London, July 16 -- The captain of the team was born on the outskirts of Dublin.

The man of the match in the final was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The guy entrusted to bowl the most crucial over of a spine-tingling day at Lord's? He was born in Barbados.

And the player whose pinpoint throw helped get the team over the line in perhaps the most dramatic one-day game of cricket ever was born in South Africa.

And then there was the sight of two players with Pakistani heritage, jumping about together on the winner's rostrum.

England won the Cricket World Cup on Sunday 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 Un...