Australia were so far in front of the field this time around it wasn’t funny; despite not having arguably their best one-day paceman in the team, they utterly crushed every team they faced, including Sri Lanka, clearly the second-best team in the competition. There were very few close matches throughout, even in matches not involving Australia. The cricket was formulaic.
There have been a number of suggestions about problems with the number of teams playing, not to mention the drawn-out format. But are there deeper problems with the one-day game itself?
Russell Degnan argues that part of the problem is what he sees is the overly restrictive rules of the current one-day format; particularly, the requirement to bowl five bowlers, forcing fielding captains to go on the defensive for those ten overs while some part-timer trundles in.
Any other suggestions as to what could be done to rescue one-day cricket from itself?