Pakistan's cricket chiefs Monday named batsman Azhar Ali as the national side's new one-day international captain, despite the fact he has not made the 50-over team in more than two years.
The bat didn't always beat the ball and you needn't be disappointed about Team India: here are five lessons that this cricket World Cup taught us.
No Indian cricketer has found a place in the ICC's World Cup XI despite the Indian team making it to the semifinals of the event. The team is dominated by runners-up New Zealand rather than champions Australia with Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum as its captain.
Michael Clarke raised his bat to acknowledge the massive crowd, and nodded to a fallen teammate he credited for inspiring Australia's run to a fifth World Cup title that culminated with an emphatic win over New Zealand.
Months after being labelled 'soft' by one of Australia's cricket greats and being dropped from Australia's Test XI, Mitchell Starc has been deservedly voted the Player of the World Cup.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he had no regrets after 'one hell of a ride' at the World Cup came to an end with a seven-wicket defeat by Australia in Sunday's final in Melbourne.
Borrowing from football and mangling a Gary Linekar line: ODI cricket is a simple game. Twenty-two play and at the end, the Australians win.
The seven-wicket win over New Zealand at the MCG on Sunday is a story of a comeback people will take for granted, especially because the team is Australia.
Australia captain Michael Clarke dedicated Sunday's World Cup final triumph to Phillip Hughes, the team-mate who died after being hit on the head by a bouncer last year. A record crowd of 93,013 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground saw power-packed Australia bowl out the Black Caps for 183 and then gallop to victory in the 34th over. Clarke, who announced his retirement from the one-day format on the eve of the final, added 112 runs for the third wicket with his likely successor Steve Smith, who returned unbeaten on 56.
Having guided Australia to the 2015 World Cup title, captain Michael Clarke on Sunday described his last day in ODI cricket in an interview with HT's Nilankur Das.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key believes he has made the right decision to be in Melbourne for the Cricket World Cup final on Sunday rather than attend the state funeral for Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum urged the cricket-mad Indian fans to root for his team in Sunday's World Cup final against four-time winners Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
It was a campaign that many thought would be doomed, but it took wings in unbelievable fashion. However, India’s hopes of defending the World Cup were crushed by Australia, who won the second semifinal by 95 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
In awe of "outstanding teammate and close friend" Daniel Vettori's achievements, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he can only marvel at the all-rounder's contribution to the game in not just New Zealand but world over.
Australia captain Michael Clarke has added a fresh edge to Sunday's blockbuster World Cup final against New Zealand in Melbourne by announcing the match will be his last one-day international.