Sri Lanka if Malinga keeps up this form.
Sanga needs to be in form come the tournament too. Can't always rely on Dilshan and Jaya.
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
Have they won many games outside of the WC? Obviously they performed very well there.
I remember they got one flogging in Australia last time they were here. NZ had the better of them. Other "friendlies"?
I think most of the test playing nations CAN win this. I reckon if the West Indies pick their best side (including Dwayne Smith in the middle order) they have an outside chance of going a fair way in the tournament. Though I would pick a winner from South Africa, India and Sri Lanka.
Australia should do well, but I think, yet again, they will just pick a one day side carrying the likes of Michael Clarke and Mike Hussey rather than some dominant batsmen who have proved their 20/20 worth.
ICC should introduce World Rankings (and for players).
Most big series now have at least two 20/20 fixtures and given a WC is held nearly every year (next one after this is in the Windies, 2010), it would make some sense.
England has home advantage, India has depth and in-form performers. Australia is still undecided regarding its potential makeup with confusion as to whether to select the older players or some better performing younger ones. Pakistan is a write off, NZ players are out of form. Bangers are useless as are the other minnows. Windies will be flashy. SA is in the same boat as Australia with players likely to be picked on reputation who don't deserve to be selected. Their bowling looks weak.
Actually I might have been wrong about NZ after the IPL goings on recently.
NZ's top order will actually survive most of the innings (except for Ryder obviously), but instead go at about 3 an over til McCullum finally hits one and holes out.
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