Krishna has a poll going on his site regarding who will win the Champions Trophy. I voted for South Africa, as I am a firm believer of online polls that will magically bring about the results I want. As it stands right now, the votes are 30% for Pakistan (Stani, how many times did you vote?), 25% for South Africa and India, 15% for Australia and 5% for...England.
Let me repeat that for you: 5% believe England can win the Champions Trophy. You can see where the logic flows from. Since March 2009, England has played 15 ODI's and won in 7 of them. Which works out perfectly because to win the Champions Trophy they have to play 3 Group stage matches, 1 semi-final and 1 final. Which adds up to 5 matches. 5 is less than 7 and England has already proved that they can win 7 ODIs.
Yes, I believe we are a superior race. Superior to a dying breed of donkeys known as Wild Ass. (I'm not making this up. My best friend google told me about them.)
In the same poll over at Supersport, 1% of the votes went to West Indies. I decided to change my mind and vote for Bangladesh. 8 teams, 15 matches, 1 Champion- Bangladesh.