IPL 2022 Prediction Results time!
Before this T20 festival begin, we asked our friends on Twitter on Facebook of their IPL 2022 Predictions. The predictions were recorded here. IPL 2022 Predictions – Orange Cap, Purple Cap, Emerging Players, and More!
Now is the time for the moment of truth. Who was the closest? Were there any major surprises? Let’s find out.
Before we dive to the winners, here are the results from this year’s IPL.
- Jos Buttler (863 Runs) RR
- KL Rahul (616) LSG
- Quinton de Kock (508) LSG
- Yuzvendra Chahal (27 wickets) RR
- Wanindu Hasaranga (26 wickets) RCB
- Kagiso Rabada (23 wickets) PBKS
- #Winner: Gujarat Titans
- #Top4: GT, RR, RCB, LSG
- #EmergingPlayer: Umran Malik
- #SurprisePackage: Gujarat Titans team surprising everybody, Dinesh Karthik 4.0, Mohsin Khan, Rajat Patidar, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, David Miller 3.0, Umran Malik, Jitesh Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed 2.0, Dewald Brevis, Tim David towards the end, Arshdeep Singh’s death over accuracy, captain Hardik Pandya, Rishi Dhawan providing balance to PBKS, SRH’s streaks of wins & losses, R Sai Kishore seamlessly going from SMAT greatness to IPL, R Ashwin being R Ashwin (retired out, promoted to #3, finishing games off, bowling behind the umpire, etc.)
- #BrokenDream: Virat Kohli & Kane Williamson underwhelm, RCB so near so far yet again, Evin Lewis’ catch crushes Rinku Singh led KKR revival, Buttler 863 fails to break the 973 record, MI/CSK end at the bottom, KL Rahul on the losing side once again despite runs
Other IPL Awards
- Most Valuable Player: Jos Buttler
- Super Striker: Dinesh Karthik (183 SR)
- Game Changer: Jos Buttler
- Fastest Delivery: Lockie Ferguson (157.3 kph)
- Perfect Catch: Evin Lewis (KKR vs LSG)
- FairPlay Award: GT & RR
How Prediction Points Were Awarded
Depending on how many predictions you attempted, there were a total of 11/12 points up for grab. Here is the points breakdown:
- Orange/Purple Cap: 2 Points for the Exact Answer, 1 Points for someone else in the Top 3
- For example, you would get 2 points if you had predicted Buttler/Chahal for the orange/purple cap respectively, 1 point for KL Rahul or QDK/Hasaranga or Rabada, and 0 otherwise
- Top4: 4 Points Total, +1 for each of the play-off participants
- Emerging Player/Surprise Package: Since there were several uncapped players who performed above expectations this time around (and since there were 0 predictions for Umran Malik), any reasonable guess will get a point (examples in the #SurprisePackage list above)
IPL 2022 Prediction Results Part 1
For the first part, we look at predictions from the Subtle Curry Sports Facebook group.
And The Winners Are….wait for it…Drumrolls Please
SHIVASHIS PATRI! 5/11 🥇 predictions correct. Congratulations 👏
Close behind are Arnab Kumar, Srikar Chakka, Lakshya Kaviya, and Aalay Gandhi all with 4/11 points 🥈
Special mention to Aalay Gandhi for his Surprise Package comment: “GT (Yes, the whole team)“- when literally no fan or expert predicted this.
|Orange Cap||Purple Cap||Winner||Top4||Emerging Player||Surprise Package|
|Shreyas Iyer||Avesh Khan||CSK||CSK, RCB✔, LSG✔, PBKS|
|Sanju Samson||Bumrah||RCB||DC, RCB✔, RR✔, MI|
Surprising for sure, but in the wrong way.
|Shikhar Dhawan||Bumrah||PBKS||PBKS, DC, LSG✔, MI|
|Raj Bawa||Rishi Dhawan✔|
Provided the balance for PBKS this season.
|KL Rahul ✔|
|Punjab Kings||PBKS, RR✔, LSG✔, SRH|
|Rohit Sharma/David Warner||Jasprit Bumrah/Harshal Patel||LSG/CSK||LSG✔, CSK, RCB✔, PBKS|
|MS Dhoni/ DreRuss/T Natarajan||Vijay Shankar/Bhuvneshwar Kumar✔|
Bhuvneshwar Kumar surprised with a good comeback, especially with his yorkers.
|Delhi Capitals||DC, LSG✔, CSK, SRH|
|Yash Dhull||Odean Smith✔|
Surprised at the death in finishing games, being hit by Tewatia, and coming back with decent spells.
|Bumrah||Delhi Capitals||DC, MI, CSK, RR✔|
|GT (the entire team, yes)✔|
Can you predict the future?😂
|DC, CSK, RCB✔, RR✔|
|Yash Dhull||Hardik Pandya✔|
IPL 2022 Prediction Results Part 2
From our twitter page, we have our overall winner – ROHAN GULAVANI 👏🥇 7/12 Predictions Right! Congrats!!! Kudos to Kickit Wicket with 4/12 🥈 as well 👏
|Orange Cap||Purple Cap||Winner||Top4||Emerging Player||Surprise Package||Broken Dream|
|DC||DC, CSK, LSG✔, RCB✔|
|Yash D/ Bishnoi||Obed McCoy✔ & Conway|
The way Obed McCoy held his nerve throughout this tournament was a sight to see.
|RCB failing to cross the line again✔|
|KL Rahul✔||Bumrah||Lucknow||CSK, MI, Lucknow✔, PBKS|
|Cric Crazy Veer|
|Kohli||Rashid||LSG||LSG✔, CSK, RR✔, MI|
|Shahrukh Khan/R Sai Kishore✔|
|Ajinkya Rahane/MS Dhoni||KL Rahul underperforming, MSD Retires Forever|
|KL Rahul✔||Rashid Khan||CSK||DC, CSK, GT✔, RCB✔|
|Smeed (after called in as replacement)||Bishnoi||RCB lose in the final✔|
|Shreyas/KL Rahul✔||Rashid||KKR||CSK, LSG✔, DC, KKR|
|MSD Retires Forever|
My Own IPL 2022 Predictions
My own predictions ended up with a 4/12.
- #OrangeCap: Shreyas ❌
- #PurpleCap: Rashid ❌
- #Winner: LSG ❌
- #Top4: LSG✔, RCB✔, PBKS, DC (2/4)
- #EmergingPlayer: R Sai Kishore/Brevis ✔ +1
- #SurprisePackage: Rishi Dhawan/Tim David ✔ +1
- #BrokenDream: Russell/Narine duo struggle & MSD Retires Forever ❌
Well IPL 2022 was fun while it lasted. Now on to international cricket. Test cricket, ODI Super leagues, women’s cricket, and the build up to the T20 World Cup. Stay tuned!
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