Thursday 9 January 2014 

Cricket World's 2014 Predictions - Andrew Wood

Chris Gayle
Andrew thinks the West Indies will retain their ICC World Twenty20 title - do you agree with him?
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This year, we have invited our correspondents and team members to predict a number of cricket events as well as other major sporting events in what is a huge year for sport as well as cricket.

Here are Andrew's selections.

Women's Ashes - I'm going for England - they have to win something in Australia this year.

World Cup Qualifier - Canada and the Netherlands

ICC World Twenty20 - I will go for the West Indies to retain their title - any side with Chris Gayle in it has a huge advantage!

Women's World T20 - Going for the West Indies to make it a year to remember for the Caribbean.

Six Nations Rugby - Not knowing too much about rugby I'll go for Wales as a safe bet.

Indian Premier League - I think Royal Challengers Bangalore should have one of the better line-ups, and obviously Chris Gayle is a factor in my decision again.

Hockey World Cup - I don't know a great deal about hockey - ice hockey is more my thing - but I've seen more of the Netherlands than anyone else, so I'll go with them.

Football World Cup - Although they are the hosts, I don't think Brazil have the squad to win. Spain have far too much experience and talent all over the pitch so they'll make it two in a row for me with Uruguay scoring plenty and impressing. England will do well to get out of the group.

Wimbledon Tennis - I don't see Andy Murray retaining it, so will go for Rafael Nadal.

English T20 Cup - Yorkshire

England v India Test series - England have something to prove and although I don't think it will be a comfortable win, England will edge it.

County Championship - Warwickshire were champions in 2012 and I can see them doing it again. Chris Woakes is one to watch for me.

English 50-over CompetitionSurrey

F1 Champion - Sebastian Vettel

We'll be assessing our predictions at the end of the year but in the meantime, we'd love to see your predictions too so please leave us a comment below.

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