The year we grew up

Being at India's first World Cup win was an unforgettable experience for an 18-year-old. By Rajdeep Sardesai

Zimbabwe's Trent Bridge coup

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

The sightseers who won a world title

My First World Cup: In 1983, Sandeep Patil and his team-mates were more keen to take in the sights of London than worry about facing Marshall and Co

The summer it all changed

The 1983 World Cup was a journey of self-discovery not just for India, but for Ayaz Memon whose career gamble was vindicated after the final

Men of the Finals

The joker in the pack

Unassuming, undemonstrative Mohinder Amarnath turned the 1983 tournament India's way


The big upset

No one, including the Indians, thought India would beat West Indies to the title

Vignettes: 10

Winston's day out

His 7 for 51 against Australia in Leeds would remain Winston Davis' most memorable ODI performance

Vignettes: 11

Kapil bedevils Zimbabwe

India were in shambles at 17 for 5 in Tunbridge Wells and then their captain announced his team's arrival on the one-day stage

Vignettes: 13

Kapil gets Viv

The catch that demolished an empire, and made Indian cricket's most unlikely achievement possible

Vignettes: 14

Mohinder ambles to glory

Amiable, apologetic, lazy, relaxed - Mohinder Amarnath was all of those, yet put in a Man-of-the-Match performance in the final

WOrld cup timeline


Who had the most expensive bowling figures in the tournament?

  • A. Martin Snedden
  • B. Roger Binny
  • C. Mohinder Amarnath
  • D. Winston Davis


Most Runs
Player Mat Runs HS Ave SR
DI Gower (Eng) 7 384 130 76.80 84.95
IVA Richards (WI) 8 367 119 73.40 81.19
G Fowler (Eng) 7 360 81* 72.00 62.82
Zaheer Abbas (Pak) 7 313 103* 62.60 81.72
N Kapil Dev (India) 8 303 175* 60.60 108.99
Most Wickets
Player Mat Wkts BBI Ave Econ
RMH Binny (India) 8 18 4/29 18.66 3.81
ALF de Mel (SL) 6 17 5/32 15.58 4.01
S Madan Lal (India) 8 17 4/20 16.76 3.43
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 6 14 5/25 12.85 2.76
VJ Marks (Eng) 7 13 5/39 18.92 3.15