Cricket’s quadrennial showpiece has been thrown into major turmoil in the last three weeks. Suddenly, Australia is facing major injury problems (Andrew Symonds, Michael Clarke, Matthew Hayden) and is not looking invincible after losses to England and New Zealand. England after being wiped out 5-0 in the Ashes suddenly seems to have discovered its bearings in the shorter of the game, thanks to Paul Collingwood, et al. New Zealand, always the perennial pesk, is looking like a champion side chasing totals of 300-plus with seeming ease, with the old (Craig McMillan) and the young (Brendon McCullum) showing the way. South Africa is suddenly No. 1 on the tables, but both India and Pakistan have socked it to the proteas on their soil in the last two months. Result: total and utter confusion, and a tournament which is wide open.
What do you think? Who do you think will win? Why?