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N Srinivasan hails ICC World Cup 2015 as most popular ever
N Srinivasan hails ICC World Cup 2015 as most popular ever

Hailing the just-concluded World cup as the most popular in cricket's history, ICC Chairman N Srinivasan on Monday said the event's success has proved that the ODI format is in good health.

Early Brendon McCullum exit proved to be huge blow for New Zealand
Early Brendon McCullum exit proved to be huge blow for New Zealand

This was not how the script was supposed to run for Brendon McCullum, the personification of the aggressive cricket that had taken New Zealand to their first World Cup final.

Brendon McCullum keeps ODI retirement suspense alive
Brendon McCullum keeps ODI retirement suspense alive

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum kept everyone guessing about his retirement from ODI cricket as he didn't want the spotlight to be drawn away from Australia's convincing victory in the World Cup final.

Planned to bowl yorker first up to Brendon McCullum: Mitchell Starc
Planned to bowl yorker first up to Brendon McCullum: Mitchell Starc

Man-of-the tournament Mitchell Starc said that there was a plan to bowl yorkers to Brendon McCullum first up and he was happy to execute that plan. McCullum was bowled by Starc in the first over which set the tone for the rest of the match.

Statistical highlights of the cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand
Statistical highlights of the cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand

Statistical highlights of the cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at the MCG here.

Michael Clarke goes MSD way, wants ODI rules changed
Michael Clarke goes MSD way, wants ODI rules changed

Echoing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's views on the ODI four-fielder rule, Australian captain Michael Clarke said he would like to have five fielders outside the 30-yard circle as it gives the bowlers more of a chance.

Top performers of 2015 World Cup
Top performers of 2015 World Cup

The following are the top 10 batsmen and top 10 bowlers of the cricket World Cup 2015, which concluded in Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday:

Michael Clarke reveals Test aim after World Cup win
Michael Clarke reveals Test aim after World Cup win

Australia captain Michael Clarke said his next target after winning the World Cup in his last one-day international on Sunday was to take his team back to the top of the Test rankings.

Mitchell Starc award defies trend in bat-dominated tournament
Mitchell Starc award defies trend in bat-dominated tournament

At a World Cup dominated by batsmen and huge scores, it was an old-fashioned fast bowler who ultimately played the biggest role in Australia`s success.

Cricket World Cup triumph a career pinnacle for Michael Clarke
Cricket World Cup triumph a career pinnacle for Michael Clarke

Skipper Michael Clarke shrugged off fitness fears, talk of rifts with team-mates, coach and selectors to spearhead Australia to a fifth World Cup crown.

No backing down on Black Caps` fearless style: Brendon McCullum
No backing down on Black Caps` fearless style: Brendon McCullum

Skipper Brendon McCullum is adamant there will be no backing down in the Black Caps` fearless approach in the wake of their crushing World Cup final defeat to Australia.

Brendon McCullum has no regrets as World Cup dream ends in defeat
Brendon McCullum has no regrets as World Cup dream ends in defeat

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.

Cricket fraternity lauds world champions Australia
Cricket fraternity lauds world champions Australia

Australia dominated the world stage once again as they blew away New Zealand in an one-sided affair in the final of the ICC World Cup 2015 in Melbourne on Sunday. Australia chased down New Zealand's paltry target of 184 runs by seven wickets to bag their fifth World Cup in the history of the game.

Record 93,013 MCG crowd for World Cup final
Record 93,013 MCG crowd for World Cup final

A ground record crowd of 93,013 watched the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Cricket World Cup: Special final between two evenly matched sides, says Graeme Smith
Cricket World Cup: Special final between two evenly matched sides, says Graeme Smith

Ahead of Sunday’s high-voltage cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand, former South Africa captain Graeme Smith on Saturday said both teams have powerful bowling line-ups and a plethora of destructive batsmen.

World Cup final could be last match I watch: Martin Crowe
World Cup final could be last match I watch: Martin Crowe

Not in the best health condition, New Zealand legend and former skipper Martin Crowe on Saturday said that the cricket World Cup final on Sunday could be the last cricket match he watches.

Melbourne Cricket Ground - fascinating history and cricketing folklore
Melbourne Cricket Ground - fascinating history and cricketing folklore

The Melbourne Cricket Ground's (MCG) hallowed surface will add another feather to its cap when it hosts the final of the 11th World Cup between tournament co-hosts Australia and New Zealand on Sunday.

Cricket World Cup: Brendon McCullum asks Indian fans to root for New Zealand in World Cup final
Cricket World Cup: Brendon McCullum asks Indian fans to root for New Zealand in World Cup final

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has beseeched the cricket-mad Indian fans to root for his team in tomorrow's World Cup final against four-time winners Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Hope Martin Crowe finds peace in time left for him: Brendon McCullum
Hope Martin Crowe finds peace in time left for him: Brendon McCullum

An emotional New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum today wished terminally ill former skipper Martin Crowe, who is battling lymphoma, to "find peace in the time left for him".

2015 edition most followed cricket World Cup: ICC
2015 edition most followed cricket World Cup: ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that the 2015 World Cup has been the most followed and attended event in cricketing history.