Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ashes predictions




We invited a number of other cricket blogs to participate, however we only got to sending out the emails on Monday night (we need an intern or something), so we haven't had many responses. I'll give it a few more hours, to see if there are any late comers, before mentioning the other blogs and their predictions.

But for now, here's what I think:

THE FORMALITIES

Most Runs Overall - Katich (15pts)
Most Runs England - Strauss (10)
Most Runs Australia - Katich (10)
Most Wickets Overall - Johnson (15)
Most Wickets England - Anderson (10)
Most Wickets Australia - Johnson (10)
Best Tosser (captain who wins the most tosses) - Ponting (5)
Man of the Series - Johnson (10)
1st Test Result - Eng win (10)
2nd Test Result - Aus win (10)
3rd Test Result - Aus win (10)
4th Test Result - Aus win (10)
5th Test Result - Eng win (10)
Overall series result - 2-3 (15)

THE TRIVIALITIES

Number of Tests that lose overs to rain (note, not bad light) - 2 (5)
Number of Tests that Flintoff will be able to manage - 5 (5)
Number of Tests won by an innings - 1 (5)
Number of Tests played by McDonald - 0 (5)
Number of Tests played by Lee - 3 (5)


And here's what Roscoe thinks:

THE FORMALITIES

Most Runs Overall - Michael Clarke
Most Runs England - Kevin Pietersen
Most Runs Australia - Michael Clarke
Most Wickets Overall - Mitchell Johnson
Most Wickets England - Onions
Most Wickets Australia - Mitchell Johnson
Best Tosser (captain who wins the most tosses) - Punter
Man of the Series - Mitchell Johnson
1st Test Result - Draw
2nd Test Result - Aus win
3rd Test Result - Aus win
4th Test Result - Aus win
5th Test Result - Aus win
Overall series result - Australia 4 - 0

THE TRIVIALITIES

Number of Tests that lose overs to rain (note, not bad light) - 1
Number of Tests that Flintoff will be able to manage - 4
Number of Tests won by an innings - 3
Number of Tests played by McDonald - 1
Number of Tests played by Lee - 3

3 comments:

Sean said...

good predictions but as with most predictions you will find that there will be a few surprises. can we have more funny predictions as we have come to know from this blog

Darren Buser on July 8, 2009 at 5:35 PM said...

I'll try and come up with something. Obviously, for the purposes of the competition, we needed categories where we could get the results from the scorecard.

It's all very well having a category like "How many times will Bopara get hit in the head by bouncers?" (on the evidence of day 1: A LOT) but then I'd have to watch every over of every game and keep track of the numbers.

IE, waaaay too much work.

skroegerj said...

How about letting us non cricket bloggers, but avid cric-blog followers, in on this? I'd love to offer my predictions as well.

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