Some commentators have already heralded the imminent death on of One Day cricket shortly after the world cup. The set up of the world cup will ensure a bore fest and the only really interesting matches will start when the quarter finals start.
Once you see the two groups of seven where the top four get through, you will automatically know who is going to get through.
Basically it will be India, SA, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, England, Sri Lanka and ...(I forget the other one). But basically only Bangladesh have a chance of maybe getting through.
So other than the lop-sided group matches that will repel viewers (Ireland vs the likes India, Australia vs Canada), there will be a week of warm up matches that will furthur add to the huge time waste/bore fest that this tourney will be.(Or so these commentators , and I hate to admit, myself , contend)
I'm an Aussie supporter and the Aussies have won the last three world cups, but so what? T20 is poised to take over.
The last two matches at the MCG were teling over the weekend (Aus v England).
The T20 game had 60 000+ spectators, the ODI was lucky to have half of that at the same venue only 2 days later, despite it being a thrilling high scoring match.