A look back at the previous Cricket World Cup finals.
The two teams meet fortuitously if drawn together in international events, the players in leagues in third countries.
He may still be regarded as India's best ODI player but his uncanny ability to pull off wins seems to have deserted him.
- Local derby adds spice to World Cup final
- COMMENT : It’s plucky NZ versus affluent Australia
- What other experts think....
- World Cup breaking records, capturing hearts: Richardson
- Clarke to quit one-dayers after final
- COMMENT : When the Australians took World Cup for granted
- Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps
- Ailing Crowe pens emotional tribute
- Aqeel survives Yasir scare to land title
- Outsiders reign supreme in Karachi races
- Underarm incident still resonates before Australia-New Zealand final
- MCG holds no fears for Black Caps, says Southee
- COMMENT: New Zealand face gigantic task at unfamiliar MCG
- Dharmasena, Kettleborough to supervise final
- Poor fitness blamed for Sri Lanka’s World Cup flop
- Finch not worried about form