ICC WT20 Predictions - So, How Did We Do?
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.
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!
Andrew Wood - West Indies & England
Both of Andrew's picks made at least the semi-finals - a good effort
Peter Steward - Pakistan & England
Although Pakistan failed to make the semi-finals, England made the women's final so Pete deserves some credit
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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