India won the battle of the co-hosts, beating Sri Lanka by six wickets to clinch the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.
MCC’s six University centres kick off their annual first-class fixtures against the counties on Saturday, with 18 matches taking place in April and May.
It has taken 48 matches, spread over six weeks to decide but the 2011 ICC World Cup final features the competition's two best sides: India and Sri Lanka.
Rahul Dravid has urged the cricket world to embrace the pink ball, day/night format after his century helped MCC beat Nottinghamshire in the Champion County clash.
Stephen Peters praised MCC’s star batsman Rahul Dravid he turned an overnight 81 into a high-class century - piling the pressure on Nottinghamshire in the Champion County match.
One Day Internationals do not come any bigger than this.
MCC batsman Dawid Malan described his 71 in tricky conditions against Nottinghamshire on day one of the Champion County clash as 'a great experience.'
New Zealand will have to pull off another massive upset to make their first ever ICC World Cup final when they take on Sri Lanka in Colombo.
England will need to find the best of their erratic World Cup form as they face co-hosts Sri Lanka with a place in the semi-finals at stake.
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