ICC Cricket World Cup 1983

Third ODI Cricket World Cup 1983 was also played in England between 8 International Teams. England, India, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indias and Zimbabwe participated for the 3rd Cricket World Cup tournament. Total 27 games were played at 15 different venues of England. In the World Cup that marked the renaissance of Indian cricket, the Kapil Dev-led team stunned the then defending champions West Indies in their World Cup 1983 opener.

West Indies imploded thereafter, with India recording a famous 43-run victory which was to have profound implications at home where one-day cricket quickly superseded the test game as the most popular form of the sport. The ICC World Cup 1983 was a historic one for India, as the team, considered underdogs, went on to defeat giants of the game West Indies – which at the time had stalwarts like Clive Llyod, Vivan Richards and Malcom Marshal playing – by 43 runs on June 25.

ICC World Cup 1983 was again hosted by England (from June 9 to 25). The format of the 1983 World Cup had eight teams divided into two groups of four each. During the league stage, a team played every other in its group twice. The top two teams from each group then advanced to the semifinals. Zimbabwe made its first appearance at a world cup, as Canada failed to qualify.

Format of this world cup changed and this time each team played the others in its group twice to determine the four semi-finalists and winner of semi finals contest will play final match. India upset West Indies in the low scoring Final match and won the match by 43 runs. Mohinder Amarnath (India) was the man of the match for his 26 runs and 3 wickets.

Year Host Nation Winner Result Runner-up
1975 England West Indies West Indies won by 17 runs Australia
1979 England West Indies West Indies won by 92 run England
1983 England India India won by 43 runs West Indies
1987 Ind & Pak Australia Australia won by 7 runs England
1992 Aus & NZ Pakistan Pakistan won by 22 runs England
1996 Ind,Pak & SL Sri Lanka Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets Australia
1999 England Australia Australia won by 8 wickets Pakistan
2003 South Africa Australia Australia won by 125 runs India
2007 West Indies Australia Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method) Sri Lanka
2011 Ind,SL & Ban India India won by 6 wickets Sri Lanka
2015 Aus & NZ Australia Australia won by 7 wkts New Zealand