Today, we’ll talk about the highest individual scores in Cricket World Cup 1983. Let us find out more about the batsmen who had scored highest runs and helped their teams to win matches in the tournament.
Gordon Greenidge was the most successful opening batsman of West Indies. His prolific opening partnership with Desmond Haynes had brought many laurels to the West Indies team during his cricketing years. The pair Greenidge and Haynes batted together scoring 6,482 runs.
Greenidge made 105 runs not out of 146 balls with 5 fours and 1 six, which was the fifth individual highest score of the World Cup ’83 tournament. It helped West Indies to win the match against Zimbabwe by 8 wickets. He, in this way, got into the top 5 of the highest individual scores in Cricket World Cup 1983.
Trevor Chappell was the youngest among Chappell brothers, Ian & Greg. Both his brothers had served Australia in various capacities as a player, captain, coach & official. Trevor Chappell’s knock in the World Cup against India had become a turning point of the match when he along with Graham Yallop made a fiery partnership and helped Australia to pile a huge score.
Chappell played an outstanding knock when he was asked to open the innings against India and he responded with 110 runs of 131 balls with 8 fours.He, thus got into the top 5 of the highest individual scores in Cricket World Cup 1983.
Viv Richards was one of the most fearless batsmen, famous for an aggressive style of batting. The attacking cricket that Richards played had made one day cricket popular among the cricket lovers. His aggressive way and ability to score bigger scores have earned him a top place in the list of the best batsmen in the world.
Richards with his superb knock had helped West Indies to chase the total of 203 easily to win the match. His knock of 119 runs of 133 balls with 20 fours and 1 six was one of the quick-fire knocks and became a highlight of the tournament. He, thus got into the top 5 of the highest individual scores in Cricket World Cup 1983.
David Gower was graceful lefthander always played his natural strokes with lazy elegance. He was one such English batsman who was in the form during the World Cup tournament in 1983. His innings of 130 runs was a sparkling knock against Sri Lanka which will be always remembered.
Gower was consistent in the tournament with the bat and remained top run-scorer of the tournament. His smooth and silky knock of 130 runs made of 120 balls contained 5 huge sixes over to the fence and 12 fours. He, thus got into the top 5 of the highest individual scores in Cricket World Cup 1983.
Kapil Dev’s unbeaten knock of 175 not out remains one of the highly talked about innings of World Cup. Much was talked and written about this fabulous innings. When half the team was out for merely 17 runs, it was an exemplary fight back against all odds and the captain’s knock of Kapil Dev gave the team much-needed self-belief in their abilities.
He was well supported by Sayyed Kirmani and others. After completing his century of 72 balls, Kapil Dev went on hammering every bowler of Minnows mercilessly. The breath-taking knock of Kapil Dev included 6 towering sixes around the stadium and 16 fours. The Indian Great, thus, got himself to the top of the highest individual scores in Cricket World Cup 1983.
The table below shows the highest individual scores in Cricket World Cup 1983.
|1.||175*||138||Kapil Dev||India||Zimbabwe||16||6||Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells|
|2.||130||120||David Gower||England||Sri Lanka||12||5||The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton|
|3.||119||146||Viv Richards||West Indies||India||6||1||Kennington Oval, London|
|4.||110||131||Trevor Chappell||Australia||India||8||0||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|5.||105*||146||Gordon Greenidge||West Indies||Zimbabwe||5||1||County Ground, New Road, Worcester|