57:39 AM8/1/09
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"driz" <dri...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I am curious to know where Bharath Purohit got his numbers from.
> Cricinfo doesn't have MoM for all games from last ~30 yrs.. right?

They have this:

http://stats.cricinfo.com/ci/content/records/283704.html

Not all games had a MoM award, it was often a sponsor thing anyway.


John Hall

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Aug 1, 2009, 5:39:19 AM8/1/09
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Don Hines <donhi...@gmail.com> writes:
>Thanks for the list. Very interesting data and has most of the big
>names since 80s. I always heard that bowlers win matches and batsmen
>save matches. This data kind of proves it out.

It also suggests that wicketkeepers tend to be overlooked. When
wicketkeepers /have/ won MoM, it's almost always been for their batting.

> Also I am surprised to
>see some of the key bowlers missing such as Headlee, Richards, Donald,
>also surprised to see DeSilva in the top ten.

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