We are back at it – Cricket Predictions!
The IPL hangover is finally over. The T20 season is coming to a close with the IPL, PSL, and now the WBBL approaching its end. The IPL had a predictable ending with Mumbai Indians winning again, introduced us to some new faces, and most importantly, taught us beautiful life lessons.
It was great fun while it lasted, but the last week has been slow and agonizing without any international cricket.
BUT the wait is finally over! Now, we will have proper cricket. Tests, ODI, T20 Internationals. Six countries will be playing on the same day.
India vs Australia, New Zealand vs West Indies, England vs South Africa.
November 27, Remember the Date.
With the IPL, we did a pre-IPL prediction and post-IPL prediction results. It was a really fun exercise, and so we are doing it again!
Here are the upcoming series:
- #IndvAus: 3 ODI, 3 T20I, 4 Tests
- #NZvWI: 3 T20I, 2 Tests
- #EngvSA: 3 T20I, 3 ODI
We asked the Twitter crowd these questions with #SeriesPredictions:
Note, we will focus on the Test series for the IndvAus and NZvWI series, but look at limited overs combined for the EngvSA series.
And guess was, there are no rules! You can do the predictions as you wish – for 1 series or all 3! Just have fun!
So who do you think we will emerge as the winner? Who will be the surprise package? Reece Topley, Kyle Jamieson? Pucovski and Green? Who will win the battle of the off-spinners, R Ashwin vs Nathan Lyon?
So many questions, so little time.
So without further ado, here are mine:
|#Scoreline||2-1 (ODI), 1-2 (T20I), 1-1 (Tests)||1-2 (T20I), 2-0 (Tests)||0-3 (T20I), 2-1 (ODI)|
|#MVP||Hanuma Vihari (Ind), Labuschagne (Aus)||Trent Boult (NZ), Roston Chase (WI)||Moeen Ali (Eng), Van der Dussen (SA)|
|#MostRuns||Ajinkya Rahane||Ross Taylor||Quinton de Kock|
|#MostWickets||Hazlewood||Trent Boult-Jason Holder (tied)||Anrich Nortje|
|#EmergingPlayer||Will Pucovski||Joshua De Silva||Liam Livingstone|
|#SurprisePackage||Ashwin||Kyle Jamieson||Sam Curran?|
Here are the responses we received from my Twitter post. Enjoy!
1. Jimmy Ciego
- #ENGvSA: 2-1 (T20I), 2-1 (ODI)
2. The Hundred Report
- #IndvAus: 1-2 (ODI). 2-1 (T20), 1-2 (Tests)
- #NZvWI: 2-1 (T20I), 2-0 (Tests)
- #SAvEng: 2-1 (T20I), 2-1 (ODI)
- “I love mighty Mo – I think this will be last chance saloon for him sadly so fingers crossed he makes an impact”
- #IndvAus: 1-2 (ODI). 2-1 (T20I), 1-3 (Tests)
- #NZvWI: 2-1 (T20I), 2-0 (Tests)
- #SAvEng: 2-1 (T20I), 2-1 (ODI)
4. Rohan Gulavani (Ind-Aus)
- #Scoreline: 2-1 (ODI), 2-1 (T20I), 0-3 (Tests)
- #MVP: Mayank (India), Warner (Aus)
- #MostRuns: Warner
- #MostWickets: Lyon
- #EmergingPlayer: Pucovski/Green
- #SurprisePackage: Green/Vihari
5. Ansh Sharma
|#Scoreline||2-1 (ODI), 2-1 (T20I), 2-1 (Tests)||2-1 (T20I), 2-0 (Tests)|
|#MVP||Bumrah(Ind), Labuschagne (Aus)||Trent Boult (NZ), Jason Holder (WI)|
|#MostRuns||Marnus Labuschagne||Kane Williamson|
|#MostWickets||Pat Cummins||Trent Boult|
|#EmergingPlayer||Will Pucovski||Tom Blundell|
|#SurprisePackage||Mayank Agarwal||Kyle Jamieson|
6. Aayush Mahajan
|#Scoreline||2-1 (ODI), 2-1 (T20I), 1-3 (Tests)||2-1(T20I), 1-2(ODI)|
|#MVP||Mayank Agarwal (Ind), Smith (Aus)||Sam Curran (Eng), Faf du Plessis (SA)|
|#MostRuns||Steven Smith||Quinton de Kock|
|#EmergingPlayer||Will Pucovski||Liam Livingstone|
Here is the winner from last time, Vandit! Can lightning strike twice? I guess we will find out…
7. Vandit (IndvAus)
|#Scoreline||1-2 (ODI), 2-1 (T20I), 1-3 (Tests)||2-1 (T20I), 2-0 (Tests)||3-0 (T20I), 2-1 (ODI)|
|#MVP||Mayank Agarwal (Ind), Josh Hazlewood(Aus)||Trent Boult (NZ), Kemar Roach (WI)||Jason Roy (Eng), Anrich Nortje (SA)|
|#MostRuns||Steven Smith||Kane Williamson||Jason Roy|
|#MostWickets||Josh Hazlewood||Trent Boult||Mark Wood|
|#EmergingPlayer||Will Pucovski||Chemar Holder||Janneman Malan|
|#SurprisePackage||Joe Burns||Shamarh Brooks||Sam Billings|
8. In-depth Football and Cricket
|#Scoreline||2-1 (ODI), 2-1 (T20I), 1-3 (Tests)||1-2 (T20I), 2-0 (Tests)||2-1 (T20I), 2-1 (T20I)|
|#MVP||Pujara (Ind), Labuschagne (Aus)||Watling (NZ), Holder (WI)||Morgan (Eng), Quinton de Kock (SA)|
|#MostRuns||Smith||Kane Williamson||Quinton de Kock|
|#EmergingPlayer||Cameron Green||Will Young||George Linde|
|#Scoreline||2-1 (ODI), 1-2 (T20I), 2-1, 1 Draw (Tests)||1-2 (T20I), 2-0 (Tests)||2-1 (T20I), 1-2 (ODI)|
|#MVP||KL Rahul (Ind), Travis Head (Aus)||Colin de Grandhomme (NZ) , Jason Holder (WI)||Jason Roy (Eng), Andile Phehlukwayo (SA)|
|#MostRuns||*KL Rahul||Henry Nicholls||Faf du Plessis|
|#MostWickets||Jasprit Bumrah||Neil Wagner||Kagiso Rabada|
|#EmergingPlayer||Mohammed Siraj||Shimron Hetmyer||Reece Topley|
|#SurprisePackage||Joe Burns||Tom Latham||JJ Smuts|
10. Rahul Kumar
|#Scoreline||2-1 (ODI), 1-2 (T20I), 1-2 (Tests)||1-2 (T20I), 2-0 (Tests)||0-3 (T20I), 2-1 (ODI)|
|#MVP||Bumrah(Ind), Labuschagne (Aus)||Williamson (NZ), Holder (WI)||Morgan(Eng), Rabada (SA)|
|#EmergingPlayer||Will Pucovski||Jamieson||J Malan|
|#Scoreline||2-1 (ODI), 1-2 (T20I), 1-2 (Tests)||1-2 (T20I), 2-0 (Tests)||2-1 (T20I), 1-2 (ODI)|
|#MVP||Bumrah(Ind), Cummins(Aus)||Holder||Rashid (Eng), QDK (SA)|
|#EmergingPlayer||Cam Green||Jamieson||Janneman Malan|
|#SurprisePackage||Cam Green||Brooks||Janneman Malan|
|#Scoreline||2-1 (ODI), 2-1 (T20I), 1-2 (Tests)||1-2 (T20I), 2-0 (Tests)||3-0 (T20I), 2-1 (ODI)|
|#MVP||Vihari (Ind), Labuschagne (Aus)||Wagner (NZ), Chase (WI)||Morgan (Eng), Van der Dussen (SA)|
|#MostRuns||Pujara||Williamson||Quinton de Kock|
|#EmergingPlayer||Will Pucovski||Joshua De Silva||Verreynne|
|#SurprisePackage||Gill||Will Young||Sam Curran|
13. Crazy Anand
|#Scoreline||2-1 (ODI), 2-1 (T20I), 1-1 (Tests)||1-2 (T20I), 2-0 (Tests)||2-1 (T20I), 2-1 (ODI)|
|#MVP||Mayank Agarwal (Ind), Marnus Labuschagne (Aus)||CDG (NZ) Roston Chase (WI)||Chris Woakes (Eng), Rassie Van der Dussen (SA)|
|#MostRuns||Marnus Labuschagne||Ross Taylor||QDK|
|#MostWickets||Pat Cummins||Neil Wagner||Rabada|
|#EmergingPlayer||Pucovski||Joshua De Silva||Liam Livingstone|
|#SurprisePackage||Rahul, Gill||Kyle Jamieson||Sam Curran|
We also had some interesting discussions, opinions, and even some warnings.
1. Arnab Bhattacharyya
Everyone has been dismissing India’s chance in the BG Trophy – Test series . I have a feeling we will do well there , provided all of them stay injury free. We are a better team in the white ball format , so winning them wont be a surprise .
I feel first Test in Adelaide may be over in less than 4 days..
- Both sides playing a test after long time..rustiness..
- India has not played DN test except Kolkata one
- Both side have quality bowlers. Evening sessions could be very productive for bowlers..
For #SAvEng I just hope they get on the pitch. If they do, England probably win both 2-1. They don’t seem to be taking ODIs that seriously right now which could give SA a chance but most of them have had either a decent IPL or a good rest so will be ready to go…
In terms of #IndvAus, t will be very,very competitive as is the case usually with the two sides. In terms of the scoreline, I reckon its:-
- T20s:- 2-1 (Ind) ODIs:- 1-2 (Aus) Tests:- 1-2 (1 drawn) – Aus
Tough to predict though, very tough!
For #EngvSA, well, first they need to get over natural obstacles (rain)
If all matches do commence as plan, my predictions are:- T20s:- 2-1 (could potentially be 3-0 if Eng plays a full-strength team) ODIs:- 2-1 Both in favor of England.
ODIs: India to win 2-1 T20I’s: Aussies to win 2-1 Tests: 2-1 for Aussies…
ENG vs SA: T20I’S – 2-1 ODIs – 3-0 (both in favour of England)
6. Sabeeha Majid responds:
3-0?? Give us a shot at least. We did beat the aussies 3-0
Interesting conversation this….
Some interesting predictions but I believe ENGvSA will be the closest one. 3-0 seems way too off, 2-1, quite possible.
8. Aayush Mahajan
NZvWI tough to predict due to unpredictable nature of the Windies
In any case, I hope this prediction game is just as fun for you, as it is for me!
Let us hope for competitive and enthralling matches, uninterrupted and safe few months, and most of all, sportsmanship displays and moments to cherish.
Enjoy, and keep on coming with the predictions if you have not already. I will be keeping track.
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