What key roles did Mohinder Amarnath play at the World Cups he played in?
Mohinder Amarnath played in 3 World Cups for India Source: Circle of Sports
Mohinder Amarnath was the first ever wicket taker in World Cup history, when he had England opener John Jameson caught by Indian off-spinner Srinivas Venkataraghavan for 21.
The 1975 and 1979 would produce honest returns for Amarnath, however he would have a vital role to play in India's 1983 World Cup success.
He took 2/27 off 12 overs against England in the semi finals before making 46 with the bat in a man of the match performance in the semi final.
In the final his 26 runs would be part of the highest partnership for the match (57 with Kris Srikkanth) and then take 3/12 off 7 in his second straight man of the match performance.
India would go on to win the final by 43 runs, and Amarnath would join greats Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards as the 'man of the match' in World Cup finals.