The Golden Bat Award is an award given to the top run-scorer in the ICC Cricket World Cup. It is one of the most impressive awards in the tournament, and it is a recognition of the batsman’s outstanding performance.
The award was first introduced in 1975, and it has been won by some of the greatest batsmen in the game, including Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, and Virat Kohli.
If there is more than one player with the same number of runs, both of them are awarded the Golden Bat.
Interesting facts India is the only country whose players have won the Golden Bat Award a record five times. Sachin Tendulkar won the award in 1996 and 2003, Rahul Dravid won it in 1999, Rohit Sharma won it in 2019 and Virat Kohli won it in 2023
Here is a Detailed Explanation of The Golden Bat Award:
- Eligibility: The Golden Bat Award is eligible to all batsmen who play in the ICC Cricket World Cup.
- Selection criteria: The Golden Bat Award is awarded to the batsman who scores the most runs in the tournament.
- Ties: If there is more than one player with the same number of runs, both of them are awarded with the Golden Bat.
- Presentation: The Golden Bat Award is presented to the winner at the end of the tournament, during the closing ceremony.
The Golden Bat Award is a prestigious award, and it is a recognition of the batsman’s outstanding performance in the Cricket World Cup. The award is sure to motivate the batsmen to perform at their best in the tournament.
ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Award Types
There are currently four post-tournament awards given at the Cricket World Cup:
- ICC Golden Bat for the top run scorer. This award was first awarded in 1975.
- ICC Golden Ball for the top wicket-taker. This award was also first awarded in 1975.
- ICC Player of the Tournament for the outstanding player of the tournament. This award was first awarded in 1992.
- ICC Player of the Match in Final for the outstanding player of the World Cup final. This award was also first awarded in 1992.
Complete List Golden Bat Winners In ODI World Cup: From 1975 To 2023
|1975||Glenn Turner||New Zealand||333|
|1979||Gordon Greenidge||West Indies||253|
|1992||Martin Crowe||New Zealand||456|
|2011||Tillakaratne Dilshan||Sri Lanka||500|
|2015||Martin Guptill||New Zealand||547|