England are a different side with Pertersen in the team.They are bound to be confident after the ODI success in Australia.Also Vaughan is a great captain but a poor one day player.On this basis I feel they are one batsman down by playing him instead of Mal Loye.Also taking Nixon the wicket keeper is a big mistake,He is 40 and does not score many runs.Reade would be my choice.
England's weakest area is the bowlers.The West Indies is not a spinners favoured patch and I think Panesar may suffer as a result of this.For example South Africa the new world no1 team are not taking any spinners.
I do not expect England to progress beyond the super 8's.I expect
Sri Lanka(or West Indies)
to progress to the semis
I have bet on Sri Lanka to win and India to get to the final at least .Both at 7/1.
As for me I will be watching Scotland who have no chance
My cricket tickets arrived yesterday for the WC.I will endeavour to find an internet cafe when over there to give you some updates on the games.