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This is a list of cricketers who represented their country at the 1987 Cricket World Cup in India and Pakistan which took place from 9 October 1987 to 8 November 1987. The oldest player at the 1987 Cricket World Cup was John Traicos (40) of Zimbabwe while the youngest player was Ijaz Ahmed (19) of Pakistan.

Australia Australia

Coach: Australia Bob Simpson

Player Date of Birth Matches Batting style Bowling style First class team
Allan Border (c) 27 July 1955 153 Left hand Left arm orthodox spin  Queensland
David Boon 29 December 1960 40 Right hand Right hand off-spin  Tasmania
Greg Dyer (wk) 16 March 1959 4 Right hand Wicket-keeper  New South Wales
Dean Jones 24 March 1961 45 Right hand Right arm off spin  Victoria
Geoff Marsh 31 December 1958 37 Right hand Right arm off-spin  Western Australia
Tim May 26 January 1962 0 Right hand Right-arm offbreak  South Australia
Craig McDermott 14 April 1965 39 Right hand Right-arm fast  Queensland
Tom Moody 2 October 1965 0 Right hand Right-arm medium  Western Australia
Simon O'Donnell 26 January 1963 37 Right hand Right-arm fast-medium  Victoria
Bruce Reid 14 March 1963 33 Left hand Left-arm fast-medium  Western Australia
Peter Taylor 22 August 1956 12 Left hand Right-arm offbreak  New South Wales
Mike Veletta 30 October 1963 2 Right hand -  Western Australia
Steve Waugh 2 June 1965 39 Right hand Right-arm medium  New South Wales
Andrew Zesers 11 March 1967 0 Right hand Right-arm medium-fast  South Australia

England England

Player Date of Birth Batting style Bowling style First class team
Mike Gatting (c) 6 June 1957 Right hand Right arm medium England Middlesex
Bill Athey 27 September 1957 Right hand Right arm medium England Gloucestershire
Chris Broad 29 September 1957 Left hand Right arm medium England Nottinghamshire
Phillip DeFreitas 18 February 1966 Right hand Right arm fast-medium England Leicestershire
Paul Downton (wk) 4 April 1957 Right hand Wicket-keeper England Middlesex
John Emburey 20 August 1952 Right hand Right arm off break England Middlesex
Neil Foster 6 May 1962 Right-hand Right-arm fast medium EnglandEssex
Graham Gooch 23 July 1953 Right hand Right arm medium England Essex
Eddie Hemmings 20 February 1949 Right hand Right-arm offbreak EnglandNottinghamshire
Allan Lamb 20 June 1954 Right-hand Right-arm medium EnglandNorthamptonshire
Derek Pringle 18 September 1958 Right hand Right-arm medium England Essex
Tim Robinson 21 November 1958 Right hand Right-arm medium England Nottinghamshire
Gladstone Small 18 October 1961 Right arm Right arm fast-medium EnglandWarwickshire

India India

Player Date of Birth Batting style Bowling style First class team
Kapil Dev (c) 6 January 1959 Right hand Right arm fast-medium India Haryana
Mohammad Azharuddin 8 February 1963 Right hand Right-arm medium India Hyderabad
Roger Binny 19 July 1955 Right hand Right arm fast-medium India Karnataka
Sunil Gavaskar 10 July 1949 Right hand Right arm medium

Right arm offbreak

India Bombay
Maninder Singh 13 June 1965 Right hand Slow left-arm orthodox India Delhi
Kiran More (wk) 4 September 1962 Right hand Right arm leg spin

Wicket-keeper

India Baroda
Chandrakant Pandit 30 September 1961 Right hand Wicket-keeper India Bombay
Manoj Prabhakar 15 April 1963 Right hand Right-arm medium pace India Delhi
Chetan Sharma 3 January 1966 Right hand Right arm fast-medium India Haryana
Ravi Shastri 27 May 1962 Right hand Slow left-arm orthodox India Bombay
Navjot Singh Sidhu 20 October 1963 Right hand Right-arm medium India Punjab
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan 31 December 1965 Right hand Right-arm leg break

Right-arm googly

India Tamil Nadu
Krishnamachari Srikkanth 21 December 1959 Right hand Right-arm medium

Right-arm offbreak

India Tamil Nadu
Dilip Vengsarkar (vc) 6 April 1956 Right hand Right arm medium India Bombay

New Zealand New Zealand

Player Date of birth Batting style Bowling style First class team
Jeff Crowe (c) 14 September 1958 Right-handed Right arm, medium pace New Zealand Auckland
Stephen Boock 20 September 1951 Right-hand Slow left-arm orthodox New Zealand Canterbury
John Bracewell 15 April 1958 Right-hand Right arm off break New Zealand Auckland
Ewen Chatfield 3 July 1950 Right hand Right arm medium-fast New Zealand Wellington
Martin Crowe 22 September 1962 Right-hand Right-arm medium New Zealand Central Districts
Phil Horne 21 January 1960 Left-hand New Zealand Auckland
Andrew Jones 9 May 1959 Right-hand Right-arm off-break New Zealand Wellington
Danny Morrison 3 February 1966 Right-hand Right-arm fast-medium New Zealand Auckland
Dipak Patel 25 October 1958 Right-hand Right-arm off-break New Zealand Auckland
Ken Rutherford 26 October 1965 Right-hand Right arm medium New Zealand Otago
Ian Smith (wk) 28 February 1957 Right hand Wicket-keeper New Zealand Auckland
Martin Snedden 23 November 1958 Left-hand Right-arm medium-fast New Zealand Auckland
Willie Watson 31 August 1965 Right-hand Right-arm fast-medium New Zealand Auckland
John Wright 5 July 1954 Left hand Right arm medium New Zealand Northern Districts

Pakistan Pakistan

Player Date of Birth Batting style Bowling style First class team
Imran Khan (c) 5 October 1952 Right hand Right arm fast England Sussex
Abdul Qadir 15 September 1955 Right-hand Right-arm leg spin Pakistan Habib Bank
Ijaz Ahmed 20 September 1968 Right-hand Left-arm medium Pakistan Habib Bank
Javed Miandad 12 June 1957 Right hand Right arm legbreak Pakistan Habib Bank
Mansoor Akhtar 6 September 1962 Right-hand Right-arm offspin PakistanPAC
Manzoor Elahi 15 April 1963 Right-hand Right-arm fast-medium Pakistan Multan
Mudassar Nazar 6 April 1956 Right hand Right arm medium PakistanLahore
Rameez Raja 14 August 1962 Right hand Right arm leg-break Pakistan Lahore
Saleem Jaffar 19 November 1962 Right-hand Left-arm fast-medium Pakistan Karachi
Saleem Malik 16 April 1963 Right-hand Right arm off break / slow-medium PakistanLahore
Saleem Yousuf (wk) 7 December 1959 Right hand Wicket-keeper PakistanKarachi
Shoaib Mohammad 8 January 1961 Right hand Right arm offbreak PakistanKarachi
Tauseef Ahmed 10 May 1958 Right hand Right arm offbreak PakistanKarachi
Wasim Akram 3 June 1966 Left hand Left-arm fast PakistanLahore

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Player Date of Birth Batting style Bowling style First class team
Duleep Mendis (c) 25 August 1952 Right hand Sri Lanka Sinhalese SC
Don Anurasiri 25 February 1966 Right-hand Slow left-arm orthodox Sri Lanka Panadura SC
Ashantha de Mel 9 May 1959 Right-hand bat Right-arm medium-fast Sri Lanka
Aravinda de Silva 17 October 1965 Right hand Right arm offbreak Sri Lanka Nondescripts
Roy Dias 18 October 1952 Right hand Right-arm offbreak Sri Lanka Colombo CC
Asanka Gurusinha 16 September 1966 Left-hand Right-arm medium Sri Lanka Nondescripts
Sridharan Jeganathan 11 July 1951 Right hand Slow left-arm orthodox Sri Lanka Nondescripts
Vinothen John 27 May 1960 Right-hand Right-arm medium-fast Sri Lanka Moratuwa CC
Brendon Kuruppu (wk) 5 January 1962 Right-handed Wicket-keeper Sri Lanka Burgher RC
Ranjan Madugalle 22 April 1959 Right hand Right-arm offbreak Sri Lanka Nondescripts
Roshan Mahanama 31 May 1966 Right-hand - Sri Lanka Colombo CC
Arjuna Ranatunga 1 December 1963 Left-hand Right-arm medium Sri Lanka Sinhalese CC
Rumesh Ratnayake 2 January 1964 Right-hand bat Right-arm fast-medium Sri Lanka Nondescripts
Ravi Ratnayeke 2 May 1960 Left-handed Right-arm fast medium Sri Lanka Colombo CC

Cricket West Indies West Indies

Player Date of Birth Batting style Bowling style First class team
Viv Richards (c) 7 March 1952 Right-hand Right-arm medium/offbreak Antigua and BarbudaLeeward Islands
Eldine Baptiste 12 March 1960 Right hand Right-arm fast-medium Antigua and BarbudaLeeward Islands
Winston Benjamin 31 December 1964 Right hand Right-arm fast Antigua and BarbudaLeeward Islands
Carlisle Best 14 May 1959 Right hand Right-arm off break/medium pace BarbadosBarbados
Jeff Dujon (wk) 28 May 1956 Right-hand Wicket-keeper JamaicaJamaica
Roger Harper 17 March 1963 Right hand Right arm offbreak GuyanaGuyana
Desmond Haynes 15 February 1956 Right hand Right-arm legbreak/medium pace BarbadosBarbados
Carl Hooper 15 December 1966 Right hand Right arm offbreak GuyanaGuyana
Gus Logie 28 September 1960 Right-hand Right-arm off break Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
Patrick Patterson 15 September 1961 Right hand Right arm fast JamaicaJamaica
Richie Richardson 12 January 1962 Right-hand Right-arm medium pace Antigua and BarbudaLeeward Islands
Phil Simmons 18 April 1963 Right-hand Right-arm medium Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
Courtney Walsh 30 October 1962 Right hand Right-arm fast JamaicaJamaica

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Player Date of Birth Batting style Bowling style
John Traicos (c) 17 May 1947 Right-hand Right arm off-spin
Kevin Arnott 8 March 1961 Right-hand -
Eddo Brandes 5 March 1963 Right-hand Right arm fast
Robin Brown 11 March 1951 Right-hand Right-arm medium
Iain Butchart 9 May 1960 Right-hand Right-arm medium
Kevin Curran 7 September 1959 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
David Houghton (wk) 23 June 1957 Right-hand Right-arm off break
Malcolm Jarvis 6 December 1955 Right hand Left-arm medium fast
Babu Meman 26 June 1952 Right-hand Right-arm offbreak
Grant Paterson 9 June 1960 Right-hand Right-arm off-spin
Andrew Pycroft 6 June 1956 Right-hand Right-arm offbreak
Peter Rawson 25 May 1957 Right-hand Right-arm medium-fast
Ali Shah 7 August 1959 Left-hand Right arm medium
Andy Waller 25 September 1959 Right hand Right-arm medium

See also

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