The influence of two new balls from both ends, revised fielding restrictions, and T20 have transformed the predominant 50-over strategy, turning the ODI revolution of the 1990s inside-out.
ICC chief N Srinivasan took the opportunity during the World Cup final, while being interviewed in the commentary box, to defend the ICC's plan to reduce the World Cup to 10 teams in 2019.
Phil Simmons may be the coach of the West Indies now, but for eight years he was Ireland's mentor and he has urged the ICC to reconsider reducing the World Cup to 10 teams in 2019, which could see Ireland missing out.
The group stage is over, and we are saying goodbye to Associate involvement for another World Cup, and maybe we are saying goodbye to them forever. Here's a review of their efforts.
Ireland captain William Porterfield has again called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to rethink its decision to reduce the number of teams taking part in the next World Cup, in England in 2019.