Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Ten Predictions for the Women's World T20

With the start of the Sixth Women's World T20 competition just 10 days away we thought it was time for a few frivolous predictions, so here goes.....feel free to add your own in the comments.

No 1
Chloe Tryon will be the leading player for South Africa
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No 2
Ireland will break several records...that they don't want to break
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No 3
Mithali Raj will open the batting for India and bat too slowly
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No 4
Shemaine Campbell will be the West Indies player of the tournament
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No 5
Nat Sciver will be England's player of the tournament
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No 6
New Zealand will not make it to the semi-finals
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No 7
Sri Lanka will win a big game against England, South Africa or the Windies
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No 8
Harmanpreet Kaur will be India's player of the tournament
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No 9 
Sophie Molineux will be THE player of the tournament
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No 10 - THE BIG ONE
Australia will win the WWT20
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5 comments:

  1. Lets hope you predictions are as good as ever!!!

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    1. Yeah I thought Vipers would make Finals Day again. Got that horribly wrong didn't I?

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  2. Intrigued by your no. 7. If they are anything like last time I saw them, I have never seen a team enjoy playing the sport so much, even when on the wrong end of the result. A win is in many ways what they deserve having had so many problems in the recent past both on and off the pitch.

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  3. I'm hoping the tournament will make Chloe Tryon's name with the wider cricket watching public in a similar way that the 2010 edition did for Dottin, perhaps even more so, given the whole tournament will be televised this time.

    I like Campbelle, but I think the Windies star player will be Matthews. After making her maiden ODI hundred and her first home fifty in T20Is recently, it seems like she's about to step up and become the consistent elite player we've all hoped she'd be. Additional prediction for Matthews - I think after being the Windies star player in this tournament, she'll follow it with by far her best WBBL season.

    Agree this will be the tournament Sciver will show she's just as a good a T20I player as she is in ODIs.

    Regarding NZ, IMO whoever wins the opening match of the tournament (NZ v IND) will be the second semi-finalist from that group. Really tough match to call.

    Which Mandhana we get will be interesting. If she's on a good run of form, I think she'll be the first woman to score 300+ runs at a single edition of the WT20, and that'll be India's best chance of making the final. If not, I don't think they'll make it out of the group stage. IMO Poonam Yadav will be their best bowler.

    Not that it'll matter either way though, because unless something truly remarkable happens, I can't see past Australia for the trophy, regardless of who they meet in the final.

    Difficult to predict who will be AUS star player, because they have so many potential candidates (which is why they'll be champions IMO). I'll go with Haynes.

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