The 2015 World Cup was the most predictable of all the World Cups. Everyone knew which four teams were going to make it to the semis and there were no upsets whatsoever.
The same four teams qualified.
Australia and New Zealand being the hosts were always the strong contenders and South Africa, because of the fact that they play in similar sorts of conditions, was also tipped to be there in the final 4.
Another one had to be India because despite of being a subcontinent team, they had been there Down Under for the last 4 months playing test matches and 50-over Cricket.
Also, if you see the squads of all the subcontinent teams at present, India has got the best batting line up technique wise and on bouncy tracks of Australia and New Zealand, it’s all about how technically sound you are.
The prediction of the final match was also too easy to make. The venue was the Melbourne Cricket Ground and it was always hard for the Blackcaps to topple Australia there and when they lost Brendan McCullum early, it was curtains then and there.
If the venue had been Auckland or Hamilton, then, things would have been different because the kind of attack New Zealand had, it needed swinging conditions.