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1983 Cricket World Cup squads

This is a list of cricketers who represented their country at the 1983 Cricket World Cup in England which took place from 9 June 1983 to 25 June 1983.

Australia Australia

Manager: Australia Phil Ridings

PlayerDate of BirthBatting StyleBowling StyleFirst class team
Kim Hughes(c)26 January 1954Right handRight arm mediumAustralia Western Australia
Allan Border27 July 1955Left handLeft arm orthodox spinAustralia Queensland
Trevor Chappell12 October 1952Right handRight arm mediumAustralia New South Wales
Tom Hogan23 September 1956Right-handSlow left-arm orthodoxAustralia Western Australia
Rodney Hogg5 March 1951Right handRight hand fastAustralia South Australia
David Hookes3 May 1955Left-handedAustralia South Australia
Geoff Lawson7 December 1957Right-handRight-arm fastAustralia New South Wales
Dennis Lillee18 July 1949Right-handRight-arm fastAustralia Western Australia
Ken MacLeay2 April 1959Right-handRight-arm mediumAustralia Western Australia
Rod Marsh(wk)4 November 1947Left-handedWicket-keeperAustralia Western Australia
Jeff Thomson16 August 1950Right-handedRight arm fastAustralia Queensland
Kepler Wessels14 September 1957Left-handedRight arm off breakAustralia Queensland
Graeme Wood6 November 1956Left-handedRight arm mediumAustralia Western Australia
Graham Yallop7 October 1952Left handLeft-arm mediumAustralia Victoria


Australia had won the triangular one day series at home over New Zealand and England during the 1982-83 summer. Kim Hughes had been in poor form for most of the summer but come good for the finals.[1] The squad was picked in May. Greg Chappell was originally picked in the squad. Tom Hogan was selected over Bruce Yardley. Trevor Chappell was the biggest surprise for the squad, though Steve Smith had been a regular in Australia's one day team in the summer and he was overlooked.[2] Later in the month Greg Chappell pulled out due to injury and Macleay replaced him.[3]


PlayerDate of BirthBatting StyleBowling StyleFirst class team
Bob Willis (c)30 May 1949Right handRight arm fastEngland Warwickshire
Paul Allott14 September 1956Right handRight arm fast-mediumEngland Lancashire
Ian Botham24 November 1955Right handRight arm fast-mediumEngland Somerset
Norman Cowans17 April 1961Right-handRight-arm fastEngland Middlesex
Graham Dilley18 May 1959Left-handedRight-arm fastEngland Kent
Graeme Fowler20 April 1957Left-handedRight-arm mediumEngland Lancashire
Mike Gatting6 June 1957Right handRight arm mediumEngland Middlesex
Ian Gould19 August 1957Left handWicket-keeperEngland Sussex
David Gower (vc)1 April 1957Left handRight arm off-breakEngland Leicestershire
Trevor Jesty2 June 1948Right-handRight-arm mediumEngland Hampshire
Allan Lamb20 June 1954Right-handRight-arm mediumEngland Northamptonshire
Vic Marks25 June 1955Right-handedRight-arm off breakEngland Somerset
Derek Randall24 February 1951Right handRight arm mediumEngland Nottinghamshire
Chris Tavaré27 October 1954Right-handRight arm off breakEngland Kent


Alan Butcher, David Bairstow, Eddie Hemmings, Phil Edmonds, Bob Taylor, David Mark Smith, Bill Athey, Wilf Slack, David Thomas were among the probables for the World Cup.

India India

Manager: India PR Man Singh

PlayerDate of BirthBatting StyleBowling StyleFirst Class team
Kapil Dev (c)6 January 1959Right handRight arm fast-mediumIndia Haryana
Mohinder Amarnath24 September 1950Right handRight arm mediumIndia Delhi
Kirti Azad2 January 1959Right-handRight-arm off-spinnerIndia Delhi
Roger Binny19 July 1955Right-handRight-arm fast-mediumIndia Karnataka
Sunil Gavaskar10 July 1949Right handRight arm medium
Right arm offbreak
India Bombay
Syed Kirmani (wk)29 December 1949Right-handedWicket-keeperIndia Karnataka
Madan Lal20 March 1951Right-handRight-arm mediumIndia Delhi
Sandeep Patil18 August 1956Right-handRight-arm mediumIndia Bombay
Balwinder Sandhu3 August 1956Right-handedRight arm medium-fastIndia Bombay
Yashpal Sharma11 August 1954Right-handedRight-arm mediumIndia Punjab
Ravi Shastri27 May 1962Right-handSlow left-arm orthodoxIndia Bombay
Krishnamachari Srikkanth21 December 1959Right handRight-arm medium
Right-arm offbreak
India Tamil Nadu
Sunil Valson2 October 1958Right-handLeft-arm mediumIndia Delhi
Dilip Vengsarkar6 April 1956Right handRight arm mediumIndia Bombay


The Indian squad was announced in May 1983. The other probables considered were Gundappa Viswanath, Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan, Maninder Singh, Ashok Malhotra, Surinder Amarnath, Anshuman Gaekwad, T. A. Sekhar. Sunil Valson was not in the original list of probables. The selection committee was headed by Ghulam Ahmed and had Chandu Borde, Chandu Sarwate, Bishan Singh Bedi and Pankaj Roy as the other members.[4]

 New Zealand

Manager: New Zealand

PlayerDate of BirthBatting StyleBowling StyleFirst class team
Geoff Howarth (c)29 March 1951Right handRight arm offbreakNew Zealand Auckland
John Bracewell15 April 1958Right-handedRight arm off breakNew Zealand Auckland
Lance Cairns10 October 1949Right handRight arm medium-fastNew Zealand Otago
Ewen Chatfield3 July 1950Right handRight arm medium-fastNew Zealand Wellington
Jeremy Coney21 June 1952Right handRight arm mediumNew Zealand Wellington
Jeff Crowe14 September 1958Right-handedRight arm, medium paceNew Zealand Auckland
Martin Crowe22 September 1962Right-handRight-arm mediumNew Zealand Central Districts
Bruce Edgar23 November 1956Left handWicket-keeperNew Zealand Wellington
Richard Hadlee3 July 1951Left handRight arm fastNew Zealand Canterbury
Warren Lees (wk)19 March 1952Right handWicket-keeperNew Zealand Otago
Ian Smith (wk)28 February 1957Right-handedWicket-keeperNew Zealand Central Districts
Martin Snedden23 November 1958Left-handRight-arm medium-fastNew Zealand Auckland
Glenn Turner26 May 1947Right handRight arm offbreakNew Zealand Otago
John Wright5 July 1954Left handRight arm mediumNew Zealand Northern Districts


Trevor Franklin and Evan Gray travelled with the team, but were not considered for the World Cup.


Manager: Pakistan Intikhab Alam

PlayerDate of BirthBatting StyleBowling StyleFirst class team
Imran Khan (c)25 November 1952Right handRight arm fastPakistan PIA
Abdul Qadir15 September 1955Right-handRight-arm leg spinPakistan Habib Bank
Ijaz Faqih24 March 1956Right-handRight-arm offbreakPakistan MCB
Mansoor Akhtar6 September 1962Right-handRight-arm offspinPakistan United Bank
Mohsin Khan15 March 1955Right-handRight-arm medium pacePakistan Habib Bank
Mudassar Nazar6 April 1956Right handRight arm mediumPakistan Lahore
Rashid Khan15 December 1959Right-handRight-arm fast-mediumPakistan
Sarfraz Nawaz1 December 1948Right handRight arm fast-mediumPakistan Lahore
Shahid Mahboob25 August 1962Right-handRight-arm fast-mediumPakistan Karachi
Tahir Naqqash6 June 1959Right-handRight-arm fast-mediumPakistan Lahore
Wasim Bari  (wk)23 March 1948Right handWicket-keeperPakistan Karachi
Wasim Raja3 July 1952Left handRight arm legbreakPakistan Lahore
Zaheer Abbas24 July 1947Right handRight arm offbreakPakistan Karachi
Javed Miandad12 June 1957Right handRight arm legbreakPakistan Habib Bank

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Manager: Sri Lanka Tambyah Murugaser

PlayerDate of BirthBatting StyleBowling StyleFirst class team
Duleep Mendis (c)25 August 1952Right handSri Lanka SSC
Guy de Alwis (wk)15 February 1959Right-handWicket-keeperSri Lanka SSC
Ashantha de Mel9 May 1959Right-hand batRight-arm medium-fastSri Lanka
Somachandra de Silva11 June 1942Right handRight arm legbreakSri Lanka BCAC
Roy Dias18 October 1952Right handRight-arm offbreakSri Lanka CCC
Vinothen John27 May 1960Right-handRight-arm medium-fastSri Lanka SCC
Brendon Kuruppu5 January 1962Right-handedWicket-keeperSri Lanka BRC
Ranjan Madugalle22 April 1959Right handRight-arm offbreakSri Lanka NCC
Arjuna Ranatunga1 December 1963Left-handRight-arm mediumSri Lanka SCC
Rumesh Ratnayake2 January 1964Right-hand batRight-arm fast-mediumSri Lanka NCC
Athula Samarasekera5 August 1961Right-hand batRight-arm mediumSri Lanka CCC
Sidath Wettimuny12 August 1956Right handRight-arm mediumSri Lanka
Susil Fernando19 December 1955Right hand-Sri Lanka SLAFSC
Granville de Silva12 March 1955Right-hand batRight-arm mediumSri Lanka

 West Indies

PlayerDate of BirthBatting StyleBowling StyleFirst class team
Clive Lloyd (c)31 August 1944left handRight-arm mediumGuyanaGuyana
Faoud Bacchus31 January 1954Right-handRight-arm mediumGuyanaGuyana
Wayne Daniel16 January 1956Right-handRight-arm fastBarbadosBarbados
Winston Davis18 September 1958Right-handedRight-arm fastSaint Vincent and the Grenadines Windward Islands
Jeff Dujon (wk)28 May 1956Right-handWicket-keeperJamaicaJamaica
Joel Garner16 December 1952Right handRight-arm fastBarbadosBarbados
Larry Gomes13 July 1953Left-handRight-arm offbreakTrinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
Gordon Greenidge1 May 1951Right-handRight-arm medium/offbreakBarbadosBarbados
Desmond Haynes15 February 1956Right-handRight-arm legbreak/medium paceBarbadosBarbados
Michael Holding16 February 1954Right-handRight-arm fastJamaicaJamaica
Gus Logie28 September 1960Right-handRight-arm off breakTrinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
Malcolm Marshall18 October 1958Right-handRight-arm fastBarbadosBarbados
Viv Richards7 March 1952Right-handRight-arm medium/offbreakAntigua and BarbudaLeeward Islands
Andy Roberts29 January 1951Right-handRight-arm fastAntigua and BarbudaLeeward Islands


Milton Pydanna was on standby as wicket-keeper in case of any injury to Jeff Dujon.


PlayerDate of BirthBatting StyleBowling Style
Duncan Fletcher (c)27 September 1948Left-handRight arm fast-medium
Robin Brown11 March 1951Right-handRight-arm medium
Iain Butchart9 May 1960Right-handRight-arm medium
Kevin Curran7 September 1959Right-handedRight-arm fast medium
Jack Heron8 November 1948Right-handRight-arm medium
Graeme Hick23 May 1966Right handRight arm off break
Vince Hogg3 July 1952Right-handRight-arm medium-fast
David Houghton (wk)23 June 1957Right-handRight-arm off break
Grant Paterson9 June 1960Right-handRight-arm off-spin
Gerald Peckover2 June 1955Right-handed
Andrew Pycroft6 June 1956Right-handRight-arm offbreak
Peter Rawson25 May 1957Right-handRight-arm medium-fast
Ali Shah7 August 1959Left-handRight arm medium
John Traicos17 May 1947Right-handRight arm off-spin


  1. ^ "Ashes stars face World Cup axe". The Canberra Times. 57 (17, 306). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 15 February 1983. p. 18. Retrieved 31 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Trevor Chappell only surprise for Cup". The Canberra Times. 57 (17, 386). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 6 May 1983. p. 22. Retrieved 31 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "CRICKET Doubt on Chappell's fitness". The Canberra Times. 57 (17, 405). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 25 May 1983. p. 42. Retrieved 31 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "One new man for India". The Canberra Times. 57 (17, 395). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 15 May 1983. p. 4 (SPORT). Retrieved 31 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.

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