The influence of two new balls from both ends, new fielding restrictions, and T20s have changed the predominant ODI strategy.
While people talk about the result, the most important thing that we must take from this tournament is the lessons we have learnt.
Another World Cup has come and gone for South Africa, and as they book their flights back home, let's have a look at the numbers.
In our constant quest to expand your knowledge, and increase your chances of winning the pub quiz, here are some crickety facts.
The only real difference between the ECB and the Soviets is that the cricket board leaks a lot more and arrests people for sedition less.