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    World Cup Predictions

    In another display of a poor lack of imagination, I shall replicate another of my threads from the Ashes forum in here, for people to predict who will do what in the WC. The WC obviously cobnsists of a lot more teams than the Ashes, and as such, it shall be a lot harder. My usual rose-tinted super-bias shall prevent me from having a chance of being the king of predictions. The only prediction I will make is that these predictions will be Greigy-worthy. Nonetheless, do share.

    World Cup Winners: South Africa
    "Big 8" side to perform most poorly: Pakistan
    Player with most runs: Kevin Pietersen
    Player with best strike-rate: Adam Gilchrist
    Player with biggest score of tournament: KP again, doubling up against Canada
    Bowler with most wickets: Shaun Pollock
    Bowler with best economy rate: Glenn McGrath
    Bowler with best performance of tournament: Shaun Pollock to run through one of the big sides in a big match
    Tournament's emerging player: Oooh not sure about this
    Most disappointing player: Mike Hussey
    Surprise package: Mighty mighty England
    Biggest disappointment: That six teams will have won the WC and England shan't be one of them
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    World Cup Winners: South Africa
    "Big 8" side to perform most poorly: West Indies
    Player with most runs: Kevin Pietersen
    Player with best strike-rate: Shahid Afridi
    Player with biggest score of tournament: KP 200 vs Canada
    Bowler with most wickets: Shaun Pollock
    Bowler with best economy rate: Shaun Pollock
    Bowler with best performance of tournament: Shane Bond
    Tournament's emerging player: Ian Bell
    Most disappointing player: Mike Hussey
    Surprise package: Ireland
    Biggest disappointment: Australia

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    World Cup Winners: Australia
    "Big 8" side to perform most poorly: England
    Player with most runs: Ricky Ponting
    Player with best strike-rate: Adam Gilchrist
    Player with biggest score of tournament: Sanath Jayasuriya
    Bowler with most wickets: Muttiah Muralitharan
    Bowler with best economy rate: Shane Bond
    Bowler with best performance of tournament: Mohammad Asif
    Tournament's emerging player: RTD
    Most disappointing player: Kevin Pietersen
    Surprise package: The home side
    Biggest disappointment: South Africa
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    World Cup Winners: ---
    "Big 8" side to perform most poorly: India
    Player with most runs: Ponting
    Player with best strike-rate: Dhoni
    Player with biggest score of tournament: Ponting
    Bowler with most wickets: Ntini
    Bowler with best economy rate: Pollock
    Bowler with best performance of tournament: Bond
    Tournament's emerging player: Plunkett
    Most disappointing player: Tendulkar
    Surprise package: WI
    Biggest disappointment: India
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    World Cup Winners: Australia
    "Big 8" side to perform most poorly: Pakistan
    Player with most runs: Ricky Ponting
    Player with best strike-rate: Shahid Afridi
    Player with biggest score of tournament: Chris Gayle
    Bowler with most wickets: Shaun Pollock
    Bowler with best economy rate: Shaun Pollock
    Bowler with best performance of tournament: Ponting century in the final in a large chase.
    Tournament's emerging player: Shane Watson 
    Most disappointing player: Kevin Pieterson
    Surprise package: New Zealand
    Biggest disappointment: South Africa choking... again.
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    I'll tackle this properly later, but I'll say now that I expect Pietersen to be out sub-40 against Canada.
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    World Cup Winners: South Africa
    "Big 8" side to perform most poorly: England
    Player with most runs: Mohammad Yousuf
    Player with best strike-rate: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    Player with biggest score of tournament: Mohammad Yousuf
    Bowler with most wickets: Makhaya Ntini
    Bowler with best economy rate: Shaun Pollock
    Bowler with best performance of tournament: Murali to turn it on in one of the Super 8 games and Shane Bond to rip England a new one in the first round.
    Tournament's emerging player: Depends on the definition of emerging, but I see Devilliers having an awesome tournament.
    Most disappointing player: Michael Clarke
    Surprise package: Pakistan
    Biggest disappointment: Pakistan turning it on for most of the tournament to many people's surprise, but losing badly in the semis.
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    World Cup Winners: India (I am optimistic )
    "Big 8" side to perform most poorly: England
    Player with most runs: Sourav Ganguly
    Player with best strike-rate: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    Player with biggest score of tournament: Ricky Ponting
    Bowler with most wickets: Shaun Pollock
    Bowler with best economy rate: Shaun Pollock
    Bowler with best performance of tournament: Shane Bond
    Tournament's emerging player: Don't know yet...
    Most disappointing player: McGrath
    Surprise package: NewZealand
    Biggest disappointment: RSA choking.

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    World Cup Winners: Australia
    "Big 8" side to perform most poorly: Sri Lanka
    Player with most runs: Chris Gayle
    Player with best strike rate: MS Dhoni
    Player with biggest score of the tournament: Ricky Ponting
    Bowler with most wickets: Brett Lee (if fit)
    Bowler with best economy: Muttiah Muralitharan
    Bowler with best performance in the tournament: Shane Bond
    Tournament's emerging player: Ross Taylor
    Most disappointing player: Glenn McGrath
    Surprise package: West Indies
    Biggest disappointment: South Africa
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    World Cup Winners: Australia
    "Big 8" side to perform most poorly: Pakistan
    Player with most runs: Ponting
    Player with best strike-rate: Davison
    Player with biggest score of tournament: Dhoni v Berm
    Bowler with most wickets: Ntini
    Bowler with best economy rate: Pollock
    Bowler with best performance of tournament: Shoaib v Ire if he plays if not Murali v Berm
    Tournament's emerging player: Define emerging. If a rookie then Hussey if he's not allowed RtD
    Most disappointing player: Asif
    Surprise package: Ireland over Zim
    Biggest disappointment: WI, out in the Super 8s
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    World Cup Winners: South Africa
    "Big 8" side to perform most poorly: India
    Player with most runs: Kevin Pietersen/Ricky Ponting
    Player with best strike-rate: Shahid Afridi
    Player with biggest score of tournament: Sanath Jayasuriya
    Bowler with most wickets: Mohammed Asif
    Bowler with best economy rate: Glenn McGrath
    Bowler with best performance of tournament: Kevin Pietersen 100 against Australia
    Tournament's emerging player: Dwayne Leverock
    Most disappointing player: Adam Gilchrist
    Surprise package: ENGLAND!!!!!
    Biggest disappointment: India
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    World Cup Winners: Australia
    "Big 8" side to perform most poorly: England
    Player with most runs: Ricky Ponting
    Player with best strike-rate: Mark Boucher
    Player with biggest score of tournament: Chris Gayle
    Bowler with most wickets: Chaminda Vaas
    Bowler with best economy rate: Shaun Pollock
    Bowler with best performance of tournament: Makhaya Ntini
    Tournament's emerging player: Shaun Tait
    Most disappointing player: Shane Bond
    Surprise package: No one
    Biggest disappointment: Pakistan
    Last edited by Simon; 25-02-2007 at 04:44 PM.

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    Haven't a clue.

    I'm not one for this large-scale prediction lark.

    (Yeah, yeah, I know "well why bother posting in this thread?" Because at least that way people know I'm not one for large-scale prediction)
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    Just a bit of fun Richard, but fair enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Because at least that way people know I'm not one for large-scale prediction
    You think we don't already?

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