Bairstow, who is not even the first choice keeper in the English team in which Jos Butler is preferred, made the cut as the stumper-batsman in Tendulkar's XI ahead of the more experienced Dhoni.
The prime ministers of England and New Zealand lauded their cricket teams' performance in the World Cup, which helped bring the sport into the limelight in nations obsessed with football and rugby.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter and criticised the ICC rule in the most amusing and hilarious manner.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead Tuesday called for the ICC World Cup rules to be reviewed, saying the feeling is "very, very hollow" after England beat them on a bizarre technicality in the showpiece' final.
England won the Cricket World Cup with a team rich in talent but also cultural diversity at a time when the country is facing socio-political challenges as it tries to leave the European Union
The Indian Express looks at the two teams that stood tall till the end and moments that’ll live forever in memories of every cricket watcher.
Perhaps, the entertaining and aggressive style that England have played in this World Cup and over the last four years — and the fact that this team is very inclusive and diverse in its cast — can make a difference.
Going by the rulebook, it should have been five runs (one plus four) because TV replays showed Ben Stokes and Adil Rashid didn’t cross at the instant Martin Guptill threw the ball.
David Johnston, Kane Williamson’s childhood coach, recounts the tension and drama of the greatest ODI ever played.
England’s cricket players and fans have celebrated their first World Cup success after one of the most exhilarating finishes in the history of the game
One of the most thrilling World Cup finals ever was played out at Lord's on Sunday between England and New Zealand. Here is how the media in the two countries reported the result.
There were many unusual and amusing celebrations by the bowlers during the World Cup. Here is a list of celebrations that stood out.
England were awarded four overthrows plus two runs off one delivery in the last over after the ball deflected off the bat of Ben Stokes. This was a "clear mistake" and an "error of judgement" by the umpires, Taufel has said.
While champions England dominate the World Cup Team of the Tournament with four players, India had representation through the highest run-scorer Rohit Sharma and pacer Jasprit Bumrah.
Michael Vaughan constantly tweeted during the final and even promised Jos Buttler free wine for life if England were declared champions.
"What a day, it has changed the history of English cricket and everyone got to watch that. I hope everyone gets involved and loves it like when we won the Ashes. It was a special day," Liam Plunkett signed off.
"We had Allah with us as well. I spoke to Adil (Rashid), he said Allah was definitely with us. I said we had the rub of the green (smiling)," Morgan said.
Fans could not help but link the bat slide incident to Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God' goal against England in the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
On Sunday at Lord's, Ben Stokes played one of the all-time great World Cup innings - not once but twice - as England won the trophy for the first time on boundary count following a Super Over after tieing twice with New Zealand.
Sunday's final began at 10 pm New Zealand time and ended, dramatically, about 6.30 am Monday when many dejected fans had to drag themselves away from their TVs and head wearily to work.
Did you know that Stokes was born on June 4, 1991 in New Zealand and spent the initial years of his life in Christchurch?
England set New Zealand a victory target of 16 runs in the Super over after both teams were tied on 241 after 50 overs, and Archer conceded only 15 to deliver the title for the hosts on boundary count.
England lifted the World Cup 2019 trophy despite tying New Zealand in the Super Over by the rule of the Boundary Count at Lord’s on Sunday.
Four overthrows off diving batsman’s willow, two ties in a game decided by number of boundaries — stars align to hand England maiden World title.
The New Zealand cricketer also thanked fans for their support and said he hoped not to think of the last half hour of the game for some time to come.