If I have my statistics right by ICC standings it is currently India. But if one is to go by performance in this particular tournament, it is Australia. I for one consider Pakistan to be the most talented team.
I think India and Sri Lanka have the best chances of winning the 2011 cricket world cup as they are familiar with the home conditions. Australia and South Africa too have good chances and Pakistan is the dark horse as on their day they can be the toughest team to beat.
Australians are showing their strength on the field. They are surely getting in the tournament mode. For India vs England, pretty much sure that Strauss will introduce Swann early in the innings, I guess Sehwag vs Graeme Swann will be nice contest to watch.
I hope England! I suspect they wont though. Their minds aren't on it; They've just won the ashes and have been away from home since October now. Their fielding performance yesterday was the worst I've ever seen.
Having said that, they chased down 293 quite comfortably I thought.
I remember Ponting said in an interview, the team that performs consistently throughout the world cup will win it.
In the last two world cups Australia was the clear favorite. But this time they are not, they lost the ashes to England and before that lost ODI series to India if I can remember correctly. If we check the performance of the top teams for the last 6 months or so, I would say India has the best chance to win it. But you never know Pakistan, they will always surprise you, sometimes with great results and sometimes with the opposite. Australia is still formidable and South Africa too but SA has a reputation of doing bad in ICC events. England lost Eion Morgan to injury who is a match winner and played a vital part in England's T20 triumph. And judging by their performance against Netherlands, they are a bit shaky. Srilanka is a good team and they play well in home condition, but the final will be in Mumbai, so that can go against them if they reach the final. Whatever, we will find out in April 2.
I have crossed my fingers.I was with Australia and on second with Pakistan ...Australian are out..who will take the crown of world champion team?...Tomarrow is the big match between india and pakistan at Mohali...