With the cricket World Cup approaching, there couldn't be a better time for us to look back at India's performance at the big tournament. 

There can be many ways to do it, but there is probably nothing more entertaining than a movie. A movie with Ranveer Singh and Pankaj Tripathi at that.

The cast of the movie left for London today, to begin first schedule of shooting, which coincides with the actual World Cup being played in England.

Even though '83 isn't going to release anytime soon, there is already buzz around which actor is going to play which cricketer on screen. Here is all the information we have on the casting so far.

First off, this is what the 'squad' of 1983 looks like. In a picture shared by Ranveer Singh, we can see the entire team of actors who will bring the action to life. 

Ranveer Singh himself is playing the part of Kapil Dev, who became the youngest captain in history to win a World Cup. A record he holds till date.

As for others, Saqib Saleem is going to play Jimmy Amarnath. For those who don't know, Jimmy was a crucial part of the World Cup winning team and won the Man of the Match award in the semifinal and the final both. 

Actor and producer Addinath M Kothare will portray Dilip Vengsarakar, who was a batting mainstay of the Team India in the 80s and was given the nickname of 'colonel' back in the day.

In probably the most interesting casting choice, Chirag Patil will portray his father Sandeep Patil on screen and has been sharing photos from 1983 on his Instagram account. 

Popular Punjabi actor Harrdy Sandhu will be playing the role of Madan Lal and we can't wait to see the recreation of THAT match against Zimbabwe where he took 3 wickets to help us win after Kapil Dev's unbeaten 175. 

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It was my Dad’s dream for me to play for India. It was my dream to win a World Cup. What I couldn’t do in real life because of an unfortunate injury, going to do that in the reel life. 🎬 Doing a film about my first passion - Cricket, is a very emotional feeling for me. I’ll be playing Madan Lal Sir, who at the time when I played U-17 india was also the bowling coach at the National Cricket Academy. I am thankful to @kabirkhankk sir for believing in me and a special thanks to @ammyvirk veera . Thank you @castingchhabra bhaaji Super excited to be a part of this squad with @ranveersingh @ammyvirk @saqibsaleem and all others. #MadanLal @Kabirkhankk @reliance.entertainment @mantenamadhu @vishnuinduri @83thefilm @ranveersingh #Relive83 #CastOf83

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Another Punjabi actor Ammy Virk will play Balwinder Singh Sandhu and it will be interesting to see what 'swing' he gives to the character.

Jatin Sharma - popular as Bunty from Sacred Games - will play batsman Yashpal Sharma in the movie and says he is honoured to do so.

Popular Youtuber Sahil Khattar is cast to play the role of wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani, who won the award for the best wicketkeeper in the World Cup 1983. 

There couldn't have been a better choice than Pankaj Tripathi to play the role of Man Singh. Man Singh was the coach of the Indian team of 1983 and is widely appreciated to be the force behind their performance. 

Popular Tamil actor Jiiva will be portraying the skills of K Srikkanth who is former captain of Indian cricket team and represented Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket.

Tahir Raj Bhasin, who has earlier been seen in films like Manto and Kai Po Che!, will have the huge responsibility of portraying the Little Master Sunil Gavaskar. 

Dhairya Karwa, on the other hand, will be playing the role of Ravi Shastri who is still regarded as one of India's best cricketers till date.

From what we know, Nishant Dahiya will be playing Roger Binny in the movie, who was also an important part of the World Cup winning squad of 1983 with the highest number of wickets.

Source: Bollywood Hungama

With so many new faces and interesting casting choices, we can't wait for the film to release.