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It's that time again. World Cup is coming up and predictions are everywhere, people posting their favories, etc. I'm not saying anything about India this time. They don't look like a winning unit, sadly. My money's on Sri Lanka and South Africa...yes, South Africa. Sri Lanka, under Tom Moody and Mahela Jayawardene, have taken the aggressive, frenetic style of play associated with the 1996 World Cup side and more to a new level. They have exciting bastmen, effective allrounders (spinners being the strongest point) and Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga in the pace department.

On those small, turning West Indian pitches, Sri Lanka are the most likely to succeed. South Africa are the best fielding unit in the game, their pacers are in top form (oh, Pollock, thank you for the memories and the return to form!), but their batsmen are a bit dodgy against spin. I just feel there's something about them, that puts them in a good spot. They're still chokers, in some manner …