New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says the Black Caps have had the time of their lives at the World Cup, and he is proud of the side despite losing to Australia in the final on Sunday.
Australia capped off an emotional home summer with a World Cup trophy on Sunday, beating co-hosts New Zealand by seven wickets in Melbourne to claim their fifth title, and their first on home soil.
It is the match-up the event organisers dreamed about. The two co-hosts taking each other on in a 100 000-seater stadium that is sure to be at full capacity. Australia will be aiming to win the tournament for a record fifth time, while New Zealand are appearing in their first final.
On the eve of their first World Cup final, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said his team will not deviate from the attacking approach that they have been displaying throughout the tournament.
Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena will become the first man to play and umpire in a World Cup final when he was chosen by the ICC as one of the on-field officials for Sunday's clash between co-hosts Australia and New Zealand at the MCG.