The ICC World Cup is one of the most prestigious cricket tournaments in the world. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the governing body of the CWC, and it is held every four years. Today, November 19, India and Australia will be playing the final match of the tournament.
This year, India is hosting the Cricket World Cup, and this is the first time India is hosting the tournament on its own. The winning team of the ICC World Cup 2023 will be awarded USD 4 million (Rs 33.24 crore) in prize money along with the trophy.
Also, several other awards, like the ICC Golden Bat, Golden Ball, Best Player of the Series, and others, will be awarded. The person who scores the most runs in the tournament will be awarded the Golden Ball, and the player who takes the most wickets will get the Golden Ball award.
ICC World Cup 2023 Golden Ball Winner Race
Indian bowler Mohammed Shami is leading the golden ball race of the ICC World Cup 2023 with 23 wickets, followed by A Zampa (Australia) with 21 wickets. D. Madushanka (Sri Lanka) and Gerald Coetzee (South Africa) are at numbers 3 and 4, with 21 and 18 wickets.
|Name of the Player||Innings||Wickets|
|Mohammed Shami (India)||6||23|
|A Zampa (Australia)||9||22|
|D Madushanka (Sri Lanka)||9||21|
|Gerald Coetzee (South Africa)||7||18|
|Jasprit Bumrah (India)||10||18|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan)||9||18|
ICC World Cup Golden Ball Winners List (1975-2023)
The International Cricket Council (ICC) awards the Golden to the baller who takes the most wickets during the tournament. Also, Gary Gilmour of Australia was the first player to get a Golden Ball award in 1975. Australia is the only country among all the ICC members that has won the Golden Ball award six times, and that is the highest in the ICC World Cup.
So, here’s the list of all the winners of the ICC World Cup Golden Ball 1975–2023:
|Year||Name of the Player||Wickets||Team|
|2015||Trent Boult||22||New Zealand|
|2003||Chaminda Vaas||23||Sri Lanka|
|1999||Geoff Allott||20||New Zealand|
|1975||Bernard Julien||11||West Indies|
ICC World Cup Golden Ball Winners FAQs
A. Mohammed Shami is currently leading the ICC World Cup 2023 Golden Ball tally.
A. ICC World Cup 2023 Final will be played on November 19, 2023.
A. Australia is the only country among all the ICC members that has won the Golden Ball award six times, and that is the highest in the ICC World Cup.
A. Australian player Mitchell Starc has taken maximum (27) wickets in the history of the ICC World Cup.