Cricket 2020 Predictions – India Vs Australia. New Zealand Vs West Indies, England Vs South Africa.
These three series started almost simultaneously on November 27th and has finally come to an end on January 19th. From Dawid Malan and Hardik Pandya T20 special to the Williamson-Nicholls show, abandoned ODI series, and the culminating India Vs Australia Test Series, this past two months have been full of ebbs and flows.
Also lots of lack of sleep. Watching multiple matches of cricket across time zones. By the end one thing was for sure,
How does one predict the unpredictable?
Cricket 2020 Predictions
This time we did a #SeriesPredictions with #IndvAus (3 ODI, 3 T20I, 4 Tests), #NZvWI (3 T20I, 2 Tests), & #EngvSA (3 T20I, 3 ODI – Abandoned) and asked our followers for the following categories:
Read till the end for poll results, winners, and your prediction summaries!
Before we start with the results, here are some of the common pre-series prediction observations.
Common Incorrect Predictions
- Quinton de Kock did not score as many runs as people expected in the EngvSA T20I series
- Colin de Grandhomme got injured before the series
- At least 1 win for the West Indies in T20I was expected, but they lost 3-0 in the T20I
- Nobody picked Dawid Malan as the MVP for Eng-SA T20I series? Definitely the best T20I batsman in recent times
Common Correct Predictions
- On the other hand, NZ-WI Test 2-0 was almost unanimous
- Pat Cummins among the wickets
- Green/Pucovski Emerging Player
New Zealand Vs West Indies
Here is the NZ vs WI Series Review with detailed analysis and stats.
|Scoreline: 2-0 (T20I), 2-0 (Tests)||New Zealand||West Indies|
|MVP (Tests)||Kyle Jamieson|
|Most Runs (Tests)||Kane Williamson||Jermaine Blackwood|
|Most Wickets (Tests)||Tim Southee||Shannon Gabriel|
|Emerging Player||Devon Conway||Joshua De Silva|
|Surprise Package||Kyle Jamieson||Jermaine Blackwood|
|Broken Dream||Ross Taylor||Roston Chase|
England Vs South Africa
|Scoreline: 3-0 (T20I), Abandoned(ODI)||South Africa||England|
|Most Runs||Russie Van der Dussen||Dawid Malan|
|Most Wickets||Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi||Sam Curran, Chris Jordan|
|Emerging Player||George Linde||Dressing Room Coded Signals|
|Surprise Package||George Linde||Jonny Bairstow (in the middle order)|
|Broken Dream||3rd Seamer: B. Hendricks, Ngidi, Sipamla||Jason Roy, Moeen Ali|
India Vs Australia
Ind Vs Aus Limited Overs Review, Ind Vs Aus Test Review
|Scoreline: 2-1 (ODI), 1-2 (T20I), 1-2 (Tests)||Australia||India|
|MVP (Tests)||Pat Cummins||Team Effort|
|Most Runs (Tests)||Marnus Labuschagne||Rishabh Pant|
|Most Wickets (Tests)||Pat Cummins||Mohammad Siraj|
|Emerging Player||Cameron Green||Shubman Gill|
|Surprise Package||India’s Resilience & Character|
Sundar, Shardul, Siraj
|Tim Paine, the Batsman|
|Broken Dream||Kuldeep Yadav (No Game)||Lyon 399*|
*Note: Some of the subjective Emerging Players/Surprise Package came from Twitter Polls.
My Prediction Results
If I were to give myself an award for the India vs Australia series, it would be the 2nd best guess. For the limited overs, I had the 2-1 & 1-2 correct but in the reverse order for the ODI & T20I series respectively.
Similarly, I picked the second best players of the series. Hazlewood took 2nd most wickets, Rahane tapered off at the end, and although Vihari & Labuschagne played crucial roles for their teams, they were not the most valuable players. R Ashwin was definitely a surprise all-round package, but Siraj-Sundar-Shardul in the 4th Test was even more surprising.
For the Eng-SA, I had 3-0 for sure, but in favor of South Africa. Oh how hopeful and naive. 😅
*If Most runs/wickets/MVP of either side is stated, then points will be given. For Emerging Player, either Shubman Gill, Will Pucovski, Mohammad Siraj, or Cameron Green will get a point.
|#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?|
|TOTAL POINTS: 4/21||1/8||3/7||0/6|
The Actual Results
The Winners (Drumroll Please…)
And The winners are…. In-Depth Football & Cricket (9/21) 🥇, Ansh Sharma (7/14) 🥈, Pratyush (7/21) 🥉 & Crazy Anand (7/21) 🥉! Congratulations!!!!
1. Jimmy Ciego (0/2)
- #ENGvSA: 2-1 (T20I), 2-1 (ODI)
2. The Hundred Report (3/7)
- #IndvAus: 1-2 (ODI) ✅. 2-1 (T20) ✅, 1-2 (Tests) SO CLOSE BUT REVERSED!
- #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”
POOR MOEEN ALI…Did not get to play a game in the last 2 months…and now contracted COVID.
3. TheCricketMen (3/7)
- #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) (2/9)
- #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 (7/14)
|#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 ✅|
|TOTAL POINTS: 7/14||4/8||3/6|
6. Aayush Mahajan (3/14)
|#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|
|#MostWickets||Cummins ✅||Kagiso Rabadda|
|#EmergingPlayer||Will Pucovski ✅||Liam Livingstone|
|TOTAL POINTS: 3/14||3/8||0/6|
Vandit, the winner from IPL Predictions, got 6/18! Close to the top, but not the winner.
7. Vandit – (6/21)
|#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|
|TOTAL POINTS: 6/21||3/8||2/7||1/6|
8. In-depth Football and Cricket (9/21)
|#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|
|#MostWickets||Cummins ✅||Wagner||Adil Rashid|
|#EmergingPlayer||Cameron Green ✅||Will Young||George Linde ✅|
|#SurprisePackage||Siraj ✅||Jamieson ✅||Sam Curran|
|TOTAL POINTS: 9/21||5/8||3/7||1/6|
9. Mohd Shamir Ansari (3/21)
*OOh, how life has changed in 2 months. Rohit Sharma came back for the 3rd Test, while KL Rahul found himself injured. Did not get to play a Test match at all.
|#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|
|TOTAL POINTS: 3/21||2/8||1/7||0/6|
The predictions for the next two in India vs Australia were correct in number (4-5), the guesses were opposite of the team who won the respective series. Great guess work nevertheless Rahul and Just Cricket!
10. Rahul Kumar (2/21)
|#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|
|TOTAL POINTS: 2/21||1/8||1/7||0/6|
11. JustCricket (3/21)
|#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|
|TOTAL POINTS: 3/21||2/8||1/7||0/6|
12. Pratyush (8/21)
|#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|
|TOTAL POINTS: 8/21||4/8||3/7||1/6|
13. Crazy Anand (8/21)
|#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|
|TOTAL POINTS: 8/21||5/8||3/7||0/6|
Here is how some of the Tweets aged for the Cricket 2020 Predictions. Some of these comments are amazingly close!
Highlights: Comments that Came True, Predictions That Were Off, My Comments/Opinions
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…
4. Scripurient (2/3)
In terms of #IndvAus, it 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.
5. TheRedCherry: (1/4)
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….
Well…England swept the T20I 3-0 unfortunately for South Africa.
Some interesting predictions but I believe ENGvSA will be the closest one. 3-0 seems way too off, 2-1, quite possible.
NZvWI tough to predict due to unpredictable nature of the Windies
I hope this was a fun game for you! Everyone did way better than the IPL Predictions!
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