The Baggy Greens have lifted the trophy in five of the last seven editions of the World Cup to cement their status as one-day international specialists.

By contrast, the Indian team were left frustrated after progressing to the final without losing a game, before falling short at the final hurdle.

Read on as we look at some of the key talking points from the tournament, starting with a look at some truly impressive viewing figures for the final.

Hotstar Reports Record Viewing Figures

Indian OTT streaming service Disney+ Hotstar set a new viewership record with its broadcast of the final, drawing an average of 59 million concurrent viewers in the country.
This figure broke the previous record of 53m which was set in the semi-final between India and New Zealand. India's progress through the tournament undoubtedly boosted local interest.

However, several other factors contributed to increased global interest in the World Cup including Hotstar's decision to air games for free to viewers on mobile platforms.
This also helped to generate increased turnover for online sportsbooks, with numerous jurisdictions reporting impressive figures for the World Cup.

A plethora of Australian betting sites were inundated with wagers on the eventually winners, and faced a sizeable payout after offering odds of 5.50 on Australia before the tournament started.

With the 2027 edition of the World Cup set to be an expanded event jointly-hosted by South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe, live streaming and betting figures could be even higher.

Head Deserved to be in the ICC's Tournament XI

Despite romping to a comfortable victory over India in the final, Australia had only two players selected in the official World Cup XI.

That honour went to Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa, while runners-up India had five players in the team. Quite why Travis Head wasn't in the line-up was baffling.

Indian fans will argue their team made it through the tournament undefeated until the final and their quintet of players earned the places in the team.

However, major tournaments are about winning and nobody did more to help Australia achieve that feat than Head, who delivered player-of-the-match performances in the semi-final and final.

When the chips were down, he delivered and India didn't. Going unbeaten in ten games was impressive, but Head got things done when it mattered.

Despite missing out on the ICC's tournament XI, the 29-year-old is unlikely to be too concerned given he is now a World Cup winner.

Sharma's Rashness Costs India Dearly

While no-one can dispute that Rohit Sharma is one of the most talented cricketers of his generation, the Indian captain ultimately blew a golden opportunity to break his World Cup duck.

When India won the trophy in Mumbai in 2011, Sharma was not part of the team. With home advantage to aid him, this was the perfect opportunity to gain redemption.

Despite winning ten games at tournament, Sharma failed to guide his team to victory in the final and it was his dismissal which proved to be the turning point.

He was going along nicely with 47 runs under his belt, but a rash shot off Maxwell's bowling quickly piled the pressure onto his teammates.

Sharma's supporters will point him scoring more than 40 runs seven times in the tournament, but he only converted three of them into half-centuries.

At a time when India needed a calm head, Sharma was unable to curb his impetuous nature and that cost his team the chance of victory.