A players performance is not always determined by what the statistic books show. However, technically awards are given to recognise the herculean effort by a player. Similarly, in cricket, cricketers receive the man of the series award for their spectacular show throughout a series. This is an epitome of their greatness and consistency during that said series.
Many great cricketers have earned the player of the series owing to the essential contribution that they enacted in the series. Many great cricketers have struggled to win one man of the series awards throughout their cricket journey. Thus, winning many is one of the toughest jobs and considered as the rare achievements in the game of cricket.
We at Cricket Addictor takes a look at the top ten cricketers with the most man of the series awards in international cricket across the formats:
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10. Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan is the greatest ever to spin a ball in the history of cricket. Whether Sri Lanka played at home, on pitches where he was often unplayable, or overseas, Murali was the go-to man and he seldom disappointed. His 800 Test wickets and 534 in ODIs are a testimony to that.
Mostly marred with controversies, Muralitharan has troubled almost every batsman he has played against. In the 155 series, he has represented his country ranging over almost 18 years, Muralitharan won 11 man of the series awards. Notably, all those awards came in the Test cricket which is also the most by a player to have played the game.