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Last Updated:  Monday, 17 March, 2003, 14:00 GMT
Tendulkar heads shortlist
Indian batting star Sachin Tendulkar is on course to win the World Cup Man of the Tournament award.

Tendulkar meets his fans
Tendulkar is the idol of India's vast army of fans

He has so far been named Man of the Match on three occasions during the tournament, and will make sure of the award if he does so again in Thursday's semi-final against Kenya.

Tendulkar currently has 12 points - four more than Sri Lankans Chaminda Vaas and Marvan Atapattu.

An International Cricket Council Match Referee chooses his top three players after each fixture, with the Man of the Match receiving three points, the second best player two points, and the third best one.

He is the tournament's leading run scorer with 586 in nine innings at an average of 65.1, including a score of 152 against Namibia.

The 29-year-old is also the highest scorer in the history of one-day cricket with 12,132 in 312 appearances.

The Man of the Tournament will receive a commemorative trophy from West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers following next Sunday's final in Johannesburg.

South African all-rounder Lance Klusener was named Player of the World Cup in 1999 after scoring 281 runs and 17 wickets to help his side reach the semi-finals.


Man of the tournament standings:

12 S Tendulkar (India

8 M Atapattu (Sri), C Vaas (Sri)

7 S Ganguly (Ind)

6 Wasim Akram (Pak), J Anderson (Eng), J Davison (Can), S Jayasuriya (Sri)

5 A Bichel (Aus), A Blignaut (Zim), V Drakes (WI), H Gibbs (SA), L Klusener (SA), B Lee (Aus), T Odoyo (Ken), R Ponting (Aus), H Streak (Zim).




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