Tuesday 8 April 2014 

ICC WT20 Predictions - So, How Did We Do?

Australia celebrate winning the ICC Women's World Twenty20
None of our team predicted Australia securing a Women's World Twenty20 hat-trick
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Before the ICC World Twenty20 and ICC Women's Twenty20 competitions got underway, the Cricket World team made their predictions. How did we fare?

Not brilliantly, to be honest.

Matt Carter and Daniel Grummitt were the only two to successfully predict a Sri Lankan victory and none of us went for Australia to win the women's event.

Here's the breakdown.

TOP MARKS

Daniel Grummitt - Sri Lanka & England

Matt Carter - Sri Lanka

Daniel and Matt were the only ones to successfully predict Sri Lanka winning, and Daniel also picked England in the women's event, who made the final. Well done!

GOOD EFFORT

Andrew Wood - West Indies & England

Both of Andrew's picks made at least the semi-finals - a good effort

FAIR

Peter Steward - Pakistan & England

Although Pakistan failed to make the semi-finals, England made the women's final so Pete deserves some credit

DISAPPOINTING

Dan Atkinson - Australia

Debashish Das - Pakistan

Jack Vittles - Pakistan

Will Edwards - Pakistan

Laura Williamson - Australia

Australia and Pakistan were popular choices but both sides failed to get out of the group.

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

Chetan Narula - Australia & England

John Pennington - Pakistan & England

Chetan and JP go into a special (or not so special) category because not only did they get their pre-tournament predictions wrong, they also both predicted India to win the final prior to the game.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE - BOO!

Alastair Symondson, Jane Tomkins, The Furred Umpire

This was just a bit of fun, but I think all this goes to show what we already knew - Twenty20 is very unpredictable. Five different winners in each of the men's tournaments shows that although Australia have won three in a row in the women's competition.

Perhaps slightly surprising that nobody went for them, but equally unsurprising was that nobody fancied England - not unreasonably at all!

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