T20 World Cup Records and Statistics: List of Golden Bat Winners Until Now

The T20 World Cup paves way for scoring different types of records and statistics over the course of the tour. We bring you the summary of this record.

The Golden Bat Award is given to the player who scores the maximum number of runs in the tournament in that particular year. It was introduced in the T20 World Cup after it was a success in the ICC World Cup. Mathew Hayden was the first to get this award in 2007 when he scored 265 runs in 6 matches that he had played in the entire tournament. There was no other player who had scored more than him. His strike rate was exceptional, and he set the record and pace for an exceptional batting and innings by a batter.

List of the winners of the Golden Bat Award are as follows:

  1. Mathew Hayden (2007) – Made 265 runs in six matches
  2. Tillakaratne Dilshan (2009) – Made 317 runs in seven matches
  3. Mahela Jayawardene (2010) – Made 302 runs in six matches
  4. Shane Watson (2012) – Made 249 runs in six matches
  5. Virat Kohli (2014) – Made 319 runs in six matches
  6. Tamim Iqbal (2016) – Made 295 runs in six matches
  7. Babar Azam (2021) – Made 305 runs in six matches


As batters are given the Golden bat awards, bowlers and other players are given the Golden ball award for the individual who collects the maximum number of wickets in the different matches that he plays. The Golden Bat award is very prestigious for the batters as they compete to get the maximum runs for the team. The T20 World Cup matches are very inspiring and give a strong motivation to the players. The batters are able to take the initiative towards hitting the ball as much as they can and make excellent scores.

We have a long list of matches, scores, statistics and records on the T20 World Cup tournaments and matches that have happened until now. The total number of tournaments have been 7 and they have given us several memorable moments and matches. Cricket lovers look forward to the T20 World Cup.

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