Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Blogger predictions here


Right then, with the game about to start, let me mention the bloggers competing in our little Champs Trophy Prediction challenge.

We've got Ben from Crucket
Q from Well Pitched
Shaun from SA Cricket Blog
Brian from Different Shades Of Green
Alex from King Cricket
Krish from Kridaya Cricket Blog

All those predictions will be posted in the comments section of this update, including Roscoe's predictions. But here are mine.

Winner - Pakistan
Semi Finalists - SA, Pak, Aus, NZ

SA vs SL
PAK vs WI
SA vs NZ
ENG vs SL
AUS vs WI
IND vs PAK
NZ vs SL
SA vs ENG
AUS vs IND
ENG vs NZ
AUS vs PAK
IND vs WI

Top 3 batsmen (Kallis, Ponting, Dilshan)
Top 3 wicket takers (Lee, Mendis, Bond)
Best Economy (Botha)
Most keeper dismissals (Boucher)
Most sixes (Yuvraj)

5 comments:

Darren Buser on September 22, 2009 at 2:18 PM said...

Going to paste the various predictions in the comments section, so the update isn't prohibitively long.

Here's Ben:

Competition Winner: Pakistan (everyone needs to win the CT once and only once; don't see England doing it though)
Semi Finalists - : Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, India

Predict Group Match Results
SA vs SL: SL
PAK vs WI: Pak
SA vs NZ: SA
ENG vs SL: SL
AUS vs WI: Aus
IND vs PAK: Ind
NZ vs SL: SL
SA vs ENG: SA
AUS vs IND: Ind
ENG vs NZ: NZ
AUS vs PAK: Pak
IND vs WI: Ind

Top 3 Runs Scorers: Younis Khan, Martin Guptill, Kumar Sangakkara
Top 3 Wicket Takers: Shane Bond, James Anderson, Mitchell Johnson
Best Economy: Daniel Vettori
Most keeper dismissals: Mark Boucher
Most Sixes: Chris Gayle

From Q:

Competition Winner - Pakistan
Semi Finalists - - Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka

Predict Group Match Results

SA vs SL -- SL
PAK vs WI -- Pak
SA vs NZ -- NZ
ENG vs SL -- SL
AUS vs WI -- Aus
IND vs PAK -- Pak
NZ vs SL -- SL
SA vs ENG -- SA
AUS vs IND -- Aus
ENG vs NZ -- NZ
AUS vs PAK -- Aus
IND vs WI -- Ind

Top 3 Runs Scorers - Ricky Ponting, AB De VIliers, Mahela Jayawardene
Top 3 Wicket Takers - - Mohammad Aamer, Dale Steyn, Nuwan Kulasekara

Best Economy -- Daniel Vettori, Saeed Ajmal, Muttiah Muralitharan
Most keeper dismissals -- Kamran Akmal
Most Sixes -- Cameron White

Darren Buser on September 22, 2009 at 2:21 PM said...

From Krish:

Competition Winner - Australia

Semi Finalists - Australia, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka

SA vs SL => SA
PAK vs WI => PAK
SA vs NZ => SA
ENG vs SL => SL
AUS vs WI => AUS
IND vs PAK => IND
NZ vs SL => SL
SA vs ENG => SA
AUS vs IND => AUS
ENG vs NZ => NZ
AUS vs PAK => AUS
IND vs WI => IND

Top 3 Runs Scorers
* Shane Watson
* Sachin Tendulkar
* Jayasuriya

Top 3 Wicket Takers
* Muralitharan
* Johnson
* Afridi

Best Economy
* Afridi

Most keeper dismissals
* Brad Haddin

Most Sixes
* H Gibbs


From Brian:

Competition Winner (Australia)

Semi Finalists (Australia, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka)

Group Match Results:

SA vs SL (SA)
PAK vs WI (PAK)
SA vs NZ (SA)
ENG vs SL (SL)
AUS vs WI (AUS)
IND vs PAK (PAK)
NZ vs SL (SL)
SA vs ENG (SA)
AUS vs IND (AUS)
ENG vs NZ (NZ)
AUS vs PAK (AUS)
IND vs WI (IND)

Top 3 Runs Scorers (Ponting, de Villiers, Dilshan)

Top 3 Wicket Takers (Lee, Mendis, Malinga)

Best Economy (Mendis)
Most keeper dismissals (Sangakkara)
Most Sixes (Johnson)

Darren Buser on September 22, 2009 at 2:22 PM said...

From Shaun:

Competition Winner: Australia

Semi Finalists - Australia, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka

SA vs SL - SA
PAK vs WI - PAK
SA vs NZ - SA
ENG vs SL - SL
AUS vs WI - AUS
IND vs PAK - IND
NZ vs SL - SL
SA vs ENG - SA
AUS vs IND - IND
ENG vs NZ - ENG
AUS vs PAK - AUD
IND vs WI - IND

Top 3 Runs Scorers - AB de Villiers, Tendulkar, Ponting
Top 3 Wicket Takers - Parnell, Brett Lee and Harbhajan Singh

Best Economy - Johan Botha
Most keeper dismissals - Mark Boucher
Most Sixes - AB de Villiers

Darren Buser on September 22, 2009 at 2:23 PM said...

And Alex is so confident in the rest of us being useless that he only picked a tournament winner: Sri Lanka

Darren Buser on September 22, 2009 at 5:49 PM said...

Oh yeah, and here are Roscoe's picks:

Competition Winner: SA

Semi Finalists - Australia, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka

SA vs SL - SA
PAK vs WI - PAK
SA vs NZ - SA
ENG vs SL - SL
AUS vs WI - AUS
IND vs PAK - PAK
NZ vs SL - SL
SA vs ENG - SA
AUS vs IND - IND
ENG vs NZ - NZ
AUS vs PAK - AUS
IND vs WI - IND

Top 3 Runs Scorers - Smith, Ponting, Ghambir
Top 3 Wicket Takers - Murali, Lee, Sharma

Best Economy - Gul
Most keeper dismissals - Sangakarra
Most Sixes - Yuvraj

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