Twitter Special: IPL 2020 Predictions

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IPL 2020 predictions time. The biggest festivity in T20 cricket has begun and every team has loads of supporters.

Who will it be? Will RCB finally get the crown? Can MI win in an even year? Can CSK’s Dads Army , KKR’s jammed middle order, or RR’s World Cup winners take them to the IPL trophy? Or will the lesser fancied SRH, KXIP, and the highly rated DC ?

Now that every team has played at least one game, we are releasing the #IPLPredictions by our Twitter followers.

We asked our viewers to respond to who they think will be IPL 2020’s:

  • #Champions
  • #OrangeCap
  • #PurpleCap
  • #FairPlay
  • #EmergingPlayer
  • #SurprisePackage

Forgot to send in your responses? Do not worry!

COMMENT Below with these # and we will post it on this page as well. We also have an ongoing poll throughout the IPL which IPL team will win.

*VOTE in the poll below the article (if mobile) or on the side bar (desktop).

It has only been 5 days, but boy, were we missing this. Three close games to start #IPL2020, a controversial run/not-run, and Dhoni at #7 and DK at the top debate once again. At the end of the one game, KXIP, KKR, and SRH are yet to trouble the points table, while MI have finally won their first game at the UAE.

Anyway, without further ado, here are the twitter predictions. We will see who was the closest at the end of the IPL!

My IPL 2020 Predictions

The Tweets

  1. Aviral Rai (@cric_fan23)
  • #Champions: CSK
  • #OrangeCap: KL Rahul
  • #PurpleCap: Yuzi Chahal
  • #FairPlay: SRH
  • #EmergingPlayer: Devdutt Padikkal
  • #SurprisePackage: Balwant Rai/Shahbaz Ahmad (RCB)

2. Pratyush (@ps26_11)

  • #Champions: SRH
  • #OrangeCap: Warner
  • #PurpleCap: Rashid Khan
  • #FairPlay: CSK
  • #EmergingPlayer: Abdul Samad
  • #SurprisePackage: Isuru Udana

3. JustCricket(@justcricketblog)

  • #Champions: Delhi Capitals
  • #OrangeCap: Virat Kohli
  • #PurpleCap: Kagiso Rabada
  • #FairPlay: CSK
  • #EmergingPlayer: Devdutt Padikkal
  • #SurprisePackage: Josh Philippe

4. Ansh Sharma(@Im_anshsharma)

  • #Champions: Delhi Capitals
  • #OrangeCap: KL Rahul
  • #PurpleCap: Ravi Ashwin
  • #FairPlay: Chennai Super Kings
  • #EmergingPlayer: Yashashwi Jaiswal
  • #SurprisePackage: Daniel Sams

5. Rahul Kumar (@rahulk_1019)

  • #Champions: KXIP
  • #OrangeCap: KL Rahul
  • #PurpleCap: Rashid Khan
  • #FairPlay: CSK
  • #EmergingPlayer: Ravi Bishnoi
  • #SurprisePackage: Dan Sams

6. Sourabh Sanyal (@sourabhsanyal)

  • #Champions: MI
  • #OrangeCap: KOHLI/KL
  • #PurpleCap: Chahal/Narine/Rashid
  • #FairPlay: SRH/CSK
  • #EmergingPlayer: Yashasvi
  • #SurprisePackage: Nagarkoti

7. Crazy Anand (@AnandHR_Odia)

  • #Champions: SRH
  • #OrangeCap: KL Rahul
  • #PurpleCap: Rashid Khan
  • #FairPlay: DC
  • #EmergingPlayer: Abdul Samad
  • #SurprisePackage: Sam Curran

8. Ganesh giri srt (@GaneshGiriSRT)

  • #Champions: SRH
  • #OrangeCap: Warner
  • #PurpleCap: Rashid
  • #FairPlay: SRH
  • #EmergingPlayer: Yashasvi
  • #SurprisePackage: Rutherford

9. CricIndeed (@CricIndeed)

  • #Champions: KXIP
  • #OrangeCap: KL Rahul
  • #PurpleCap: Imran Tahir
  • #FairPlay: DC
  • #EmergingPlayer: Shubman Gill
  • #SurprisePackage: Hardus Viljoen

10. Mohd Shamir Ansari (@ShamirMohd)

  • #Champions: DC
  • #OrangeCap: Virat Kohli
  • #PurpleCap: Rashid Khan
  • #FairPlay: RR
  • #EmergingPlayer: Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • #SurprisePackage: Alex Carey

11. The Hundred Report (@HundredReport)

  • #Champions: SRH
  • #OrangeCap: Kane Williamson
  • #PurpleCap: Adam Zampa
  • #FairPlay: KXIP
  • #EmergingPlayer: Riyan Parag
  • #SurprisePackage: Moeen(I believe!)

12. Sourav (@im_sourav146)

  • #Champions: KKR
  • #OrangeCap: KL Rahul
  • #PurpleCap: Y Chahal
  • #FairPlay: SRH
  • #EmergingPlayer: Shubman Gill
  • #SurprisePackage: Kamlesh Nagarkoti

13. Vandit

  • #Champions: MI
  • #OrangeCap: KL Rahul
  • #PurpleCap: Mohammad Shami
  • #FairPlay: CSK
  • #EmergingPlayer: Devdutt Padikkal
  • #SurprisePackage: Sam Curran

14. The Cricket Scholar (@lue_balo)

“The only thing I know is RCB won’t [be] in it”

15. Dan Cricket (@DanCricket93) Replying to The Cricket Scholar

“I’m supporting the Delhi Daredevils”

In that final conversation, there were mentions of the Deccan Chargers and Gujarat Lions as well. Kochi Tuskers Kerela anybody?

What Can We Learn?

It seems that DC and SRH are popular predictions for the winner. KL Rahul is the #OrangeCap favorite, while legspinners like Rashid Khan seems to be the popular #PurpleCap choice. Finally, Abdul Samad, Devdutt Padikkal (as he rightly showed on debut), and Yashasvi Jaiswal are the youngsters to watch out.

My favorite was the #SurprisePackage. Daniel Sams, Isuru Udana, and Moeen are among the picks for this category. Will any of them even get a game?

For me personally, in the KXIP vs DC game, my orange cap Mayank Agarwal was hitting my surprise package candidate Anrich Nortje, while Ravi Bishnoi had a decent game himself.

Who do you think will be the winner, orange cap and purple cap winners? Comment below, subscribe to this blog, and share ahead!

Let the games begin!

Sources: Twitter, IPLT20, ESPNCricinfo

Image Courtesy: Kagiso Rabada: NAPARAZZI / CC BY-SA 2.0

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I dreamt of being a No. 3 batsman saving test matches and hitting winning runs. Well, that did not exactly go to plan, but I have since become an avid follower of the game. As long as there is a live cricket, you can guarantee that I will be checking the scorecards, watching the game live on TV, and certainly, discussing the game and statistics with family and friends.

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