The Cricket World Cup began over the weekend with co-hosts India and Bangladesh playing the first match. Here’s a link to the excellent as always cricinfo coverage.
There’ve been no surprises so far with minnows Kenya and Canada getting a thrashing from New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Australia play Zimbabwe in about an hour which promises to be as one-sided. Still there always seems to be at least one upset in the early phases - maybe the Netherlands can up set England later this week.
Anyway - while we wait for the more competitive games - who do you think will go through and win the whole thing? Will it be victory at home (sort of) for the batting juggernaut that is India? Will Sri Lanka repeat their success from the last time the cup was played in the subcontinent (1995)? Or can a new look Australia come through for the fourth time in a row? What say you dopers?