Performing well in the historic Ashes series is the dream for Australian cricketers. However, the ones who perform exceedingly well go on to do wonders for the team and rightly so, they earn the Player of the Match awards. Australia have always been a team that has done well in the marquee events.
Their trophy cabinet is more than enough to testify that Australia are a phenomenal force to be reckoned with when it comes to big events. They have won the Ashes more times than England so far. Australia have won the historic competition, a record 34 times whereas England have won the Ashes 32 times.
When it comes to the batting department, two players namely Steve Smith and Ricky Ponting have performed exceedingly well in the Ashes. Steven Smith has bagged eight Man of the Match awards whereas Ricky Ponting has won five Man of the Match awards in the Ashes history.
Let’s take a glimpse at the three Australian bowlers with the most Man of the Match awards. In fact, the players that are going to be featured in the articles have already called it quits from international cricket.
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1. Shane Warne
Shane Warne was one of the important pillars of the Australian cricket team during the playing days of his international career. The Australian bowling great comes first on the list as he has bagged five Player of the Match awards, the most by any Australian bowler in the history of the Ashes.
2. Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath comes second on the list as he has bagged a total of four Man of the Match awards in the Ashes. The former Australian paceman is the second leading-wicket-taker in the Ashes with 157 wickets.
3. Mitchell Johnson
Former Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson also had his say in the Ashes during the heydays of his cricketing career. It is worth noting that he has received a total of four Player of the Match awards in the Ashes.
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