We've seen some very intresting match-ups even if there is a slight air of inevitability about the quarter-finalists.
That said if Zimbabwe turn over Sri Lanka and the Lankans also come unglued against NZ there could yet be life in Group A and England losing to Bangladesh or the Windies to Ireland might put the cat amongst the pigeons in B too.
Unlikely but then so was Ireland chasing down 327 v England.
- As featured in The Independent.
"This is not the time for namby-pamby promising youngsters who might just do something; not the time for building for the future. Pragmatism rules and they don't come more pragmatic than Rogers."
- Victor Marks makes the case for stiff-legged and stiff-armed 35 year old left-handers in Ashes squads