2023 ICC World Cup Awards: Australia beat India by six wickets in the final of the World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday (November 19) to win their record sixth World Cup title. India became the first team to move into the 50-over World Cup title clash when they beat New Zealand by 70 runs in Semi-final 1 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday (November 15).
Australia also entered the World Cup final when they beat South Africa by three wickets in a low-scoring match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday (November 16).
Fans are always keen to know the ICC Player of the Match in Final and the ICC Player of the Tournament Award.
Along with that, they are also curious to know the winners of the Golden Bat and the Golden Ball awards.
In this article, ZeeBiz takes you through the list of the awardees in different categories in World Cup finals and the overall tournament.
ICC World Cup Awards
Player of the Match awards in the World Cup final are being given ever since the first World Cup was played in England in 1975.
It was renamed the ICC Player of the Match in Final in 1992.
While the Golden Bat award, currently termed the ICC Golden Bat award, and the Golden Ball award, currently named the ICC Golden Ball award have been presented since the 1975 World Cup, the ICC Player of the Tournament award was introduced as late as the 1992 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
In the first World Cup, the West Indies skipper Clive Lloyd was awarded the Player of the Match award for his 102-run innings against Australia at the Lord’s, London.
While New Zealand’s Glenn Turner won the Golden Bat award for most runs at 333 at the 1975 World Cup, the Golden Ball award went to Gary Gilmour of Australia and Bernard Julien of the West Indies for 11 wickets each.
When the ICC introduced the ICC Player of the Tournament award in 1992, New Zealand skipper Martin Crowe became the first player to win it for his 456 runs in the World Cup.
ICC Player of the Tournament Awards
ICC Player of the Match Awards
Golden Bat Awards
|World Cup||Top runscorer||Runs|
|1975||New Zealand Glenn Turner||333|
|1979||Cricket West Indies Gordon Greenidge||253|
|1983||England David Gower||384|
|1987||England Graham Gooch||471|
|1992||New Zealand Martin Crowe||456|
|1996||India Sachin Tendulkar||523|
|1999||India Rahul Dravid||461|
|2003||India Sachin Tendulkar||673|
|2007||Australia Matthew Hayden||659|
|2011||Sri Lanka Tillakaratne Dilshan||500|
|2015||New Zealand Martin Guptill||547|
|2019||India Rohit Sharma||648|
|2023||India Virat Kohli||765|
Golden Ball Awards
|World Cup||Top wicket taker||Wickets|
|1975||Gary Gilmour (AU) Bernard Julien (WI)||11|
|1979||England Mike Hendrick||10|
|1983||India Roger Binny||18|
|1987||Australia Craig McDermott||18|
|1992||Pakistan Wasim Akram||18|
|1996||India Anil Kumble||15|
|1999||Geoff Allott (NZ), Shane Warne (AU)||20|
|2003||Sri Lanka Chaminda Vaas||23|
|2007||Australia Glenn McGrath||26|
|2011||Zaheer Khan (IND), Shahid Afridi (PAK)||21|
|2015||Mitchell Starc (AU), Trent Boult (NZ)||22|
|2019||Australia Mitchell Starc||27|