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!
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.
- New Zealand
- 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
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 😊
– 12 is the maximum score (Top 4 – you will get a point for each correctly identified semi-finalist)
|Winner||Top 4||Best Associates||Player of the WC||Most Runs||Most Wickets||Best Catch||Surprise||Broken Dream|
|Veer 🏏 (@CricCrazyVeer)|
|Ire/Neth||Jadeja||Rizwan✔||Shamsi||Fabian Allen||Scotland✔, Afghanistan||Hafeez retires|
|Mohd Shamir Ansari (@ShamirMohd)|
(3/12) +1 (quote below) = (4/12)
|Oman||Jadeja||Rohit Sharma||Ish Sodhi||Glenn Maxwell||Afghanistan||Gayle and Bravo retire ✔|
|Scotland✔||Boom (Bumrah)||KL Rahul||Starc||Jaddu/Kohli||Afghanistan||Bangladesh✔|
|Afghanistan||KL Rahul||KL Rahul||Varun Chakravarthy||Jadeja||Afghanistan|
(2/10)+1 (quote below) = (3/12)
|Afghanistan||KL Rahul||KL Rahul||S Thakur/ Rashid Khan||Fabian Allen/Jadeja||Afghanistan|
|Hard to Say✔||India|
Pak/NZ✔ Aus/Eng✔ WI
|Deepak Kumar Panda|
+1 (quote) = (4/12)
|Netherlands||Rahul/Jadeja||Rahul||Tymal Mills||Jadeja||Afghanistan||Bravo and Gayle retire✔|
|Netherlands||Jadeja||Maxwell||Shamsi||Williamson✔||NZ✔||Morgan duck in final innings|
|Netherlands||Maxwell||KL Rahul||Nortje||Jadeja||Afghanistan/Scotland✔||Malik/Morgan retire|
|Babar Azam||Babar Azam✔||Southee||Fabian Allen||Fabian Allen||Virat Kohli✔|
|Scotland✔||Kane Williamson||Virat Kohli||Bumrah||Jadeja||Scotland✔||Pakistan✔|
Pakistan✔ England✔ WI
|Netherlands||KL Rahul||KL Rahul||Adil Rashid||Shimron Hetmyer||R Ashwin✔||Sri Lanka or Bangladesh might not make it to the Super 12s|
|Short Leg Cricket|
England✔ Pakistan✔ India
|Scotland✔||Rashid Khan||KL Rahul||Shardul Thakur||Glenn Maxwell||India win||NZ out✔|
England✔ Pakistan✔ WI
|Ireland||KL Rahul||Glenn Maxwell||Adil Rashid||Fabian Allen||Bangladesh||England & being double white ball champions✔|
|CRICKET 2021 |
NZ✔ (without a doubt)
|Buttler✔ (may not be an Indian, cannot rule QDK too)|
“If India want to win India’s top three form is very crucial.” ✔Sourabh
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
- Jos Buttler (WK)
- Babar Azam (C)
- Charith Asalanka
- Aiden Markram
- Moeen Ali
- Najibullah Zadran/David Wiese
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Anrich Nortje
- Adam Zampa
- Josh Hazlewood
- 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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