On paper I'd say that the teams aren't that strong. However, if anything, this adds to the interest in the cup I reckon. There is a fairly decent number of teams who could pull off a key win here and there and blow the competition wide open. Its anyones game at the moment.
SA - Probably the best team of the lot on paper but will choke obv.
India - Very strong I reckon but I think its all down to how well their bowlers can contain opposition batsmen.
SL - Not a bad team and quite strong. Leaving out Randiv from the squad weakens them slightly IMO.
NZ - I reckon but they have a lot of players who could raise their level with the bat. Its their bowling which appears to lack something though.
Pakistan - No idea what they'll end up doing tbh. Underestimate them at your own peril.
WI - Another difficult team to rate. All it takes is a Gaylestorm or two and they'll be winning games here and there and surprise everyone.
AUS - Weaker than what they were before obviously but by no means a pushover. May even go on to win it and prove everyone wrong. Wouldn't be the first time.
ENG - Very strong team coming into this competition. They've been very good for a while now.
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