This was the third Cricket World Cup (Called the Prudential Cup). The tournament was held in England for the third consecutive time, between 9 and 25 June 1983. The final was played between India and the West Indies at Lords in England. India scored 183 runs in 54.4 overs all out. In reply, the West Indies made 140 runs in 52 overs all out, with India winning by 43 runs.
- The preliminary matches were played in 2 groups of 4 each as in the previous two tournaments, though this time each country played the other teams in its group twice. The top two teams in each group qualified for the semifinals, and the winners of this played the final.
- There were 8 participating countries:
- In 1999, the trophy won by the Indian cricket team at the 1983 World Cup was damaged during a violent rampage on the Indian cricket board's headquarters by the Hindu nationalist group Shiv Sena.