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

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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Australia Vs New Zealand 2021 Series Review: Guptill, Finch Shine In Competitive Series

Australia Vs New Zealand 2021 Series Review. This series was competitive with a 3-2 result, although every match was more-or-less one-sided.

Several memorable moments though with the return of Martin Guptill’s sweet timing, Conway’s run of form, Jamieson’s rude awaking after IPL auction glory, Finch & Maxwell’s show, Ashton Agar & Ish Sodhi’s magic, & finally the spin experiment of Chapman-Phillips (wicketkeeper).

Positives for both sides with this series. New Zealand have solidified their batting order, while Australia had the chance to experiment with Big Bash performers since the South Africa-Australia series was controversially cancelled (Hence, no Smith, Warner, Cummins for this series).

Here is my series review—Results, stats, highlights, T20I World Cup squad predictions, awards, and much more!

Results – Australia Vs New Zealand

T20I Series: New Zealand Win 3 – 2

  1. New Zealand win by 53 runs *Devon Conway
  2. New Zealand win by 4 runs*Martin Guptill
  3. Australia win by 64 runs*Ashton Agar
  4. Australia win by 50 runs*Aaron Finch
  5. New Zealand win by 7 wickets*Martin Guptill

* Player of Match

Series Stats

Player of SeriesNew Zealand
Ish Sodhi
Most RunsMartin Guptill – 218 runs
(best of 97, 2-50s, 59.12 SR)
Aaron Finch – 197 runs
(best of 79*, 2-50s, SR 134.01)
Most WicketsIsh Sodhi – 13 wickets
(best of 4/28, 12.07 average, 8.26 economy)
Ashton Agar – 8 wickets
(best of 6/30, 14.62 average, 6.88 economy)
Australia Vs New Zealand 2021 T20I Series Stats

The Highlights

New Zealand

  • Martin Guptill was on the verge of being dropped. In the first T20I, even Brendon McCullum on commentary suggested this is a huge series for Guptill (only for the commentator’s curse to take place—Guptill dismissed for duck). What followed was a magnificent 97 which made him the leading six hitter in all of T20I cricket. He followed it up with 43 & 71 later in the series. Watch out—this version of Guptill could be even more dangerous.
  • Devon Conway continues to rise through the ranks. Hit a 99* in the first T20I. An average of 52.28 at 145.23 with 3 50s in his first 11 matches. He is here to stay and may even receive an ODI cap soon.
  • Ish Sodhi has never completely realized his potential. Even with leg spinners dominating international cricket for the last decade, he was always in and out of the side. A Player of the Series performance & upcoming World T20I in India should guarantee his spot in the XI.


  • IPL discard Aaron Finch showed why is the best T20I batsman in the world. After NZ led 2-0 in the 5 match series, knocks of 69, 79*, and 36 displayed his tough character.
  • Australia have a balanced squad with 2 spinning allrounders, Glenn Maxwell & Ashton Agar. Both came to the party in the 3rd T20I. Maxwell, a revelation in international cricket over the past 12 months, scored an impactful 70 (31), while Agar broke the New Zealand chase with a spell of 6/30.
  • Josh Philippe was the find of the series for me. Although he had already made a name for himself in the Big Bash, he finally shone at the international level providing quick starts of 45 (34) & 43 (27). Pressure on Matthew Wade when David Warner returns? (although he did score a decent 44 (29)).

The Awards

We like to spice things up with our own awards for the series. Here they are:

Watch Out For

  • Finn Allen. Just 21 years of age, he averages 48.81 with 183.27 strike rate in domestic T20. With 6 fifties in 13 innings & a best of 92*, there are talks of him being fast-tracked for the Kiwis. With Guptill solidifying his spot & Seifert-Conway-Phillips all but certain, Allen’s prospects may have closed the door for Ross Taylor’s T20I return.
New ZealandAustralia
Emerging PlayerFinn Allen (Not in the series)Josh Philippe
Surprise PackageMartin Guptill’s comeback Ashton Agar
Broken Cricket DreamKyle Jamieson
(15 overs, 175 runs, 1 wicket at 11.66 economy rate)
End of Matthew Wade?
Australia Vs New Zealand 2021 Series Awards

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T20I World Cup Watch

We are doing a World T20 Watch from now till the T20I world cup next year. Here is our predicted T20 XI line up and a 16-men squad as of now based on this series. Several ifs and buts at this point, but it will get clearer along the journey.

Since the T20 World Cup is scheduled in India, several spin options are considered.

New Zealand 2021 World T20 Squad – Prediction

Finn Allen is slowly rising through the domestic ranks. He was picked as an injury backup for RCB, although he has not made his international debut yet.

  1. Martin Guptill, 2. Tim Seifert (WK), 3. Kane Williamson*, 4. Glenn Phillips, 5. Devon Conway, 6. Jimmy Neesham, 7. Mitchell Santner, 8. Tim Southee, 9. Trent Boult, 10. Lockie Ferguson, 11. Ish Sodhi

Squad: 12. Colin de Grandhomme, 13. Finn Allen/Ross Taylor/Mark Chapman, 14. Kyle Jamieson/Hamish Bennett, 15. Blair Tickner/Jacob Duffy, 156 Doug Bracewell/Scott Kuggeleijn/Adam Milne


Australia 2021 World T20 Squad – Prediction

I will put Steve Smith on the bench and start with Philippe. Several options for Australia, but time running out to settle their squad.

  1. David Warner, 2. Aaron Finch*, 3. Josh Philippe (WK), 4. Glenn Maxwell, 5. Marcus Stoinis, 6. Ashton Agar, 7. Mitchell Marsh, 8. Pat Cummins, 9. Daniel Sams/Jason Behrendoff/Mitchell Starc, 10. Josh Hazlewood/James Pattinson, 11. Adam Zampa

Squad: 12. Steve Smith, 13. Matthew Wade (WK)/ Alex Carey (WK), 14. Jhye Richardson/Riley Meredith/Sean Abbott, 15. Kane Richardon/Andrew Tye, 16. Cameron Green/Moises Henriques

Wildcards: Marnus Labuschagne, Ben McDermott (WK), D’Arcy Short, Andrew Tye, Tanveer Sangha, Ashton Turner, Nathan Lyon

Where Do They Go From Here?

New Zealand travel to Bangladesh for 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs, starting March 19th. Several of the players will stay for IPL 2021. Finally, in July the Test squad will travel to England for 2 Test matches as well as the (not) much awaited WTC final.

Australia meanwhile are done for now till the World T20 later this year (unless fixtures are added). They won the ODI series against India 2-1, but went on to lose the T20I series 1-2, Test series 1-3, & this series 2-3. Also had the controversial South Africa series cancelled. Time for some much needed rest.

What did you think about the Australia Vs New Zealand 2021 series? What are your World T20 line ups? COMMENT BELOW, and let us know what you think!

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