The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most competitive domestic cricket league in the world. The world’s greatest players fight for the trophy over the course of 2-3 months. The IPL season this year is unlike any other. The IPL will have ten teams in 2022. In any match of the IPL, the player having the most impact is awarded the Man of the Match (MOM).
The IPL has brought a lot of joy to the cricketing community. Fans have been treated to a wealth of unforgettable moments, while players have been given opportunities to shine. The IPL is one of the most-watched T20 tournaments in the world, with millions of people glued to their seats for the final. As a result, it’s understandable that the stakes are enormous, and only individuals with steely nerves can succeed in such a demanding setting.
- Rohit Sharma – 18
Rohit Sharma is the first player on this list, having earned the “Man of the Match (MOM)” award 18 times. He’s not only the most successful captain in IPL history, but he’s also a fantastic batsman. In the tournament, he has 5611 runs, an average of 31.17, and a strike rate of 130.39.
- MS Dhoni – 17
MS Dhoni has appeared in the most IPL games (220), scoring 4746 runs at an average of 39.55 and a strike rate of 135.83. In the IPL, he has won 17 ‘Man of the Match (MOM)’ accolades. CSK won the title in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021 while he was captain. He has won several matches for CSK by batting deep in the innings and is regarded as one of the best T20 finishers.
- Yusuf Pathan – 16
Yusuf Pathan, who was a key player of Rajasthan Royal’s fairytale title-winning team in the inaugural 2008 season, has won the award 16 times and is third on the list. Pathan has 3204 runs in 154 innings, with a 29.12 batting average and a 142.97 strike rate. Pathan then went on to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchises.
- Suresh Raina – 14
Suresh Raina, the greatest run-scorer for CSK and a vital member of their middle order, is one of the best players in IPL history. Those who have followed the team in yellow for the past 14 years know how important the southpaw has been. In his IPL career, he has won 14 MOTM awards and has single-handedly won multiple matches for the club.
- Virat Kohli – 13
Virat Kohli has the most runs scored in the IPL thus far, with 6283 runs in 207 games. In 2016, he was named MVP after hitting 973 runs. That is still the most runs scored by a single player in an IPL season. That was also the last time RCB made it to the IPL final.