This is an interesting one, because I can name a few favourites.
There are probably five teams that can win it: South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India and England.
South Africa are coming off a great series win over in New Zealand, before coming to Sri Lanka and whitewashing them 5–0. AB de Villiers is back and in form, while Imran Tahir has been consistently deveastating with the ball for a long time. The support roles from Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla and Kagiso Rabada will be telling, and it will take a really good team to knock them over this tournament. For me, South Africa are the main favourites to win.
However, do not forget the might of the Aussies. I expect them to go a long way into this tournament, and it will all be due to one major factor: the Bowler Express. With Mitchell Starc recovered from injury, and the rapid fire pace of Pat Cummins and James Pattinson, along with the tidiness of Josh Hazlewood, will be a telling factor come June. David Warner is coming off a career best eighteen months, in which he took his tally of 4 hundreds to 13. Steve Smith’s men can never be ruled out; particularly in massive tournaments.
New Zealand are also a contender, although they are coming off a close series loss against the Proteas. Despite the win against Australia, the series scoreline could easily have been 0–2 to the Aussies. Let’s not forget that they were whitewashed in Australia’s backyard in early December. The explosiveness of Martin Guptill and the pace of Southee, Boult and Ferguson will be telling, but I am not expecting New Zealand to go as far as the other major contenders.
Then we come to India. They are a classy outfit. They have an even balance across the playing field, and find a way to field 7 batsmen without being a bowler short. Kohli had a disappointing test series against Australia, but we know how classy he is: 27 ODI hundreds is no fluke. Jasprit Bumrah has had a breakout year. Expect them to be there and thereabouts when it comes to the crunch.
England are hosting the event, and I expect that they will also go a long way in the tournament. Jason Roy and Alex Hales have been a sensational top order combination, and Joe Root and skipper Eoin Morgan will be telling factors in their middle order. The bowling department is a bit understrength, but I think Chris Woakes and the balance of Ben Stokes will be something that takes England up until the final.