The 2015 Cricket World Cup kicks off in Australia and New Zealand on 14 February with New Zealand taking on Sri Lanka in Christchurch.

14 nations will take part in the 11th edition of the tournament, with the hosts joined by England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Ireland, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates.

These teams are initially separated into two pools of seven teams, with each side playing each other and the top four progressing from their pool to the knockout stage. The final will take place on 29 March at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

But which nation will emerge victorious? IBTimes UK sport editor Nick Howson takes us through his favourites for the tournament, how far England will progress, and which stars will emerge over the next six weeks.