1983 world cup team

Indias 1983 world cup team is inspiration for future generations of Indian cricketers. The 1983 Cricket World Cup was a ultra great moment for Indian cricket. Until that point, the Indian cricket team was not considered a force to be reckoned with on the international stage. But we won the then it changed. defeating the mighty West Indies in the final was a great battle to remember. In this article, we will look into the Indian team’s journey to the 1983 World Cup victory. Also we see the key factors that contributed to their success.

1983 world cup indian team

Player Name DOB Role Bowling Style Batting Hand age at match
Kapil Dev 06-Jan-59 Captain Right-arm fast-medium Right handed 24
Syed Kirmani 29-Dec-49 Wicket Keeper Right-arm offbreak Right handed 39
Yashpal Sharma 11-Aug-54 All Rounder Right-arm medium Right handed 29
Roger Binny 19-Jul-55 All Rounder Right-arm medium Right handed 28
Mohinder Amarnath 24-Sep-50 All Rounder Right-arm medium Right handed 33
Ravi Shastri 27-May-62 All Rounder Slow left-arm orthodox Right handed 21
Kirti Azad 02-Jan-59 All Rounder Right-arm offbreak Right handed 24
Krishnamachari Srikkanth 21-Dec-59 Batsman Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak Right handed 24
Sunil Gavaskar 10-Jul-49 Batsman Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak Right handed 34
Dilip Vengsarkar 06-Apr-56 Batsman Right-arm medium Right handed 27
Sandeep Patil 18-Aug-56 Batsman Right-arm medium Right handed 27
Madan Lal 20-Mar-51 Bowler Right-arm medium Right handed 32
Balwinder Sandhu 03-Aug-56 Bowler Right-arm medium-fast Right handed 27
Sunil valson 02-Oct-58 Bowler Right-arm medium Right handed 25

1983 world cup team – Indian Teams Performance 

The Indian team was placed in Group B along with the West Indies, Australia, and Zimbabwe. The team began their campaign with a match against the West indies. The Indian team put up a strong performance. Kapil dev was the captain of our Indian team. We scored 262 runs in their 60 overs. the West Indies were able to make just 228 runs . we won the match by 34 runs.

Indias next match was against Zimbabwe. they make victory winning by five wickets. In their third match India faced Australia. Australia was a famous team. Everyone was expecting that Australia might win the tournament. India batted first and made 247 runs. However they bowled exceptionally well and Australia were bowled out for just 129 runs. India won by 118 runs.

The Indian team had made it through to the semi-finals of the World Cup. Indian team was fully prepared to face England who had finished at top of Group A.

Semi-final victory over England

The semi final match between India and England was played at Old Trafford in Manchester at England. India won the toss and bat first. they got off to a disastrous start losing their first 3 wickets for just 17 runs. At that point it seemed like India was heading for an early exit from the tournament. But Kapil Dev had amazing skills. He made 175 runs not out off  in just 138 balls. Kapil Devs innings was great . India posting a total of 266 runs in their 60 overs.

England was the favourite to win the match. England had a very strong batting line up. However, the Indian bowlers were on fire that day. England was able to make only 235 runs. By this India secured a 31-run victory.

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1983 world cup final scorecard 

India made it through to the final of the World Cup. Next opponent to face was the West Indies. the team that had defeated them in their opening match of the tournament. The final match was played at Lords in London.

India won the toss and india decided to bat first. Kris Srikkanth and Sunil Gavaskar putting on a 57-run opening partnership. Later they lost wickets at regular intervals after that and they were struggling at 183-6 in the 54th over. At that point it looks like India might struggle to even post a total of 200 runs. But once again Kapil Dev came up and handled the situation. He played and made 40 runs not out off in just 30 balls. By that performance Indias total went to 183-6 in their 60 overs.

we bowled with discipline and accuracy and the West Indies were bowled out for just 140 runs. That performance secured a stunning victory for India. This victory was a momentous occasion for Indian cricket because it was the first time that India had won the World Cup.

Factors That Contributed to Indias Victory

1. Team Spirit

One of the key factors that contributed to Indias victory was the team spirit within the Indian team. The team was led by Kapil Dev. he was really a great captain who was also magical leader. Kapil dev always belief in his team. He always encouraged them to play without fear. The Indian team had several young players who were making their debut in the World Cup. they played with great determination and never gave up even when the odds were against them.

2. Bowling Performance

Another key factor that contributed to Indias victory was their bowling performance. The Indian bowlers were outstanding throughout the tournament. they played a crucial role in India’s victory. The Indian team had a strong bowling attack with players like Kapil Dev, Madan Lal, Mohinder Amarnath and Roger Binny. These bowlers were able to swing the ball both ways and they were particularly effective in English conditions. it has been said that those who can do swing bowling are important against England team.

3. Batting Performance

Just as the Indian bowling was exceptional the Indian batting also played a crucial role in Indias victory. The Indian team had many talented batsmen like Sunil Gavaskar, Kris Srikkanth, Mohinder Amarnath, and Yashpal Sharma. These batsmen were successful in scoring runs consistently throughout the tournament.

4. Fielding

The Indian teams fielding was also exceptional in the 1983 World Cup. They were able to save crucial runs in the field. they took many amazing catches. The Indian team was known for their agility and athleticism in the field. These qualities helped them to turn the tide in several matches.

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1983 world cup team india  –  batting statistics 

Player Matches Innings Runs Highest Score Average 50s 100s
Kapil Dev 8 7 303 175* 60.60 1 1
Kris Srikkanth 8 8 243 67 34.71 1 0
Sandeep Patil 7 6 216 51 54.00 1 0
Yashpal Sharma 8 8 240 89* 34.28 2 0
Mohinder Amarnath 8 8 237 80* 29.62 2 0
Sunil Gavaskar 7 7 182 57 30.33 1 0


1983 world cup india team – bowling statistics 

Player Matches Overs Runs Wickets Best Bowling
Madan Lal 8 70.4 243 17 Mar-42
Roger Binny 8 61.4 210 18 Apr-29
Balwinder Sandhu 8 68.5 227 12 Feb-31
Mohinder Amarnath 8 45.3 177 8 03-Dec
Kirti Azad 4 30 94 5 Feb-18
Kapil Dev 8 68 249 12 May-43


83 world cup team list

the world cup of 1983 was played between 8 teams in total.


The 1983 Cricket World Cup was a historic occasion for Indian cricket. It was the first time that India had won the World Cup. That created new era of Indian cricket. The Indian team’s victory was a result of several factors, including team spirit, bowling performance, batting performance, and fielding. The victory in the 1983 World Cup is still remembered as one of the greatest moments in Indian cricket. it becomes an inspiration for future generations of Indian cricketers.


Question – Why is 1983 World Cup famous?

Answer– This was the first time india won world cup

Question – Did Sachin use Kashmir willow bat?

Answer– First proper bat he ever usued is Kashmir Willow bat

Question – Did Kapil break world record?

Answer– In 1994 He was highest test wicket taker in world

Question – When did India won 1st World Cup?


Answer– 1983

Question – How many times India won World Cup?

Answer– Two times


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