The 2011 cricket world cup is just around the corner, and all around the globe people must be engrossed in any ICC cricket world cup 2011 preview. 14 teams, 43 days and a total of 49 games. That is what it will take to decide the ultimate champion. The past 2 decades have seen Australia as being a clear favorite. But in this world cup, there is certainly no clear favorite. This is something most of us will agree upon. Now looking at the venues and the ICC world cup 2011 schedule, 3 teams, namely India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have a great chance of coming out on top. Bangladesh too can cause more than just one upset in the tournament. The simple reason for this is, these teams always do well on the sub-continent wickets and weather. Though, reigning champions Australia should not be forgotten, and then England, who are current T20 champions and also high on an Ashes victory, can go a long way into the tournament. Lastly, don't forget South Africa, one of the best teams, and a team who has always come so close to winning the cup, but actually never done so. There are numerous aspects that need to be taken into consideration before coming close to any ICC cricket world cup 2011 predictions. Now, though the 2011 cricket world cup forecast will not be an easy task, let us see what we can analyze to get some good predictions about the 2011 cricket world cup.