I don't like the schedule one bit. Should have been two matches on every day for the groups stage. This way it is going to take way too long. With so many minnow teams, it will become quite boring too.
Haven't checked bookies odds, but according to me, these are the teams that should be the favourites(before the tournament started) for reaching F and SF:
SF: Above two plus NZ, ENG (IND, PAK and SL in questionable form)
Don't know how NZ are ranked 9th, but they should do very well here. As for QF, the only upset(other than top 8 test teams) possible was Ireland. They qualified in 2007 and beat England last time. Most important match was vs. WI, and they won that. Now they should be favourites over WI to reach QF.
First three matches were NID. Was surprised at how well ZIM did against SA though.