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Ashes Predictions Thread

Jamee999

Hall of Fame Member
Series Result: 3-1 Australia
Top Eng Runscorer: Pietersen
Top Aus Runscorer: Ponting
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Anderson
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Johnson
Player of the Series: Johnson
Surprise Packet: Anderson
Dropped Player(s): Panesar, Siddle
Miscellaneous Event: England will win a live test.
No
Yes
Maybe
Probably
Maybe
Probably not
Sort of
Yes, not yet
Yes
 

Scaly piscine

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Scaly piscine said:
Series Result: England 2-1
Top Eng Runscorer: Strauss
Top Aus Runscorer: Ponting
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Broad
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Clark
Player of the Series: Broad
Surprise Package (Packet? wtf): Strauss
Dropped Player(s): Lee/Siddle
Miscellaneous Event: The Ashes Test thieving Welsh will stage a dire low quality match

Thought Clark would play, so that's obviously stuffed that one. I'd go with Hilfenhaus if I'd known who'd play, never fancy touring raw pacemen to do particularly well - it's more the FM types that prosper. Broad has been generally ****e, but just couldn't see the other bowlers doing particularly well other than Flintoff who'd probably get injured - and players of the series are more likely to be bowlers anyway. Reasonably happy otherwise.

Should never have doubted my own genius. Looking a bit better now.
 

King Pietersen

International Captain
Series Result: 6-0 to England
Top Eng Runscorer: Kevin Pietersen
Top Aus Runscorer: Simon Katich
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Stuart Broad
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Peter Siddle
Player of the Series: Stuart Broad
Surprise Packet: Stuart Broad
Dropped Player(s): Brett Lee
Miscellaneous Event: Ponting run out at least once every Test by a substitute fielder
:happy: Knew Broad would come good. The rest are incorrect atm, but I just need Siddle to pick up 2 and Hilfenhaus to go wicketless in the 2nd innings to get both leading wicket-takers correct =]
 

NUFAN

Y no Afghanistan flag
Series Result: 3-1 Australia
Top Eng Runscorer: Paul Collingwood
Top Aus Runscorer: Michael Hussey
Top Eng Wicket-taker: James Anderson
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Mitchell Johnson
Player of the Series: Mitchell Johnson
Surprise Packet: Fantastic umpiring
Dropped Player(s): Alastair Cook
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I've just won the LMS, but I am so far off in my series predictions it's not funny, The one I've bolded being the worst, Hussey as leading run scorer wasn't a great shout either,nor was Collingwood, Anderson and Johnson lol.
 

inbox24

International Debutant
Series Result: Eng 2-0
Top Eng Runscorer: Bopara
Top Aus Runscorer: Haddin
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Anderson
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Siddle
Player of the Series: Bopara
Surprise Packet: Prior
Dropped Player(s): -
Miscellaneous Event: England will declare themselves world champions upon victory
Pretty wayward predictions, but at least a I got some things right.
 

Athlai

Not Terrible
Series Result: Eng 2-1
Top Eng Runscorer: Strauss
Top Aus Runscorer: Clarke
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Broad
Top Aus Wicket-taker:Johnson/Siddle
Player of the Series: Broad
Surprise Packet: Broad
Dropped Player(s): Monty, Hughes
Miscellaneous Event: Swann to cop it in the nuts a dozen times throughout the Ashes.

Looking pretty good...
 

GIMH

Norwood's on Fire
Series Result: 2-1 England - looking reasonable
Top Eng Runscorer: Strauss - pretty much sorted
Top Aus Runscorer: Katich - no
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Anderson - pretty much certainly not, looked a good call after a few Tests as well
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Johnson - could still happen
Player of the Series: Anderson - no
Surprise Packet: Broad (I won't be surprised myself though) - winner
Dropped Player(s): Lee - never picked
Miscellaneous Event: CW will run slowly throughout the series because of the amount of murray mint pics posted by Burgey - not too much actually
Certainly not bad by my standards
 

BoyBrumby

Englishman
Series Result: 2-1 Oz
Top Eng Runscorer: Pietersen
Top Aus Runscorer: Hughes
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Flintoff
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Johnson
Player of the Series: Hughes
Surprise Packet: Broad. Will take at least one 5-for and score 2 half-centuries.
Dropped Player(s): Lee, Sidebottom, Hauritz
Miscellaneous Events: Pietersen will continue the wounded prima donna act throughout, Hauritz will take wickets at Cardiff but get destroyed on less responsive tracks, Sid's back and weight will plague him, Watson will be injured & the distance between Prior's batting and keeping skills will become so great as to threaten the space/time continuum.
Ha, mostly shockers. Still have a chance of 2-1 Oz (although desperately hope I'm wrong, obv), Mitch is there or thereabouts & Broad as surprise packet pretty much spot on, except I underestimated his bowling.

Selectors/injuries did for KP & Hughes tho, in mitigation.
 

morgieb

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Series Result: Australia 3-1 - no
Top Eng Runscorer: Pieterson (if fit, if not Cook) - Pieterson might've done if he was fit, but he wasn't, and Cook was overshadowed by Strauss
Top Aus Runscorer: Hughes - lol no
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Anderson - won't happen following Broad's return to form.
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Johnson - still possible
Player of the Series: Hughes - just no
Surprise Packet: Lee getting back into form - didn't have the chance to
Dropped Player(s): Bopara, Prior, Panesar, etc. - Both Bopara & Panesar did. Prior did not though.
Miscellaneous Event: England getting raped in the first 3 games before Australia slow down. Australia showing that their T20 form was just a blip on the radar. England to get cocky in the media after "below average warm-up". More to come when I CBF thinking about it. - wrong on all 3 accounts.
Pretty fail on the face of it.
 
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Athlai

Not Terrible
Series Result: 2-1, 1-2 or 1-1 Still up in air.
Top Eng Run Scorer: Strauss 474 @ 52.66
Top Aus Run Scorer: (currently still up in air) Clarke 448 @ 74.66
Top Eng Wicket Taker: Broad 17 @ 27.82 (unless Anderson takes 5 more than Broad this innings)
Top Aus Wicket Taker: Hilfenhaus 22 @ 27.45
Player of the Series: Contenders - Strauss, Clarke, Broad, North (if he wins this match)
Surprise Package: Broad, Hilfenhaus, Trott
Dropped Players: Panesar, Bopara, Hauritz
 

zaremba

Cricketer Of The Year
Series Result: Eng 2-1
Top Eng Runscorer: Strauss
Top Aus Runscorer: Clarke
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Broad
Top Aus Wicket-taker:Johnson/Siddle
Player of the Series: Broad
Surprise Packet: Broad
Dropped Player(s): Monty, Hughes
Miscellaneous Event: Swann to cop it in the nuts a dozen times throughout the Ashes.

Looking pretty good...
Great work all round - pretty uncanny really
 

zaremba

Cricketer Of The Year
Series Result: 2-1 England
Top Eng Runscorer: Strauss
Top Aus Runscorer: Clarke
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Broad
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Hilfenhaus
Player of the Series: Clarke (Aus) / Strauss (Eng)
Surprise Packet: Broad
Dropped Player(s): Panesar, Bopara, Hughes, Hauritz
Miscellaneous Event: Ricky Ponting, fielding close to the bat, to be hit in the mouth and in the arse within the space of an hour.
All going pretty nicely so far
 

pasag

RTDAS
Series Result: Aus 2-1
Top Eng Runscorer: Bopara
Top Aus Runscorer: Clarke
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Anderson
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Johnson
Player of the Series: Clarke
Surprise Packet: Anderson (for general Australians who haven't seen him since 06/07)
Dropped Player(s): Hauritz
Miscellaneous Event: England will pass 500 twice.

Changing this to Clarke, looks far and away the best player on tour so far.
Chuffed with my Clarke call. Rest is rubbish - Hauritz was dropped, though a bit unfairly.
 
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andyc

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Results are in

Series Result: 2 -1 England
Top Eng Runscorer: Strauss
Top Aus Runscorer: Clarke
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Broad
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Hilfenhaus
Player of the Series: Clarke and Strauss
Surprise Packet: Probably Broad and Hilfenhaus
Dropped Player(s): Monty, Onions, Bopara, Hughes, Hauritz
Miscellaneous Event: Take your pick - Pietersen getting injured, Flintoff retiring, etc.
 
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HMas

U19 12th Man
My predictions :

Series Result: 2 -1 England
Top Eng Runscorer: Strauss
Top Aus Runscorer: Clarke
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Broad
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Hilfenhaus
Player of the Series: Clarke and Strauss
Surprise Packet: Probably Broad and Hilfenhaus
Dropped Player(s): Monty, Onions, Bopara, Hughes, Hauritz
 

irfan

State Captain
Series Result: Australia 4-1
Top Eng Runscorer: Strauss
Top Aus Runscorer: M Hussey
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Anderson
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Siddle
Player of the Series: M Hussey
Surprise Packet: Marcus North at 6
Dropped Player(s): England's third seamer (Onions?)
Miscellaneous Event: Ponting hit on the other cheek by a Stuart Broad bouncer
Series Result: Australia 4-1 Lol, epic fail
Top Eng Runscorer: Strauss Right on
Top Aus Runscorer: M Hussey Massive **** up there
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Anderson Was leading til Broad showed up
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Siddle Tight but the Hilf takes it
Player of the Series: M Hussey Hmmm
Surprise Packet: Marcus North at 6 Hilfy & Broad take the honours
Dropped Player(s): England's third seamer (Onions?) True
Miscellaneous Event: Ponting hit on the other cheek by a Stuart Broad bouncer Matt Prior cover drive will suffice
 

SJS

Hall of Fame Member
Well. So this is what I predicted...

Series Result:... 2-2...still possible :dry:

Most wickets? :... Anderson...Well he is three short of the pace.. :sleep:

Most runs? :... Strauss...YESSS! :)

Worst player? :... Flintoff... :oops:

Frustrating tail ender? :...Johnson ...:dry:

Surprise package? :...Ponting...:)

Any other ? :... Brett Lee will lose his cool on the field with his skipper...:mellow:
Well Not very bad I guess.

Andrew Strauss as top run getter was spot on.

Flintoff was as close to being the worst player as anyone considering the hype.

And but for Monty forgetting number eleven is not supposed to bat well the result might yet have been 2-2 :)

PS I think Ponting did manage to surprise all those who were writing him off with the bat.
 

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