To say the tourney hasn't caught fire yet is a massive understatement, I listened to NZ v W Indies last nite. Like listening to paint dry (and watching it is bad enough eh?). Viv Richards, Tony Cozier and Mike Selvey's voices are sooooo laid back and somnolent that you're not really going to be on the edge of your seats, so the fact the play (remember that?) hasn't picked up means this is the fivelivesportextra version of those "Whale Song you can sleep like the dead" CDs from the eighties.
Pakistan and India are a real miss for the rest of the tournament, and this ludicrous "Super Eights" idea just prolongs the agony for the underdogs, what's wrong with a straight knock out phase. oh yeah some of the vested "test playing" nations might be knocked out. The assumption they would all get to the Super Eight seems a wee bit previous now though.
Anyway I feel South Africa will win as the Aussies will get bored of being this good/be unable to sustain this sort of form and throw away either their semi or the final (not deliberately of course, that never happens).
I remember when one day cricket was "the exciting alternative to test cricket". Odd that we now have an alternative to the alternative (in twentytwenty cricket) and people still ignore any non-test results. Cricket administrators are stupid bastards.