The Cricket World Cup began in 1975 in England with Prudential Assurance Company being the primary sponsor of the tournament. It is an event played every four years in the ODI format of the game. The Australian cricket team has achieved the biggest success with as many as 5 World Cup titles to their name followed by West Indies and India with two each. West Indies won the first-ever edition and England are the defending champions after winning the latest edition in 2019.
Table Of Contents
- 1983 World Cup History
- 1983 Prudential World Cup Schedule
- 1983 World Cup Format
- Cricket World Cup 1983 Points Table
- 1983 World Cup Teams
- 1983 World Cup Winner
1983 World Cup History
The 1983 World Cup was the third edition of the 50-over tournament contested by all the Test-playing nations joined by a few minor countries. It found a new winner apart from the two-time champions West Indies, with Kapil Dev and his men lifting the trophy at Lord’s. It was the final edition with ODIs played for 60 overs rather than 50. Two groups of four teams each started the tournament which consisted of 27 matches played over 17 days in the month of June.
Check out this video where Former Indian Prime Minister Mrs.Indira Gandhi celebrates with Team India after winning the Cricket world Cup 1983.
1983 Prudential World Cup Schedule
|Jun 09, Thu||ENGLAND vs NEW ZEALAND||Kennington Oval, London||England won by 106 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 09, Thu||PAKISTAN vs SRI LANKA||St Helen's, Swansea||Pakistan won by 50 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 09, Thu||AUSTRALIA vs ZIMBABWE||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||Zimbabwe won by 13 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 09, Thu||INDIA vs WEST INDIES||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester||India won by 34 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 11, Sat||INDIA vs ZIMBABWE||Grace Road, Leicester||India won by 5 wickets (with 135 balls remaining)5:30 AM|
|Jun 11, Sat||AUSTRALIA vs WEST INDIES||Headingley, Leeds||West Indies won by 101 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 11, Sat||NEW ZEALAND vs PAKISTAN||Edgbaston, Birmingham||New Zealand won by 52 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 11, Sat||ENGLAND vs SRI LANKA||The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton||England won by 47 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 13, Mon||ENGLAND vs PAKISTAN||Lord's, London||England won by 8 wickets (with 56 balls remaining)5:30 AM|
|Jun 13, Mon||NEW ZEALAND vs SRI LANKA||County Ground, Bristol||New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 124 balls remaining)5:30 AM|
|Jun 13, Mon||AUSTRALIA vs INDIA||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||Australia won by 162 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 13, Mon||WEST INDIES vs ZIMBABWE||New Road, Worcester||West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 69 balls remaining)5:30 AM|
|Jun 15, Wed||INDIA vs WEST INDIES||Kennington Oval, London||West Indies won by 66 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 15, Wed||ENGLAND vs NEW ZEALAND||Edgbaston, Birmingham||New Zealand won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)5:30 AM|
|Jun 16, Thu||PAKISTAN vs SRI LANKA||Headingley, Leeds||Pakistan won by 11 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 16, Thu||AUSTRALIA vs ZIMBABWE||County Ground, Southampton||Australia won by 32 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 18, Sat||ENGLAND vs PAKISTAN||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester||England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)5:30 AM|
|Jun 18, Sat||NEW ZEALAND vs SRI LANKA||County Ground, Derby||Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)5:30 AM|
|Jun 18, Sat||AUSTRALIA vs WEST INDIES||Lord's, London||West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)5:30 AM|
|Jun 18, Sat||INDIA vs ZIMBABWE||Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells||India won by 31 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 20, Mon||WEST INDIES vs ZIMBABWE||Edgbaston, Birmingham||West Indies won by 10 wickets (with 89 balls remaining)5:30 AM|
|Jun 20, Mon||AUSTRALIA vs INDIA||County Ground, Chelmsford||India won by 118 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 20, Mon||NEW ZEALAND vs PAKISTAN||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||Pakistan won by 11 runs5:30 AM|
|Jun 20, Mon||ENGLAND vs SRI LANKA||Headingley, Leeds||England won by 9 wickets (with 215 balls remaining)5:30 AM|
|Jun 22, Wed||ENGLAND vs INDIA||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester||India won by 6 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)5:30 AM|
|Jun 22, Wed||PAKISTAN vs WEST INDIES||Kennington Oval, London||West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)5:30 AM|
|Jun 25, Sat||INDIA vs WEST INDIES||Lord's, London||India won by 43 runs5:30 AM|
1983 World Cup Format
The eight 1983 World Cup teams participating in the tournament were divided into two groups of four teams each. Each team played the other three teams in their group twice in the ‘Group Stage’. The top two teams from each group proceeded to the knockout stage, which consisted of the two semi-finals and the Final.
The top-placed team in Group A played against the second-placed team in Group B and vice-versa. Winners of both the semi-finals played the biggest cricket game in every four years on 25 June 1983 at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
Cricket World Cup 1983 Points Table
The Group A consisted of England, Pakistan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. England Cricket team finished at the top of the table winning 5 games out of 6 and staying clear 8 points ahead of the second-placed side. Pakistan won 3 out of their 6 and finished with 12 points in the Group Stage. New Zealand too had 3 wins out of 6 but were behind Pakistan by a margin of just 0.087 in the Run Rate column.
The Group B consisted of eventual winners India, defending champions and eventual runners-up West Indies, Zimbabwe and Australia. The 1983 West Indies Cricket team lost just one game in the Group Stage and topped the group with 20 points. They were followed by India with 4 wins in 6 games, which was 2 more than Australia’s wins.
Also see: 1983 World Cup final scorecard
1983 World Cup Teams
The 1983 Cricket World Cup consisted of 8 teams namely India, West Indies, England, Pakistan, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe.
Watch this video from the 1983 World Cup Final where the India captain in 1983 world cup, Kapil Dev took his iconic catch.
1983 World Cup Winner
The 1983 Indian cricket team stunned the world by beating the dominant West Indies side, which had won both the previous World Cups and was all set to win their third. However, the Kapil’s Devils, as they were known, took the World Cup trophy to India for the first time.
1) Who was the highest run-scorer in the 1983 World Cup?
A. England’s David Gower scored 384 runs in 7 matches.
2) Who was the Man of the Series in the 1983 World Cup?
A. There was no Man of the Series award in the first four editions of the World Cup
3) Who was the highest wicket-taker in the 1983 World Cup?
A. India’s Roger Binny was the highest wicket-taker in 1983 with 18 wickets under his belt
4) Who won World Cup 1983?
A. India won their first-ever World Cup in 1983
5) Who hosted the 1983 cricket world cup?
A. Just like the first two editions, England and Wales hosted the 1983 cricket world cup.