About the 1983 World Cup

Heading into the 1983 World Cup, India weren’t considered as one of the favourites to win the tournament. Kapil Dev’s team, though, had other ideas as they reached the pinnacle of ODI cricket at Lord’s on 25 June 1983.
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Before the start of the 1983 World Cup, how many matches had India won in the men’s World Cup?
India’s only win in the first two editions came against East Africa in 1975.
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West Indies lost their first match in World Cup history on the opening day of the 1983 edition. Which team defeated them?
West Indies were undefeated in the 1975 & 1979 World Cups and lost to India in the group stage in the 1983 edition.
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Who, among the following players, was part of both the 1983 World Cup final and the 1985 World Championship of Cricket final?
Srikanth top-scored in both finals. Patil, Kirmani and Sharma were part of the 1983 final but not the one in 1985.
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Who was India's team manager during the 1983 World Cup?
PR Man Singh was India's team manager at the 1983 and 1987 editions of the World Cup.
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Kapil Dev was appointed as the captain of India just 10 months before the 1983 World Cup. Who did he replace?
Kapil was appointed as India captain in September 1982.
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Rashid Khan conceded the most runs (110) in a match in the 2019 World Cup. Who held this record previously in World Cups, which was set in 1983?
Snedden conceded 105 runs in his quota of 12 overs against England. Rashid was also on the receiving end against England in 2019.
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Kapil Dev’s 175* in the 1983 World Cup was the highest individual score by a captain in a World Cup match. Who broke his record?
Richards scored 181 (124) against Sri Lanka during the 1987 World Cup in Karachi. It is still the highest individual score by a captain in a World Cup innings.
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Who was the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team in the 1983 World Cup?
Amarnath, who was the Player of the Match in the semi-final and final, was the vice-captain of the Indian side in the 1983 World Cup.
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Who, among the following umpires, was part of the 1983 England World Cup squad as a player?
Gould, who played 18 ODIs, was the wicket-keeper for England in the 1983 World Cup. He retired from umpiring after the 2019 World Cup.
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Wisden Cricket Monthly editor David Frith had written off India's World Cup chances in 1983 & later did what after India won the tournament?
Frith wrote ‘Edible Words’ on a piece of paper and went on to have a bite of it.
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