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The year we grew up

Feb 7, 2015: Being at India's first World Cup win and watching the uninhibited celebrations that followed was an unforgettable experience for an 18-year-old

Rajdeep Sardesai

'1983 was the biggest disappointment of my career'

Jan 29, 2015: Small chases are always tricky - even for two-time world champions against a team of no-hopers, as Joel Garner found out

Tony Cozier

Forgotten Classics

Zimbabwe's Trent Bridge coup

Jan 22, 2015: In 1983, the minnows stunned the cricketing world in their first international match by upsetting a disunited Australia

Interviews by Tristan Holme

World Cup No. 3: the big story

The summer it all changed

Nov 28, 2014: The 1983 World Cup was a journey of self-discovery not just for India, but for a sportswriter whose career gamble was vindicated after the final

Ayaz Memon

Men of the Finals

The joker in the pack

Nov 26, 2014: Unassuming, undemonstrative Jimmy turned the 1983 semi-final and final India's way

Fringe Benefits: John Traicos

Zimbabwe's understated supporting actor

Nov 11, 2014: Journeyman John Traicos played effective roles in the country's memorable World Cup wins in 1983 and 1992

Mohammad Isam


Kapil gets Viv

Nov 7, 2014: The catch in the 1983 final that brought down a titan, and made Indian cricket's most unlikely achievement possible

Kamran Abbasi


The big upset

Nov 1, 2014: No one, including the Indians, thought India would beat West Indies to the title

My First World Cup

The sightseers who won a world title

Jan 8, 2014: India's 1983 World Cup squad was more keen to take in the sights of London than worry about facing Marshall and Co

Top Performances

Star for a day

Feb 1, 2011: His 7 for 51 against Australia in Leeds would remain Winston Davis' most memorable ODI performance

Dileep Premachandran

No. 32

The 1983 and 1987 World Cups

Oct 10, 2010: They marked a significant shift in cricket's balance of power from England to India

No. 17

Kapil gets Viv

Apr 12, 2009: The catch that made India's World Cup win possible

Kamran Abbasi

No. 16

Greenidge loses his off stump

Apr 5, 2009: The third World Cup final: Sandhu lands the punch that makes the knockout possible

Soumya Bhattacharya

World Cup 1983: 25 years on

That catch, that inswinger

Jun 25, 2008: Kapil picks up Viv, Sandhu deceives Greendige... and other key moments that turned the 1983 World Cup final India's way

Jamie Alter

World Cup 1983: 25 years on

The year everything changed

Jun 25, 2008: The win that transformed Indian cricket sending it on an upswing that lasts to this day

Suresh Menon

World Cup 1983: 25 years on

Eighty-three once more

Jun 24, 2008: A look back at the magical, surreal summer that ended with Kapil Dev raising aloft the World Cup

Ayaz Memon

World Cup 1983: 25 years on

It began at Berbice

Jun 23, 2008: Before they beat West Indies in the World Cup, India had the perfect dress rehearsal in Guyana

Siddarth Ravindran

World Cup 1983

Kapil the brightest in starry '83 reunion

Jun 22, 2008: Sidharth Monga takes in an emotional and fun night commemorating 25 years of India's World Cup win

Sidharth Monga in New Delhi

Hallowed ground

Jun 18, 2008: Nestled in the Kent countryside is a patch of land that will forever be a shrine for Indian cricket fans

Jamie Alter

Watching, hoping, praying

Apr 1, 2007: When a nation came together to view a miracle

Mukul Kesavan
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