In the history of the IPL final, the players of Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have topped the list. Check out the details of Man of the Match in all IPL finals: every season, winning all IPL finals Man of the Match
The Indian Premier League final is just around the corner, with Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals vying for the title. After a three-year hiatus, there will be a closing ceremony before to the final.
Gujarat Titans are in their first IPL season and have reached the final, whilst Rajasthan Royals were winners in 2008 and are playing in their first final since then.
Man of the Match in IPL final history
The Indian Premier League has been contested for 14 seasons, and 11 of the finals have included either Mumbai Indians or Chennai Super Kings. The championship has been won five times by Mumbai Indians, and four times by Chennai Super Kings.
Yusuf Pathan was the player of the match in the inaugural IPL final, scoring 56 runs in only 39 balls while scalping three wickets and allowing just 22 runs. Anil Kumble is the only player to win the award while playing for a losing team. The Deccan Chargers won the championship in 2009, however, Kumble was awarded the MOTM for his 4/16 in the final.
Suresh Raina of the Chennai Super Kings won the award in 2010 for his outstanding all-round performance in the final. In 2011, Chennai won the championship for the second time, and Murali Vijay was their hero in the finals, scoring 89 runs in 48 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Manvinder Bisla is the most surprise name on the list, since he guided Kolkata to their first IPL triumph in the final of the IPL 2012. Players from MI and CSK are heavily represented on the list, with Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, Shane Watson, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, and Krunal Pandya winning the MOTM award in the IPL final.
|Year||Man of the Match||Team||Opposition||Performance|
|2008||Yusuf Pathan||Rajasthan Royals||Chennai Super Kings||55 (39) and 3/22|
|2009||Anil Kumble||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Deccan Chargers||4/16|
|2010||Suresh Raina||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai Indians||57* (35) and 1/21|
|2011||Murali Vijay||Chennai Super Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore||95 (52)|
|2012||Manvinder Bisla||Kolkata Knight Riders||Chennai Super Kings||89 (48)|
|2013||Kieron Pollard||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||60* (32) and 1/34|
|2014||Manish Pandey||Kolkata Knight Riders||Punjab Kings||94 (50)|
|2015||Rohit Sharma||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||50 (26)|
|2016||Ben Cutting||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Royal Challengers Bangalore||39* (15) and 2/35|
|2017||Krunal Pandya||Mumbai Indians||Rising Pune Supergiants||47 (38)|
|2018||Shane Watson||Chennai Super Kings||Sunrisers Hyderabad||117* (57)|
|2019||Jasprit Bumrah||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||2/14|
|2020||Trent Boult||Mumbai Indians||Delhi Capitals||3/30|
|2021||Faf du Plessis||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata Knight Riders||86 (59)|