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Ashes Predictions Thread

pup11

International Coach
Series Result: 3-1 AUS
Top Eng Runscorer: Strauss
Top Aus Runscorer: Ponting
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Swann
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Johnson
Player of the Series: Johnson
Surprise Packet: Hauritz. Will bowl quite decently and would play his part nicely, might even chip in with some handy runs down the order.
Dropped Player(s): Lee, Sidebottom, Collingwood
Miscellaneous Events: Symonds to appear in the crowd for one of the test matches, with a bottle of beer in one hand, and a fishing rod in the other!!
 

NUFAN

Y no Afghanistan flag
Cardiff will be an English victory, Matt Priapism to score his first test century against Australia.
He's never played Australia so that'd be a big achievement from Prior.

I've read a lot of people predicting Collingwood to be dropped, why is that, he's my tip for leading run scorer!
 

Son Of Coco

Hall of Fame Member
Series Result: Aus 3-1
Top Eng Runscorer: Stuart Broad
Top Aus Runscorer: Ricky Ponting
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Graeme Onions
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Peter Siddle
Player of the Series: Mitchell Johnson
Surprise Packet: Stuart Clark
Dropped Player(s): Collingwood, Prior, Onions, Lee, Pietersen.
Miscellaneous Event: - Watson scores his first test hundred in the first test and is then out for the rest of a series when he bursts into tears and pulls a tear duct.
- Alistair Cook pulls out of England's campaign halfway through the third test when he successfully auditions for a part in the revamped 'Yes Minister' series.
-Stuart Broad hits the headlines when he is felt up by another man in a London nightclub from behind. The man claims he thought Stuart was a tall Norwegian woman. He is later acquitted of all charges and the presiding magistrate describes his error in judgement as 'totally understandable'. Broad, whilst nonplussed, is later announced as the face of Revlon and Gucci handbags.
- James Anderson refers to himself as 'James Anderson' at least 3 times during the series. Takes 2 wickets in an over when Australian batsmen are distracted by birds nesting in his hair taking flight. The incident is later described as being 'worse than the Stuart Broad affair' and puts cricketing relations between the two teams on a par with after the Bodyline series.
- Play is disrupted during the fifth test when (the now dropped) Paul Collingwood races onto the field after the first drinks break chasing a whistling rocket and has to be physically restrained. Ricky Ponting says "****ing hell Paul, it looks like you've been catching it with your face". This is later acknowledged as one of the greatest sledges of all time.
- Sidebottom reveals himself to be a complete frontbottom on the pitch when he knocks over Ricky Ponting in the second test before launching a tirade of abuse at 13 year old substitute fielder Angus Fontleroy for putting down a diving one-handed chance at gully earlier in the match. Sidebottom knocks out second slip later in the match when a ball bounces awkwardly and goes between his legs for a single.
 
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jondavluc

State Regular
Series Result: Aus 3-1
Top Eng Runscorer: Stuart Broad
Top Aus Runscorer: Ricky Ponting
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Graeme Onions
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Peter Siddle
Player of the Series: Mitchell Johnson
Surprise Packet: Stuart Clark
Dropped Player(s): Collingwood, Prior, Onions, Lee, Pietersen.
Miscellaneous Event: - Watson scores his first test hundred in the first test and is then out for the rest of a series when he bursts into tears and pulls a tear duct.
- Alistair Cook pulls out of England's campaign halfway through the third test when he successfully auditions for a part in the revamped 'Yes Minister' series.
-Stuart Broad hits the headlines when he is felt up by another man in a London nightclub from behind. The man claims he thought Stuart was a tall Norwegian woman. He is later acquitted of all charges and the presiding magistrate describes his error in judgement as 'totally understandable'. Broad, whilst nonplussed, is later announced as the face of Revlon and Gucci handbags.
- James Anderson refers to himself as 'James Anderson' at least 3 times during the series. Takes 2 wickets in an over when Australian batsmen are distracted by birds nesting in his hair taking flight. The incident is later described as being 'worse than the Stuart Broad affair' and puts cricketing relations between the two teams on a par with after the Bodyline series.
:laugh:

- Play is disrupted during the fifth test when (the now dropped) Paul Collingwood races onto the field after the first drinks break chasing a whistling rocket and has to be physically restrained. Ricky Ponting says "****ing hell Paul, it looks like you've been catching it with your face". This is later acknowledged as one of the greatest sledges of all time.
Ricky you bloody legend.:)
 

frey

School Boy/Girl Captain
I sure agree with 5-0 Aussies. Hughes to be Player of the Series.:laugh::laugh::laugh:




5-0 Aus:p
Top Eng Runscorer: Ian Bell
Top Aus Runscorer: Micheal Hussey
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Graham Swann
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Ben Hilfenhaus
Player of the Series: Ben Hilfenhaus
Surprise Packet: Nathan Hauritz
Dropped Player(s): North
Miscellaneous Event: Ravi after being Called the new Don by many English Journalists he gets out for 3 ducks in a row and gets dropped.
 

Trumpers_Ghost

U19 Cricketer
Series Result: Aus 3-1
Top Eng Runscorer: Cook
Top Aus Runscorer: Ponting
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Anderson
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Johnson
Player of the Series: Johnson
Surprise Packet: Macdonald (to take plenty of wickets + a couple of good scores)
Dropped Player(s): Swann, Prior, Pannesar, Collingwood, Onions, Lee
Miscellaneous Event: England selectors to panic, chop and change the team and look to pick players from Australian State second XIs

:cool:
 

nz0003

School Boy/Girl Captain
Series Result: Aus 3 - 0/1 Eng
Top Eng Runscorer: Pietersen/Collingwood
Top Aus Runscorer: Hughes
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Broad (Sidebottom if he plays)
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Johnson
Player of the Series: Pietersen/Johnson
Surprise Packet: Hussey
Dropped Player(s): Lee, Mcdonald and Onions.
Miscellaneous Event: England to get swine flu.
 

ripper868

Cricketer Of The Year
Series Result: Aus 4-0 (one rained out)
Top Eng Runscorer: Sidebottom (bowling runs)
Top Aus Runscorer: Hughes
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Anderson
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Johnson
Player of the Series: Clarke
Surprise Packet: Ronald Macca. Callum Ferguson
Dropped Player(s): Ronald Macca. English Selectors.
Miscellaneous Event: Ronald Macca to hit winning runs/take winning wicket in one of the tests.
Optimism bordering on insanity from english fans to reach new heights after prior hangs on to a catch.
KP to change his hairstyle, along with Broad and Onions.
Ponting to chnage his gum on the hour, every hour.
The sun will shine.
 

andruid

International Captain
Series Result: Austraila 3-0-2
Top Eng Runscorer: Pietersen
Top Aus Runscorer: Katich
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Anderson
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Clark
Player of the Series: Katich
Surprise Package (Packet? wtf): Katich
Dropped Player(s): Lee/Swann/Hauritz
Miscellaneous Event: A fight breaking out in the Sky commentary box.
 

GIMH

Norwood's on Fire
I *think* it means we'll win none and two will be draws. Nonsense of course as anyone knows that any Tests we don't win don't count
 

Son Of Coco

Hall of Fame Member
Prediction

Bopara to get owned by the combination of Johnson, Siddle and Clark.





* I haven't seen him bat:ph34r:
 
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superkingdave

Hall of Fame Member
Some predictions

Johnson to own Pietersen, KP will get a ton but not much else in the series.

Australia's 7-9 will score more runs than Englands 1-3.

Prior will drop more than 3 catches

Hauritz will take more wickets than Swann at Cardiff (if he plays)

Harmison will play at least one test.

Jimmy will get at least 2 five wicket hauls.
 

inbox24

International Debutant
Some more predictions:

North to get owned.

Hussey to continue the abysmal.

Lee to be expensive and/or not take many wickets.

Bopara to average in the mid 40s.

England's openers to dominate.
 

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