signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3084 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1442 times:
As much as I'd like England to win, after a dismal performance against Australia in the post-Ashes series, I can't see it happening. I think the eventual winners will be one of India, Sri Lanka or South Africa.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1439 times:
I'm looking at one of the subcontinent teams to take the title. Well, probably not Bangladesh, but India and Sri Lanka are definantly favourites, and you never know what you'll get with Pakistan - except that it can't help be entertaining.
As much as I'd like to see South Africa lose the 'chokers'-tag, they have a new'ish middle order and they lack a serious spinner. Because as much as I love seeing Steyn and Morkel go at it, they'll only cover 20 overs in total and after that it's up to the new guys to show some guts.
England and Australia are both outsiders in with a shot, even if neither of them have had the best pre-tournament preparations (and I can imagine the England players to be sick and tired of touring by now - they've been away since what, October?). England have Graeme Swann which ought to count for something in the subcontinent, and their pacers aren't hald-bad either, while Australia are, well, Australia I suppose.