The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 kicks off in March as the cricketing world turns its eyes to Bangladesh.
The 2012 tournament was won by surprise package West Indies, who comfortably overcame hosts Sri Lanka by 36 runs in the final in a subdued Colombo.
It was no freak victory for Darren Sammy's men - they had hammered Australia by some 74 runs in the semi-final courtesy of a brutal 75 not out from star opening batsman Chris Gayle.
With the likes of all-rounders Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard providing support with both bat and ball, the West Indies may well be there or thereabouts again - but competition will be fierce with countless challengers on the horizon.
A rejuvenated Australia destroyed Engalnd in the Ashes and are carrying that form into the shorter formats of the game. With the Big Bash competition honing the skills of many in their talent pool, they may be the tournament's dark horses.
In Shane Watson, they have an expert 'stop' bowler and a hard-hitting batsman at their disposal, while all-rounder Steven Smith has emerged from the Ashes series as a much improved player, making the Aussies one of the smart bets.
Sri Lanka are historically suited to the shorter forms of the game but with talismanic batsmen Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara 37 and 36 respectively, they may be reliant on discovering a new star to carry them all the way back to the top of the format.
They can count on having one of the leading spinners in the competition, though. Ajantha Mendis' bewildering action yielded no fewer than 15 wickets in the 2012 renewal - four more than his nearest competitor.
England originally named one of the star turns of T20 cricket in their squad after Kevin Pietersen shrugged off widespread speculation over his future to make the provisional group - but then came his acrimonious exit at the beginning of February.
The South African-born batsman possesses a repertoire of strokes suited by the ambitious mindset of T20 cricket and remains arguably the most destructive player of the shorter forms of the game. England may well miss him.
For South Africa, the brutal hitting of Graeme Smith at the top of the order has the potential to swing any game in their favour and with the ball, the accuracy of Vernon Philander's seam has served to stifle opposition batsmen looking to score.
New Zealand, runners up and 2009 and 2010 are also not without a chance of going one better as batsman Ross Taylor is capable of dismantling the very best of bowling attacks.
India provide an interesting proposition. With their legendary batting order slipping one-by-one into retirement, they may look to a new breed of Test players led by dreamy technician Cheteshwar Pujara - while wily limited-overs specialist Yuvraj Singh is also pushing for selection.
Pakistan, too, should they travel to Bangladesh, will pose a threat, while, of the group qualifiers, the likes of Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates will have to upset the odds to stand any chance of making the latter stages.
World T20 Cricket
March 16 - April 6, 2014, Sky Sports