IPL 2021 Prediction results time!
Unfortunately, IPL 2021 was cancelled due to the coronavirus. Here are the prediction results assuming the IPL does not get rescheduled this year.
Also Read: 5 Takeaways from IPL 2021, Pre-IPL 2021 Predictions
IPL 2021 Review
The Usual Suspects Disappoint
IPL 2021 prediction results were quite unusual this time around.
The usual contenders for the Orange and Purple caps – David Warner, Quinton de Kock, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, & Kagiso Rabada all had sub-par seasons. Even recent IPL specialists like Ishan Kishan & Suryakumar Yadav had seasons to forget. Nicholas Pooran probably had the worst of the lot.
The Year of the Surprise Package
This was the year of the ‘Surprise Package’—the rise of Avesh Khan & Chetan Sakariya, Moeen Ali 2.0, Harshal Patel’s dream season, the return of Glenn Maxwell, consistency in Sanju Samson & Prithvi Shaw, and even a 37-run over from the man who can do it all—Ravindra Jadeja.
Of course there are some things that never change. AB De Villiers & the Gayle Storm struck a couple of match-winning knocks without much match practice.
Finally, if we would have done a ‘Catch of the Season’ award, surely Ravi Bishnoi would have received it for his 2 classical running/diving catches.
IPL 2021 Prediction
Before the IPL began, we asked our Twitter followers to predict the IPL result and award winners with #BCDPredictions. Here were the categories:
The Actual Results
Since half the games were not completed, we will consider multiple winners for each category if there were close contenders. (If we do not consider close calls, there actually very few correct answers).
Interestingly, there were zero predictions for Shikhar Dhawan & Harshal Patel, the orange & purple cap winners respectively.
So here is how things stacked at the halfway stage.
Note*: DC and PBKS played 8 games each, while other teams played only 7.
|Champions||Delhi Capitals (12 points, 8 games)|
Chennai Super Kings (10 points, 7 games)
|Top 4||DC, CSK, RCB, MI|
|Most Valuable Player |
|Shikhar Dhawan |
|Orange Cap||Shikhar Dhawan – 380 runs/8 games(DC)|
KL Rahul – 331 runs/ 7 games (PBKS)
Faf du Plessis – 320 runs/ 7 games (CSK)
|Purple Cap||Harshal Patel – 17 wickets (RCB)|
|Fairplay Award||Punjab Kings|
|Emerging Player||Chetan Sakariya |
|Surprise Package||Harshal Patel|
Glenn Maxwell actually doing well
|Broken Dream||IPL ends midway due to COVID|
And The Winner Is…
Alright, without further ado here are the actual results. Who was the closest?
Well let us find out.
|Awards||Champions||Top 4||MVP||Orange Cap||Purple Cap||Fair Play||Emerging Player||Surprise Package||Broken Dream|
|RCB||RCB, PBKS, KKR, SRH||Nicholas Pooran ❌||Jonny Bairstow||Shardul Thakur||RR||Azharuddeen||Dan Christian||MSD & Imran Tahir retire?|
|Aviral Rai |
|CSK ✅||SRH,MI, CSK & DC||David Warner||Virat Kohli||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||PBKS ✅||Shahrukh Khan||Uthappa||MS last IPL maybe|
|MI||MI, DC, RCB, PK/RR||Ben Stokes||Virat|
|Kagiso Rabada||CSK||SRK (PK)||Finn Allen|
|MI/SRH||RCB, DC, MI, SRH||VK/Rahul ✅||VK/Warner||Boom/KG||RR||Padikkal||Marco Jansen||CSK not qualifying|
|SRH||MI, SRH, PBKS, KKR||Marcus Stoinis||KL Rahul ✅||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||RR||Abdul Samad||Finn Allen||MSD retires|
|Ganesh giri srt|
|SRH||SRH, MI, PBKS, RCB||Bhuvi||Warner||Rashid||SRH||Samad||Kedar||MSD retire forever?|
|Mohd Shamir Ansari |
|MI||MI, RCB, KKR, SRH||Suryakumar Yadav||Rohit Sharma||Rashid Khan||KKR||Shahrukh Khan||Andre Russell||Will be CSK not making into top 4, second time in a row of IPL history.|
|The Hundred Report|
|MI||DC, SRH, MI, CSK||Pant||Bairstow||Nortje||Punjab|
|Sourabh Negi |
|CSK ✅||CSK, PBKS, DC, KKR||A Russell/ R Pant||KL Rahul ✅||K Rabada||CSK||Shahrukh Khan/M. Azharuddeen||S Thakur||MI not making hatrick of winning IPL|
|MI||MI, DC, PBKS, RR||Chris Morris|
|KL Rahul ✅||Rashid Khan||CSK||Marco Jansen/Avesh Khan|
|Yashasvi Jaiswal||MS Dhoni|
|KKR||MI, KKR, SRH, RCB||Andre Russell||David Warner||Bumrah / Cummins||KKR||Prasidh Krishna||Abdul Samad||MSD, Tahir|
|DC ✅||MI, DC, SRH, RCB||Pant||Virat Kohli||Nortje||CSK||Azharuddeen/Rajat||Meredith/Shahrukh||RCB not crossing the line again|
|MI||MI, DC, SRH, CSK||Pant||Warner||Bumrah||CSK||Shah Rukh khan||Prithvi Shaw ✅||RCB not qualifying|
|PBKS||PBKS, KKR, MI, RR||Bumrah||Virat Kohli||Bumrah||SRH||Finn Allen||Liam Livingstone||Iyer|
|MI||MI, CSK, DC, PBKS||Shubman Gill||Kohli/KL Rahul ✅||SRH||Priyam Garg||Arjun Tendulkar|
|DC ✅||MI, DC, KKR, SRH||Pant||Mayank Agarwal||Ashwin||CSK||Shahrukh Khan||Shaw ✅||Zinta and her Team|
|MI||MI, SRH, PBSK, CSK||Bumrah||Rohit||Bumrah||PBKS|
|SRH||MI, SRH, RR, CSK||Chris Morris|
|David Warner||Ravichandran Ashwin||RR||Ruturaj Gaikwad||Chetan Sakariya|
|Maxwell performs well|
|RCB||RCB , KKR , SRH/DC ,RR||ABD||Virat||Jamieson||RCB||Abdul Samad||Kedhar Jadhav||Thala|
|RR||MI, CSK, SRH, RR||Ben Stokes||Quinton de Kock||Jofra Archer||DC||Ravi Bishnoi||Abhishek Sharma||MSD retires|
|MI||MI, CSK, KKR, SRH||Pant||Kohli||Nortje or Bumrah||PBKS|
|Kishan||Shaw ✅||RR not qualifying (Lovely team this season)|
|KKR||RR, PBKS, KKR, SRH||Nicholas Pooran ❌||Stokes||Jhye||PBKS|
|MI||SRH, MI, KKR, RR||Ben Stokes||KL Rahul ✅ ||Rashid Khan||CSK||Parag||Shahrukh Khan||PBKS finish bottom|
|AVINASH YADAV |
|RCB||MI RCB KKR KXIP||Virat||KL Rahul ✅||Bhuvi||CSK||Mohd. Azharuddeen||Ishan Kishan||Delhi Capitals’ loss of Shreyas Iyer will be an impact|
|MI||MI, DC, CSK, KKR||Chris Morris|
|David Warner||Jasprit Bumrah||RR||Azharuddeen||Moeen Ali|
|Malan has a very poor IPL|
|RCB||CSK, MI, RCB, SRH|
|MI||MI, SRH, RCB, DC|
The moment of truth….Drumroll please….WE HAVE A TIE!
- 1st 🥇: Aviral Rai, James McCagrey, and Vandit (5/12) (Vandit was also the winner of the IPL 2020 Predictions)
- 2nd🥈: Sourabh Sanyal, Sourabh Negi, Scripturient, The Hundred Report, Xan, Priyam Desai, Kanishk, Rohan Gulavani, and Arnab Bhattacharrya (4/12)
- 3rd 🥉: Shivam & Harrison (3/5)
- Honorable Mention: Jonny – “Hope it stays COVID safe most of all #IPL.”
- The Anti Award goes to…Jimmy Ciego! His top 4 were RR (5), PBKS (6), KKR (7), and SRH (8) with Nicholas Pooran as the most valuable player. Oops… 😅 No worries. My predictions were a close second there.
Also Read: Nicholas Pooran – The Next Big Thing In World Cricket?
Sometimes, predictions go your way, and sometimes they do not. The important thing is to have fun and get a chance to interact with other cricket fans.
In all seriousness though, my thoughts and prayers with everyone going through the pandemic around the world, especially in India. Take care and stay safe.
Thank you all for participating in the IPL 2021 Prediction 😊 Until next time…
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