T20 World Cup 2021 Prediction Results, Statistics, and Team of The Tournament

T20 World Cup 2021 Prediction Results: Photo of Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Dubai Stadium, where the Improbable New Zealand Vs Australia took place.

Time for the T20 World Cup 2021 Prediction Results! We first present the categories and winners as well as the specific points. Scroll down to the bottom for our Team of the Tournament and let us know what you thought!

Also Read: All 16 Team By Team Reviews: Complete Review of the 2021 T20 World Cup

The Categories

We had asked our Twitter followers and fellow friends to reply back with their predictions to these categories and we recorded them here at the start of the tournament.

Fast forward a few weeks, and now Australia are the T20 World Cup Champions and New Zealand are the runners up! Neither of them were even in the Top 5 choices for title contenders.

Since lot has not gone according to expectations, we expanded the opportunities to get more guesses right on the #BCDPredictions. We will accept top 3-4 for Most Runs/Most Wickets and have a few different options for the other categories.


  • Australia


  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • England


  • Namibia
  • Scotland


  • David Warner


  • Babar Azam (303)
  • David Warner (289)
  • Mohamad Rizwan (281)
  • Jos Buttler (269)


  • Wanindu Hasaranga (16)
  • Adam Zampa, Trent Boult (13)
  • Shakib Al Hasan, Josh Hazlewood (11)


  • Akeal Hosein
  • Devon Conway
  • Sam Billings-Jonny Bairstow
  • Kane Williamson
  • Aiden Markram


  • Australia winning/Aus & NZ in the semis
  • Namibia’s lovely story/ Trumpelmann/Wiese’s tournament to remember
  • Scotland surprise Bangladesh
  • Asif Ali/Shoaib Malik surprise even their own fanbase
  • Mark Watt, Imad Wasim, and R Ashwin’s accuracy in the middle overs


  • Ryan Ten Doeschate, Dwayne Bravo, & Asghar Afghan retire. Chris Gayle semi-retires
  • South Africa fail to go to the semis despite 4/5 wins, a win against England, and only a close loss
  • Pakistan, England, & NZ losing in the semi finals/finals after a brilliant tournament
  • Tymal Mills, Obed McCoy, Devon Conway, Jason Roy suffer freak injuries
  • Virat Kohli bows out T20 captaincy career with a loss
  • Bangladesh lose 5 out 5 in the Super 12s

The Winners

And the winners are….Wisdom with 7/12 correct! Wow! 🥇

From our twitter crowd, Short Leg Cricket emerges as victorious with 6/12. 🥈


I myself had a decent run with 5/12, along with Chalupa.

Overall lots of 4/12 and good scores nevertheless. Good job everybody! We are improving 😊

Prediction Results

– 12 is the maximum score (Top 4 – you will get a point for each correctly identified semi-finalist)

WinnerTop 4Best AssociatesPlayer of the WCMost RunsMost WicketsBest CatchSurpriseBroken Dream

NetherlandsJadeja/ChaseButtler✔ShamsiFabian AllenNamibia✔
Bravo/ ✔
Nabi retire
Veer 🏏 (@CricCrazyVeer)

Ire/NethJadejaRizwan✔ShamsiFabian AllenScotland✔, AfghanistanHafeez retires
Mohd Shamir Ansari (@ShamirMohd)

(3/12) +1 (quote below) = (4/12)
England✔ NZ✔
Oman JadejaRohit SharmaIsh SodhiGlenn MaxwellAfghanistanGayle and Bravo retire ✔

Sourabh Sanyal

Pakistan✔ India
Scotland✔ Boom (Bumrah)KL RahulStarcJaddu/KohliAfghanistanBangladesh✔

Australia✔ NZ✔
Afghanistan KL RahulKL Rahul Varun ChakravarthyJadejaAfghanistan
Sourabh Negi

(2/10)+1 (quote below) = (3/12)
Australia✔ NZ✔
AfghanistanKL RahulKL RahulS Thakur/ Rashid KhanFabian Allen/JadejaAfghanistan

Hard to Say✔India
Pak/NZ✔ Aus/Eng✔ WI
Deepak Kumar Panda
+1 (quote) = (4/12)
Pakistan✔ India
NetherlandsRahul/JadejaRahulTymal MillsJadejaAfghanistanBravo and Gayle retire✔
Kickit Wicket

Australia✔ India
NetherlandsJadejaMaxwellShamsiWilliamson✔NZ✔Morgan duck in final innings

NetherlandsMaxwellKL RahulNortjeJadejaAfghanistan/Scotland✔Malik/Morgan retire
Pakistan✔ NZ✔
Babar AzamBabar Azam✔SoutheeFabian AllenFabian AllenVirat Kohli✔
Scotland✔Kane WilliamsonVirat KohliBumrahJadejaScotland✔Pakistan✔
Pakistan✔ England✔ WI
NetherlandsKL RahulKL RahulAdil RashidShimron HetmyerR Ashwin✔Sri Lanka or Bangladesh might not make it to the Super 12s
Short Leg Cricket
England✔ Pakistan✔ India
Scotland✔MaxiBabar✔RabadaJordanNZ✔Virat Kohli✔
Scotland✔Rashid KhanKL RahulShardul ThakurGlenn MaxwellIndia winNZ out✔
England✔ Pakistan✔ WI
IrelandKL RahulGlenn MaxwellAdil RashidFabian AllenBangladeshEngland & being double white ball champions✔

NZ✔ (without a doubt)
Buttler✔ (may not be an Indian, cannot rule QDK too)
T20 World Cup 2021 Review – Prediction Results


Quote Predictions

“If India want to win India’s top three form is very crucial.” ✔


Unfortunately that did not happen in the first couple of games

“Yes surely looking at great spin condition in UAE. [Sodhi] is definitely going to have a good impact in this WC for NZ…” ✔

Mohd Shamir Ansari

He surely did! When Sodhi played well, NZ won. When he did not….

“Seeing how the pitches played out in most games in IPL, expect Tymal’s variations to come in handy.” ✔

Deepak Kumar Panda

Tymal Mills was a revelation. Unfortunately he suffered another injury

“The problem with NZ might be the UAE conditions. Guptill couldn’t bat UAE conditions in the second leg of PSL.” ❌

Asad Ali

Guptill’s final apart, he was decent including a 93 in tough conditions.

“Namibia or PNG may qualify for the main draw. Afghanistan may eliminate one of the Asian teams and reach semis. It can be an #IndvNZ final.” ❌

The Falling Sweep

Namibia did qualify for the main draw, but PNG, Afghanistan, and India were below par.

“With Faf, Morris, & Tahir not in team, it is a huge task for SA.” ❌

Bhagyesh Joshi

Interestingly enough, South Africa were one of the most improved teams of the tournament.

“India are the perpetual bottle jobs.”

Matt Gray

Yep that happened again…although in the Group Stage itself.

BCD’s 2021 T20 World Cup Team of The Tournament

Based on all the final tournament statistics and how the World Cup progressed, here is my team of the tournament. Note, players will only be considered for the positions they actually played in unless they played as a floater. For example, Mitchell Marsh & Charith Asalanka will only be considered for the #3 position.

T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament

  1. Jos Buttler (WK)
  2. Babar Azam (C)
  3. Charith Asalanka
  4. Aiden Markram
  5. Moeen Ali
  6. Najibullah Zadran/David Wiese
  7. Wanindu Hasaranga
  8. Anrich Nortje
  9. Adam Zampa
  10. Josh Hazlewood
  11. Trent Boult

Honorable Mentions: David Warner (needed a captain so Babar was preferred), Mohammad Rizwan, Daryl Mitchell, Haris Rauf, Tymal Mills, Bhanuka Rajapaksa

1 left arm pacer, 2 right arm fast medium, 2 leg spinners, 1 off-spinner, and a Markram (+Wiese if chosen at 6). Not a bad all-round attack. What do you think? Comment Your XI Below?

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  1. My XI was: +JC Buttler, *Babar Azam, Charith Asalanka, Aiden Markram, Moeen Ali, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mark Watt, Adam Zampa, Trent Boult, Anrich Nortje, Josh Hazlewood. I deliberately went bowler heavy for my selections because I saw so many sides come to grief attempting to fiddle through a few overs from guys who were mainly there for their batting (although the last three matches all saw main bowlers falter at crucial moments – Jordan for England letting NZ back in, Shaheen Shah Afridi’s nightmare against Australia and Ish Sodhi for NZ bowling that awful over immeidtaely after Boult had got them back in the game with the wicket of Warner). Hasaranga is a genuine all rounder, and as he showed against Bangladesh Mark Watt can handle a bat, and one shouldn’t need much from anyone below number seven.

    • Thanks for commenting Thomas 😊😊! That is a wonderful team. I loved Mark Watt and would add the only other option we were missing. If 7-9 can deliver 20 runs or so, this is solid, world beating team.

      The only reason I went Najibullah or David Wiese was for a need of a genuine power hitting in case of a 30 need in 2 overs scenario

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