See today that South Africa rejected AB for this world cup. Not looking such a wise move now. I understand he retired and shouldn't just walk back into the team but SA pretty much only have 4 batsmen that are above the level of crap and AB is still one of the best batsmen on the planet, especially in one dayers.
Markram (second spinner)
Van Der Dussen
That team would easy make the semi-finals. Amla is finished at the top imo.
India are the team to beat IMO but there are a lot of strong sides this time round. Any of India, us, NZ, Australia & Pakistan can beat each other on any given day. Consistently I'd say Eng & India are the two best but it's all about how you do on the day as we saw in the last Champions Trophy where we flunked against Pakistan.
England are an outrageously good batting side but I fear for the bowling, it lacks consistency and I think this is where we'll come undone. I don't think we'll win the WC, I'll put it out there now...
They've gone with all the southern venues early on hoping it will be better weather, not going too well so far, think tommorrow and Thursday will both be rain affected too, we should be fine on Friday.
Its pissed it down non stop since dinnertime yesterday to be fair here. Haha how the fuck is that our or indias fault, pure luck of the draw especially in this country, I'm sure it seems to rain more in June than November ffs.