From my humble point of view, my home country, Malaysia, will not have a bright chance to carry the cup that they last won in 1992. A semi final appearance by them is considered as an achievement. I was watching the 1992 finals on the TV and trust me i was pumped up every point that Malaysia won.
It was 18 years ago. It took Malaysia 25 years to win the 1992 Thomas cup! Maybe i have to wait another 5 editions before i can see Malaysia carry the cup again?
My pick will be China again this year. China have a strong singles and doubles lineup. I don’t see any other country stopping them this time again. The only country that can give China a run for their money will be Denmark.