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The cricketing world was left shocked as two-time ODI World Cup champions, West Indies did not even qualify for this 12 months’s mega occasion, with the loss towards Scotland proving to be the ultimate nail within the coffin for them. West Indies, already getting ready to elimination, had been hammered by Scotland on Saturday. The outcome despatched the cricketing fraternity right into a state of shock, with many greats of the sport and former cricketers going numb over what the outcome meant for the forthcoming occasion in India.
Numerous West Indies greats, who had been in Zimbabwe in numerous capacities for the World Cup qualifiers, struggled to grasp how one of many biggest cricketing nations did not even qualify for this 12 months’s showpiece occasion.
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West Indies, needing a win to maintain their slim qualification hopes alive, had been bowled out for 181 of their 50 overs earlier than Scotland chased down the goal with 6.3 overs to spare in Harare.
Shai Hope’s males have zero factors with solely two matches remaining within the Super Six stage in Zimbabwe after earlier defeats by Zimbabwe and the Netherlands.
The international one-day showpiece, which can be held in India from October 5 till November 19, can be notable for the absence of one of many sport’s conventional powerhouses.
Scotland exacted revenge for an agonising and controversial loss by the West Indies on the earlier World Cup Qualifier in 2018 which noticed them miss out on the principle match with a primary one-day worldwide win over their opponents.
They now sit simply two factors behind Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, with the highest two to qualify for the 10-team occasion, forward of their last two video games towards Zimbabwe on Tuesday and the Dutch two days later.
With AFP inputs
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