Not as boring as 2007
We asked readers...
Can you sum up the World Cup in a tweet? #CWC15— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 30, 2015
... and we got a textbook definition.
Others looked at the tournament itself.
@ESPNcricinfo English disaster, Irish struggle, Pak pacers, Bangla NoBall, Indian heartbreak, Kiwi brilliance, Aussie champions— Sohaib Ahmed (@sohaiby) March 30, 2015
@ESPNcricinfo Not as exciting as 2011. At the same time, not as boring as 2007.— Bleed Blue (@akhiltalashi) March 30, 2015
@ESPNcricinfo The best team (unfortunately) won, the Kiwis were very good to watch, but the WC was not much fun to watch for England fans!— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) March 30, 2015
With Australia dominant yet again - winning their fourth World Cup in the past five - some tweeters wondered about the point of others competing.
@espncricinfo Cricket is a game with 11 players in each team; in the end, it's always Australia that wins.— Nicolas Holzschuch (@nholzschuch) March 30, 2015
@ESPNcricinfo next time just hand the cup to australia and start ipl 2 months early.— jonathan selvaraj (@jon_selvaraj) March 30, 2015
Quite a few legends bid farewell, with Michael Clarke getting the perfect send-off.
@ESPNcricinfo Boom Boom Bye— tejas (@tejarane) March 30, 2015
The Associates made a statement, sometimes literally, as they fought against the proposal to shrink the 2019 World Cup to ten teams.
@ESPNcricinfo Porterfield— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) March 30, 2015
@ESPNcricinfo awesome event - great to see teams including associates providing memorable matches— brenda lee browne (@brendaleebrowne) March 30, 2015
Not everyone was happy with the event, though, with the bat largely dominating the ball during the 49-day tournament, and only five matches going down to the final over of the chase.
@ESPNcricinfo too long, at times boring, too predictable. Some great matches. Batsmen heavy. Not enough excitement. Overall mixed bag.— P. Shah (@puks100) March 30, 2015
@espncricinfo Damn good substitute for sleeping pills.— God Defend NZ (@CricMonk) March 30, 2015
Left-arm quicks, led by Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Wahab Riaz and James Faulkner, had outstanding tournaments to help redress the bat v ball imbalance.
A regular fixture did not feature at the World Cup, making at least one fan happy.
@ESPNcricinfo Grand Success - Not a single India Vs Sri Lanka match :D— Al Venri (@aLvENRI) March 30, 2015
Some regular World Cup features, though, were around again.
@ESPNcricinfo Pakistan still cannot beat India in WC. Eng faltered as expected. SA messed up in big matches & Australia had the last laugh.— Vipul (@Sporty_Baba) March 30, 2015
Will they be around in 2019 as well?
Deivarayan Muthu is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo