Player RecordsBabar Azam Man of the Match Awards in Test, ODI, and T20I

Babar Azam Man of the Match Awards in Test, ODI, and T20I

Babar Azam won his first man of the match award in an ODI against West Indies at Sharjah. When he scored his first century in One Day internationals after that, he never looked back.

Although Babar ranked in 13th position for most player of the match awards for Pakistan, he needs only four more awards to surpass the greatest captain Imran Khan and three for Javed Miandad.

Let’s deep dive into Babar Azam’s most impactful inning for Pakistan in the winning cause.

Babar Azam Man of the Match Awards in All Formats

Babar Azam has won 20 Player of the match in 241 international matches. Since he began his career in 2015, he has received more MOTM than any other player in Pakistan.
He has scored several centuries and fifties that helped his team in match victory. But as everyone knows, the player with the most impactful inning gets the award, either bowler or batter.

1120ODIWest IndiesSharjah2016
2123ODIWest IndiesSharjah2016
3117ODIWest IndiesAbdu Dhabi2016
4125ODIWest IndiesProvidence2017
586T20IWorld XILahore2017
669ODISri LankaSharjah2017
797T20IWest IndiesKarachi2018
979T20INew ZealandDubai 2018
10101ODINew ZealandBirmingham2019
13103ODISouth AfricaCenturion2021
1494ODISouth AfricaCenturion2021
15122T20ISouth AfricaCenturion2021
2079T20INew ZealandChristchurch2022
Man of the Match Awards List in International Cricket All Formats

Babar Azam Man of the Match Awards in Test

Babar has played 47 test games and succeeded in winning only one man of the match award. In March 2022, when Australia visited Pakistan, Babar Azam won his only MOTM award.
It was a match-saving inning by him, as Australia set a big total of 556 runs, and Pakistan Lost all of their wickets at 147 in the first inning. Keep in mind this was the match where Babar took his maiden and only wicket in International Cricket.

The Australian skipper ended their batting inning at 97/2 and tried to win the game. Pakistan loses 2 wickets very early while chasing 506 runs. After that partnership between Abdullah Shafiq and Babar and between Rizwan and Babar helped Pakistan to draw the match.

1st Inning36794615430
2nd Inning19642546603211
Man of the Match Awards in Test

It is difficult for a player to win MOTM awards in Test Cricket. In this longer format, a batter has to show his capabilities in both innings. The batter is out of the race if a mishap happens in any innings. Because Bowlers have more control in this format because management tries to make pitches that suit bowlers.

Babar Azam Man of the Match Awards in ODI

Babar Azam has excellent records in ODI, as he gets the number one position in ICC ODI Rankings by beating Virat Kohli. He has scored most of his centuries in this format and loved scoring in One day games.
Babar has won 11 Man of the match awards in ODI’s. He won his first Man of the match in the ODI against West Indies, and his last award was against Australia in 2022. Most of the awards are wins against West Indies. Below is the complete list of his all-player of the match awards list in ODI.

#RunsBallsSROppositionMatch ResultVenueYear
0112013192West IndiesPak Won by 11 RunsSharjah2016
0212312698West IndiesPak Won by 59 RunsSharjah2016
03117106110West IndiesPak Won by 136 RunsAbu Dhabi2016
0412513295West IndiesPak Won by 74 RunsProvidence2017
056910168Sri LankaPak Won by 7 WicketsSharjah2017
0610676139ZimbabwePak Won by 131 RunsBulawayo2018
0710112780New ZealandPak Won by 6 WicketsBirmingham2019
0810310499South AfricaPak Won by 3 WicketsCenturion2021
099482115South AfricaPak Won by 28 RunsCenturion2021
1011483137AustraliaPak Won by 6 WicketsLahore2022
1110511591AustraliaPak Won by 9 WicketsLahore2022
Man of the Match Awards List in ODI

Babar Azam Man of the Match Awards in T20I

Babar Azam has won 8 Man of the matches awards in T20I in 99 matches. Seven awards were won in International matches, while one was won in a friendly match against World Xi in 2017. Below is the list of all matches

#RunsBallsSROppositionMatch ResultsVenueYear
018652165World XIPak Won by 20 RunsLahore2017
029758167West IndiesPak Won by 82 RunsKarachi2018
038958136New ZealandPak Won by 47 RunsDubai2018
046644150BangladeshPak Won by 9 WicketsLahore2020
058255149ZimbabwePak Won by 6 WicketsRawalpindi2020
0612259207South AfricaPak Won by 9 WicketsCenturion2021
0711066167EnglandPak Won by 10 WicketsKarachi2022
087953149New ZealandPak Won by 6 WicketsChristchurch2022
Man of the Match Awards List in T20I

Babar Azam Man of the Match Awards By Opposition Team

Babar Azam has won most Man of the matches against West Indies. He outclassed the black storm in five matches and got a victory for his team. He won three times against Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand, two against Zimbabwe, and one against Sri Lanka and England. Babar Azam never won player of the match against India and Afghanistan.

Opposition TeamTotalTestODIT20I
West Indies5041
South Africa3021
New Zealand3012
Sri Lanka1010
Babar Azam Man of the Match by Opposition

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