A Player of the Match award is given to a player for delivering impactful performances for the team. Although cricket is a team sport, it is absolutely imperative for big players to showcase their mojo in the clutch moments of the game.
Yes, the big-match players find a way out to make a telling impact in order to push the team in the comfort zone. The Fab 4 batters namely Steve Smith, Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli have been the most consistent players of their respective teams.
Let’s take a look at the Player of The Match awards in Test cricket among the Fab 4.
1. Steve Smith
Steve Smith is presently the best Test batter in the world. He has literally perfected the art of scoring runs in the purest of the game. Initially, he takes time to assess the conditions before going about his business. We all know how tough it is to get his wicket once he gets into the groove. Smith has bagged 13 Player of the Match awards in Test cricket.
2. Joe Root
Former England Test captain Joe Root is the other batter who has also received as many as 13 Player of the Match awards in the longest format of the game. He has been incredibly consistent in the purest format of the game for a long time now. Notably, he is the leading run-scorer among the active players with 11168 runs.
3. Kane Williamson
Former New Zealand Test captain Kane Williamson comes third on the list as he has bagged eleven Player of the Match awards in the conventional format. He is one of the players in the Fab 4 who has been consistently scoring runs for the team.
4. Virat Kohli
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s form with regard to Test cricket took a big hit in the last few years. Overall, he has bagged as many as 10 Player of the Match awards. However, he has regained his form recently and is expected to produce spell-bound performances to earn more awards in the games to come.