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    Quote Originally Posted by longranger View Post
    Semi finalists: New Zealand and South Africa
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: New Zealand
    everyone is picking NZ to at least make the semis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    everyone is picking NZ to at least make the semis.
    In that case, I expect England to do far better than what most people are suggesting. Won't make it to the semis, but will impress in a few games.

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    Winners: England
    Runners Up: Australia
    Semi finalists:New Zealand, South Africa
    Leading run scorer: Eoin Morgan
    Leading wicket taker: James Anderson
    Highest individual innings scorer: Ian Bell 247* (87) V India
    Highest individual innings wicket taker: James Anderson 8-8 (5.3) V India
    Which team will be the biggest disappointment apropos their pre-tourney standing: India. Instead of being **** they will be really ****.
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: England. Will win at a canter instead of just winning.
    Player of the Tourney: James Anderson. Averaging 75 with the bat and 4 with the ball
    Player of the Final: James Anderson.
    Predict an upset in a group stage game: A match thread goes by without Jono posting total bollocks. it later emerges he'd forgotten his password.
    Biggest dud player of the tourney: Virat Kohli. Averages -2.
    Random prediction: 2015 WC doesn't come close to matching 2011 for number of CW infractions.
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    Winners: England
    Runners Up: New Zealand
    Semi finalists: Pakistan, South Africa
    Leading run scorer: Moeen Ali
    Leading wicket taker: Moeen Ali
    Highest individual innings scorer: Moeen Ali 186 (120) vs Pakistan
    Highest individual innings wicket taker: Moeen Ali 6-15 v India
    Which team will be the biggest disappointment apropos their pre-tourney standing: Afghanistan will suffer a humiliating defeat to Australia
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: Australia, may win a game
    Player of the Tourney: Moeen Ali.
    Player of the Final: Moeen Ali.
    Predict an upset in a group stage game: Bangladesh defeating Australia, if that can be considered an upset
    Biggest dud player of the tourney: Moeen Ali for allowing some other players to also score runs
    Random prediction: Moeen Ali quits cricket to work on nu-rave album with AB de Villiers
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    My prediction

    Winners: Australia
    Runners Up: India/South Africa
    Semi finalists: Oz, India, South Africa, New Zealand
    Leading run scorer: Warner/Brendon McCullum
    Leading wicket taker: Starc
    Highest individual innings scorer: Baz/Dilshan/Warner to get 150-odd against a minnow
    Highest individual innings wicket taker: Sunil Narine could well run through the UAE with obscene figures like 7-3
    Which team will be the biggest disappointment apropos their pre-tourney standing: Pakistan
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: South Africa (i.e. not choking)
    Player of the Tourney: Warner
    Player of the Final: Warner/Starc
    Predict an upset in a group stage game: Ireland over Zimbabwe/Scotland over Bangladesh
    Biggest dud player of the tourney: Kohli
    Random prediction: England to beat Australia in the opener

    What Don Bradman Cricket 2014 thinks will happen
    I did a simulation of the World Cup on Don Bradman Cricket 2014

    Winners: Pakistan
    Runners Up: India
    Semi finalists: Australia/New Zealand
    Leading run scorer: Group A: Brendon McCullum (445 @ 89.00, 3 centuries, 1 fifty) Group B: Hashim Amla (371 runs @ 61.83, 2 centuries, 1 fifty), Knock-out: David Warner (338 runs @ 338.00, 2 centuries, 0 fifties)
    Leading wicket taker: Group A: Mitchell Starc (14 @ 19.71), Group B: Saeed Ajmal & Ryan McLaren* (15 each), Knock-out: Rahat Ali (7 @ 20.57)
    Highest individual innings scorer: David Warner (176, vs India in the Semi Final)
    Highest individual innings wicket taker: Lasith Malinga (5/58, vs England, Group Stages)
    Which team will be the biggest disappointment apropos their pre-tourney standing: -
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: Pakistan
    Player of the Tourney: Sarfraz Ahmed (324 runs @ 108.00 (only dismissed 3 times!), 0 hundreds, 4 fifties, 21 catches, 1 stumping)
    Player of the Final: Mohammed Hafeez (123 off 142, 1-60 off 9)
    Predict an upset in a group stage game: England getting beaten by Bangladesh
    Biggest dud player of the tourney: -
    Random prediction: -

    *Not even in the tournament :/

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    Winners: New Zealand
    Runners Up: Australia
    Semi finalists: SA and SL
    Leading run scorer: Warner
    Leading wicket taker: Southee
    Highest individual innings scorer: McCullum 191 vs Scotland
    Highest individual innings wicket taker: Steyn 6 for 11 vs UAE
    Which team will be the biggest disappointment apropos their pre-tourney standing: India
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: New Zealand
    Player of the Tourney: Southee
    Player of the Final: Williamson
    Predict an upset in a group stage game: Afghanistan beats England
    Biggest dud player of the tourney: Kohli
    Random prediction: Hot NZ chick to flash Warner as he stands at long on, causing Taylor's miscue to smack him right between the eyes as he turns back amid the frantic calls of his Aussie mates
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    Winners: Australia
    Runners Up: South Africa
    Semi finalists: New Zealand, England
    Leading run scorer: Hashim Amla
    Leading wicket taker: Mitchell McClenaghan (somehow)
    Highest individual innings scorer: Virat Kohli (216 v Zimbabwe at Auckland)
    Highest individual innings wicket taker: Dale Steyn
    Which team will be the biggest disappointment apropos their pre-tourney standing: India
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: England
    Player of the Tourney: Mitchell Starc
    Player of the Final: Mitchell Starc
    Predict an upset in a group stage game: Ireland v WI (though would that even be an upset at this point?)
    Biggest dud player of the tourney: Rohit Sharma
    Random prediction: Pakistan to claim that lack of sleep due to continued hassling by local ghosts as the main cause of their QF exit.
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    Winners: Australia
    Runners Up: England
    Semi finalists: New Zealand, Sri Lanka
    Leading run scorer: Kumar Sangakkara
    Leading wicket taker: Mitchell Starc
    Highest individual innings scorer: Rohit Sharma (double ton at Eden Park against a minnow)
    Highest individual innings wicket taker: Stuart Broad
    Which team will be the biggest disappointment apropos their pre-tourney standing: India and South Africa
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: England
    Player of the Tourney: James Anderson
    Player of the Final: Steve Smith
    Predict an upset in a group stage game: Afghanistan v New Zealand
    Biggest dud player of the tourney: MS Dhoni
    Random prediction: Trent Boult to take 1/75 in the semi-final but also pull off a genius catch and slog 20 with the bat to give faint but futile hope. Howsie v The World gets even hotter.
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    Winners: New Zealand
    Runners Up: Australia
    Semi finalists: South Africa, England
    Leading run scorer: Kane Williamson
    Leading wicket taker: Mitchell Starc
    Highest individual innings scorer: ABDV 150 (65) vs. India
    Highest individual innings wicket taker: Boult 6-fer vs. Scotland
    Which team will be the biggest disappointment apropos their pre-tourney standing: India
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: England
    Player of the Tourney: Kane Williamson
    Player of the Final: Kane Williamson
    Predict an upset in a group stage game: Ireland to beat India
    Biggest dud player of the tourney: Kohli
    Random prediction: Match-fixing allegations against the India team, particularly MSD and Raina

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    True the Mudgal report,that and the IPL auction rumoured to be during the World cup,could cause quite a stir Zorax,i wasn't going to name them tho.But i guess 1 last hurrah before being banned i guess.

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    Winners: South Africa
    Runners Up: New Zealand
    Semi finalists: Australia, Sri Lanka
    Leading run scorer: Hashim Amla
    Leading wicket taker: Dale Steyn
    Highest individual innings scorer: Brendon McCullum
    Highest individual innings wicket taker: Mitchell Johnson
    Which team will be the biggest disappointment apropos their pre-tourney standing: India
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: Ireland
    Player of the Tourney: Hashim Amla
    Player of the Final: Hashim Amla
    Predict an upset in a group stage game: Ireland v West Indies
    Biggest dud player of the tourney: Chris Gayle
    Random prediction: Kane Williamson to take a key wicket in the semi-final
    Last edited by James; 26-01-2015 at 08:01 PM.

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    Winners: NZ
    Runners Up: Australia
    Semi finalists: SA, SL
    Leading run scorer: McCullum
    Leading wicket taker: Johnson
    Highest individual innings scorer: Warner
    Highest individual innings wicket taker: Narine
    Which team will be the biggest disappointment apropos their pre-tourney standing: India (hopefully)
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: NZ
    Player of the Tourney: McCullum
    Player of the Final: Boult
    Predict an upset in a group stage game: Ireland beat WI
    Biggest dud player of the tourney: Rahane
    Random prediction: Warner to be suspended for sledging/ abuse.
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    Winners: Australia
    Runners Up: Pakistan
    Semi finalists: SA, NZ
    Leading run scorer: De Villiers
    Leading wicket taker: Starc
    Highest individual innings scorer: Kohli
    Highest individual innings wicket taker: Starc
    Which team will be the biggest disappointment apropos their pre-tourney standing: India (not making semi)
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: Pakis
    Player of the Tourney: De Villiers
    Player of the Final: Clarke
    Predict an upset in a group stage game: Afghanistan over Sri Lanka
    Biggest dud player of the tourney: Williamson
    Random prediction: Maxwell to take the most catches in the tournament.
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    Winners: South Africa
    Runners Up: New Zealand
    Semi finalists: Australia, England
    Leading run scorer: Steve Smith
    Leading wicket taker: Mitchell McClenaghan
    Highest individual innings scorer: David Warner
    Highest individual innings wicket taker: Mitchell Starc
    Which team will be the biggest disappointment apropos their pre-tourney standing: India
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: England
    Player of the Tourney: AB de Villers
    Player of the Final: Hashim Amla
    Predict an upset in a group stage game: Afghanistan beating England but England still qualifying
    Biggest dud player of the tourney: Sunil Narine
    Random prediction:England to do what they did in 2011 by losing randomly to bad teams buut also pulling off great wins against the big nations and reaching the semis

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    Winners: South Africa
    Runners Up: Australia
    Semi finalists: Pakistan, New Zealand
    Leading run scorer: Hashim Amla
    Leading wicket taker: One of the Mitchells
    Highest individual innings scorer: AB de Villiers
    Highest individual innings wicket taker: Vernon Philander
    Which team will be the biggest disappointment apropos their pre-tourney standing: India
    Which team will over achieve apropos their pre-tourney standing: Bangladesh
    Player of the Tourney: AB de Villiers
    Player of the Final: Hashim Amla
    Predict an upset in a group stage game: UAE to beat Pakistan by 165 runs in Napier
    Biggest dud player of the tourney: Steven Smith
    Random prediction: Spidercam will malfunction during the final and scone a fielder just as he's lining up a vital catch.

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