1979 Cricket World Cup squads

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This is a list of cricketers who represented their country at the 1979 Cricket World Cup in England which took place from 9 June 1979 to 23 June 1979.

 Australia[edit]

Player Date of Birth Batting Style Bowling Style First class team
Kim Hughes  (c) 26 January 1954 Right hand Right arm medium Australia Western Australia
Allan Border 27 July 1955 Left hand Left arm orthodox spin Australia Queensland
Gary Cosier 25 April 1953 Right hand Right arm medium Australia South Australia
Rick Darling 1 May 1957 Right hand - Australia South Australia
Geoff Dymock 21 July 1945 Left hand Left arm fast-medium Australia Queensland
Andrew Hilditch 20 May 1956 Right hand Right arm medium Australia South Australia
Rodney Hogg 5 March 1951 Right hand Right hand fast Australia South Australia
Alan Hurst 15 July 1950 Right hand Right arm fast Australia Victoria
Trevor Laughlin 30 January 1951 Left hand Right arm medium Australia Victoria
Jeff Moss 29 June 1947 Left hand - Australia Victoria
Graeme Porter 18 March 1955 Right hand Right hand medium Australia Western Australia
Kevin Wright  (wk) 27 December 1953 Right hand Wicket-keeper Australia Western Australia
Graham Yallop 7 October 1952 Left hand Left arm medium Australia Victoria

Source: Cricinfo 1979 World Cup stats for Australia

 Canada[edit]

Player Date of Birth Batting Style Bowling Style First class team
Bryan Mauricette  (c)  (wk) 4 September 1946 Right hand Wicket-keeper Canada Toronto
West Indies Cricket Board Windward Islands
Charles Baksh 15 March 1940 Right hand - Canada Winnipeg
Robert Callender 2 November 1950 Right hand Right arm medium-fast Canada Montreal
Christopher Chappell 17 July 1955 Right hand - Canada Toronto
Franklyn Dennis 26 September 1947 Right hand - Canada Toronto
Cornelius Henry 16 September 1956 Right hand Right arm medium Canada Ottawa
Tariq Javed 12 June 1949 Right hand Right arm leg-break Canada Ottawa
Pakistan Karachi
Cecil Marshall 13 September 1939 Right hand Right arm medium Canada Ottawa
Jitendra Patel 26 November 1945 Left hand Left arm orthodox spin Canada London (Ontario)
India Baroda
Glenroy Sealy 11 June 1940 Right hand Right arm medium Canada Toronto
Barbados Barbados
Martin Stead 1 June 1958 Right hand Right arm medium Canada Vancouver
John Valentine 20 September 1954 Left hand Left arm medium Canada Ottawa
John Vaughan 8 June 1945 Right hand Right arm medium-fast Canada Ottawa

Source: Cricinfo 1979 World Cup stats for Canada

 England[edit]

Player Date of Birth Batting Style Bowling Style First class team
Mike Brearley  (c) 28 April 1942 Right hand Wicket-keeper England Middlesex
Ian Botham 24 November 1955 Right hand Right arm fast-medium England Somerset
Geoffrey Boycott 21 October 1940 Right hand Right arm medium England Yorkshire
Phil Edmonds 8 March 1951 Right hand Left arm orthodox spin England Middlesex
Mike Gatting[1] 6 June 1957 Right hand Right arm medium England Middlesex
Graham Gooch 23 July 1953 Right hand Right arm medium England Essex
David Gower 1 April 1957 Left hand Right arm off-break England Leicestershire
Mike Hendrick 22 October 1948 Right hand Right arm fast-medium England Derbyshire
Wayne Larkins 22 November 1953 Right hand Right arm medium England Northamptonshire
Geoff Miller 8 September 1952 Right hand Right arm off-break England Derbyshire
Chris Old 22 December 1948 Left hand Right arm fast-medium England Yorkshire
Derek Randall 24 February 1951 Right hand Right arm medium England Nottinghamshire
Bob Taylor  (wk) 17 July 1941 Right hand Wicket-keeper England Derbyshire
Bob Willis 30 May 1949 Right hand Right arm fast England Warwickshire

Source: Cricinfo 1979 World Cup stats for England

 India[edit]

Player Date of Birth Batting Style Bowling Style First class team
Srinivas Venkataraghavan  (c) 21 April 1945 Right hand Right arm offbreak India Tamil Nadu
Mohinder Amarnath 24 September 1950 Right hand Right arm medium India Delhi
Bishan Singh Bedi 25 September 1946 Right hand Left arm slow orthodox India Delhi
Anshuman Gaekwad 23 September 1952 Right hand Right arm offbreak India Baroda
Sunil Gavaskar 10 July 1949 Right hand Right arm medium
Right arm offbreak
India Mumbai
Karsan Ghavri 28 February 1951 Left hand Left arm medium India Mumbai
Kapil Dev 6 January 1959 Right hand Right arm fast-medium India Haryana
Surinder Khanna  (wk) 3 June 1956 Right hand Wicket-keeper India Delhi
Brijesh Patel 24 November 1952 Right hand Right arm offbreak India Karnataka
Dilip Vengsarkar 6 April 1956 Right hand Right arm medium India Mumbai
Gundappa Viswanath 12 February 1949 Right hand Right arm legbreak India Karnataka

Source: Cricinfo 1979 World Cup stats for India

 New Zealand[edit]

Player Date of Birth Batting Style Bowling Style First class team
Mark Burgess  (c) 17 July 1944 Right hand Right arm off-break New Zealand Auckland
Lance Cairns 10 October 1949 Right hand Right arm medium-fast New Zealand Otago
Ewen Chatfield 3 July 1950 Right hand Right arm medium-fast New Zealand Wellington
Jeremy Coney 21 June 1952 Right hand Right arm medium New Zealand Wellington
Bruce Edgar 23 November 1956 Left hand Wicket-keeper New Zealand Wellington
Richard Hadlee 3 July 1951 Left hand Right arm fast New Zealand Canterbury
Geoff Howarth 29 March 1951 Right hand Right arm offbreak New Zealand Auckland
Warren Lees  (wk) 19 March 1952 Right hand Wicket-keeper New Zealand Otago
Brian McKechnie 6 November 1953 Right hand Right arm fast-medium New Zealand Otago
John Morrison 27 August 1947 Right hand Left arm orthodox spin New Zealand Wellington
Warren Stott 8 December 1946 Right hand Right arm medium New Zealand Auckland
Gary Troup 3 October 1952 Right hand Left arm fast-medium New Zealand Auckland
Glenn Turner 26 May 1947 Right hand Right arm offbreak New Zealand Otago
John Wright 5 July 1954 Left hand Right arm medium New Zealand Northern Districts

Source: Cricinfo 1979 World Cup stats for New Zealand

 Pakistan[edit]

Player Date of Birth Batting Style Bowling Style First class team
Asif Iqbal  (c) 6 June 1943 Right hand Right arm medium Pakistan Karachi
Zaheer Abbas 24 July 1947 Right hand Right arm offbreak Pakistan Karachi
Sikander Bakht 25 August 1957 Right hand Right arm medium-fast Pakistan Karachi
Wasim Bari  (wk) 23 March 1948 Right hand Wicket-keeper Pakistan Karachi
Imran Khan 25 November 1952 Right hand Right arm fast Pakistan PIA
Majid Khan 28 September 1946 Right hand Right arm medium
Right arm offbreak
Pakistan Rawalpindi
Javed Miandad 12 June 1957 Right hand Right arm legbreak Pakistan Habib Bank
Sadiq Mohammad 3 May 1945 Left hand Right arm legbreak Pakistan Karachi
Sarfraz Nawaz 1 December 1948 Right hand Right arm fast-medium Pakistan Lahore
Mudassar Nazar 6 April 1956 Right hand Right arm medium Pakistan Lahore
Wasim Raja 3 July 1952 Left hand Right arm legbreak Pakistan Lahore
Haroon Rashid 25 March 1953 Right hand Right arm medium Pakistan Karachi

Source: Cricinfo 1979 World Cup stats for Pakistan

 Sri Lanka[edit]

Player Date of Birth Batting Style Bowling Style First class team
Anura Tennekoon  (c) 29 October 1946 Right hand Left arm orthodox spin Sri Lanka SSC
Ajit de Silva 12 December 1952 Left hand Left arm orthodox spin Sri Lanka BCAC
Somachandra de Silva 11 June 1942 Right hand Right arm legbreak Sri Lanka BCAC
Stanley de Silva 17 November 1956 Right hand Right arm fast-medium Sri Lanka -
Roy Dias 18 October 1952 Right hand Right-arm offbreak Sri Lanka -
Ranjan Gunatilleke 15 August 1951 Right hand Right-arm medium Sri Lanka -
Sunil Jayasinghe  (wk) 15 July 1955 Right hand None Sri Lanka -
Ranjan Madugalle 22 April 1959 Right hand Right-arm offbreak Sri Lanka -
Duleep Mendis 25 August 1952 Right hand - Sri Lanka SSC
Tony Opatha 5 August 1947 Right hand Right arm medium Sri Lanka CCC
Sudath Pasqual 16 October 1961 Left-hand Right-arm medium Sri Lanka -
Bandula Warnapura  (vc) 1 March 1953 Right hand Right arm medium Sri Lanka BCAC
Sri Lanka BRC
Sunil Wettimuny 2 February 1949 Right hand Wicket-keeper Sri Lanka SSC

Source: Cricinfo 1979 World Cup stats for Sri Lanka

West Indies[edit]

Player Date of Birth Batting Style Bowling Style First class team
Clive Lloyd (c) 31 August 1944 Right hand Right-arm medium GuyanaGuyana
Colin Croft 15 March 1953 Right-hand Right-arm fast GuyanaGuyana,
Joel Garner 16 December 1952 Right hand Right-arm fast BarbadosBarbados
Gordon Greenidge 1 May 1951 Right-hand Right-arm medium/offbreak BarbadosBarbados
Desmond Haynes 15 February 1956 Right-hand Right-arm legbreak/medium pace BarbadosBarbados
Michael Holding 16 February 1954 Right-hand Right-arm fast JamaicaJamaica
Alvin Kallicharran 21 March 1949 Left-hand Right-arm offbreak GuyanaGuyana
Collis King 11 June 1951 Right-hand Right-arm medium BarbadosBarbados
Deryck Murray (wk) 20 May 1943 Right-hand Legbreak Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
Viv Richards 7 March 1952 Right-hand Right-arm medium/offbreak Antigua and BarbudaLeeward Islands
Andy Roberts 29 January 1951 Right-hand Right-arm fast Antigua and BarbudaLeeward Islands
Larry Gomes 13 July 1953 Left-hand Right-arm offbreak Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
Faoud Bacchus 31 January 1954 Right-hand Right-arm medium GuyanaGuyana
Malcolm Marshall 18 October 1958 Right-hand Right-arm fast BarbadosBarbados

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cricketer of the Year 1984 Mike Gatting". espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 

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