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first_imgQ: What are our chances this time?A: In 1983 people asked me the same question and I said I would be very surprised if we won. And everyone was surprised, including me and the captain! Now again I’d say that I would be very surprised … Q: Why do we,Q: What are our chances this time?A: In 1983 people asked me the same question and I said I would be very surprised if we won. And everyone was surprised, including me and the captain! Now again I’d say that I would be very surprised …Q: Why do we always collapse against Pakistan?A: I don’t know.Q: Who do you think will win the cup?A: Pakistan looks good. And South AfricaQ: Do you think the Indians are playing too much cricket?A: I don’t think so.But they certainly need 100 per cent fitness, all the time.Brothers in action: Five pairs of brothers took part in the 1996 World Cup: the Tikolo and Odumbe brothers of Kenya, the Flower and Strang siblings of Zimbabwe and the Waugh twins of Australia.SUBSTITUTE COMMENTATORDuring the 1996 World Cup match between Australia and Kenya in Visakhapatnam World Tel commentators Richie Benaud and Sunil Gavaskar could not reach the venue on time because their aircraft developed a technical snag. So Australian substitute Michael Slater did duty for them in the commentator’s box for over an hour.AT THE WORLD CUP THE FIRST… delivery bowled was by Madan Lal to Dennis Amiss in the India vs England match in 1975. … hat-trick was taken by Chetan Sharma against New Zealand at Nagpur in 1987 time coloured clothing, day-night matches, 30-yard circle and white balls featured was in 1992…. an ultra-modern Mound Stand …. a super new Grandst and…. an electronic scoreboard which doubles up as a giant replay screen.LORD’S THEN … AND NOWThis year the Mecca of cricket will host a fourth World Cup final. Since it hosted the last final in 1983 Lord’s has …… a new press box which resembles a space station and will float above St John’s Wood.BIGGEST WINNERThe man who made the biggest killing from the 1983 World Cup was an unknown Indian. He bet 1,000 Pounds at 50-1 on an India win and took home 50,000 Pounds on June 25, 1983.Matches and Venues: In this World Cup all 18 English counties will stage at least one match each.advertisementlast_img