India Three batsmen - Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and skipper Rahul Dravid - each with over 10,000 ODI runs to their name and two spinners - Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh - with 504 wickets between them. The numbers certainly stack up well for Dravid's men.
Australia The defending champions have the two most prolific ODI batsmen of 2007 in Matthew Hayden (606 at 55.09) and Ricky Ponting (445 at 74.16) in their ranks. Ponting, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist are also on the cusp of becoming the first players to win three consecutive World Cups.
New Zealand The return of a rejuvenated Shane Bond and a 3-0 whitewash of Australia, during which they chased down 300-plus totals with gay abandon, has led to Stephen Fleming's men emerging as serious World Cup contenders.
Sri Lanka With Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumara Sangakkara and Sanath Jayasuriya in their ranks, the men from the Emerald Isles are a confident lot. No wonder, they are the legendary Wasim Akram's favourites for the title.
South Africa South Africa has had its share of near-misses at the World Cup. In 1992, a controversial rain rule scuppered their impressive run. Seven years later, it was a horrendous mix-up involving Allan Donald and Lance Klusener with only a run needed that denied them a shot at glory. Will 2007 bring better luck to the World's No 1 ODI team?
Pakistan It is the last World Cup for skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq, who first shot to prominence at the 1992 edition of the event. Whether Inzy can do an Imran and inspire his mercurial side to another famous win remains to be seen.
West Indies Brian Lara's last World Cup and the first at home for the first-ever winners of the coveted trophy. Cricketing legends Garry Sobers, Viv Richards and Courtney Walsh are among the many who are fancying the hosts' chances.
England Until the fag end of the Commonwealth Bank Series, England were dismissed as no-hopers and with good reason too. But then came three consecutive wins over Australia and now they arrive at the West Indies a band of believers.
Zimbabwe Prosper Utseya (captain), Gary Brent, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Keith Dabengwa, Terry Duffin, Anthony Ireland, Friday Kasteni, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Christopher Mpofu, Tawanda Mupariwa, Edward Rainsford, Vusumuzi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams.
Kenya Steve Tikolo (captain), Thomas Odoyo, Rajesh Bhudia, Jimmy Kamande, Tanmay Mishra, Collins Obuya, David Obuya, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Peter Ongondo, Lameck Onyango, Maurice Ouma, Malhar Patel, Ravi Shah, Tony Suji. Hiren Varaiya.
Canada John Davison (captain), Ashish Bagai, Ian Billcliff, Geoff Barnett, Kevin Sandher, Umar Bhatti, Desmond Chumney, George Codrington, Austin Codrington, Andy Cummins, Sunil Dhaniram, Asif Mulla, Henry Osinde, Abdool Samad, Qaiser Ali.
Ireland Trent Johnston (captain), Kyle McCallan, Andre Botha, Jeremy Bray, Kenny Carroll, Peter Gillespie, Dave Langford-Smith, John Mooney, Paul Mooney, Eoin Morgan, Kevin O'Brien, Niall O'Brien, William Porterfield, Boyd Rankin, Andrew White.
Netherlands Luuk van Troost (captain), Bas Zuiderent, Adeel Raja, Peter Borren, Tim de Leede, Mark Jonkman, Alexei Kervezee, Mohammad Kashif, Darron Reekers, Edgar Schiferli, Jeroen Smits, Billy Stelling, Eric Szwarczynski, Ryan ten Doeschate, Daan van Bunge.
Scotland Craig Wright (captain), John Blain, Dougie Brown, Gavin Hamilton, Majid Haq, Paul Hoffmann, Douglas Lockhart, Ross Lyons, Neil McCallum, Dewald Nel, Navdeep Poonia, Glenn Rogers, Colin Smith, Ryan Watson, Fraser Watts.
Bermuda Irving Romaine (captain), Dean Minors, Delyone Borden, Lionel Cann, David Hemp, Kevin Hurdle, Malachi Jones, Stefan Kelly, Dwayne Leverock, Saleem Mukuddem, Stephen Outerbridge, Oliver Pitcher, Clay Smith, Janeiro Tucker, Kwame Tucker.