ODI WC qualification: Tough road ahead for WI; Pak, NZ may get direct entry
Pakistan and New Zealand, following their ODI sequence victories in opposition to Netherlands and West Indies respectively on Sunday, have strengthened their possibilities of direct qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup to be held in India subsequent 12 months.
However, the West Indies must depend on different outcomes if they’re to keep away from subsequent 12 months’s Qualifier.
Babar Azam’s aspect registered a slim nine-run conquer a combating Netherlands in Rotterdam on Sunday and moved equal on factors with second-placed Bangladesh because of the win.
Only internet run fee separates Pakistan from Bangladesh now, with England main all groups on 125 factors from their 18 matches performed.
New Zealand’s five-wicket win over the West Indies additionally noticed them achieve an important 10 Cricket World Cup Super League factors as they maintained fourth place on the standings with a complete of 110 factors, in accordance with ICC.
The outcome from the sequence decider on the Kensington Oval in Barbados was not sort for West Indies although, who’ve now accomplished all 24 of their Super League matches and sit seventh on the present standings.
Only the highest eight groups will qualify straight for the 50-over World Cup in India, and West Indies would want a bunch of different outcomes going their manner if they’re to stay inside that high eight on the finish of the qualification interval.
India have an opportunity to go ahead of fifth-placed Afghanistan once they tackle Zimbabwe within the third and last ODI of their sequence in Harare on Monday.
Should West Indies end exterior the highest eight on the standings they are going to be pressured into the Qualifier in Zimbabwe subsequent 12 months, alongside the remaining groups and 5 Associate sides simply to earn their ticket to subsequent 12 months’s 50-over international match.
West Indies are the two-time winners of the World Cup having lifted the trophy in 1975 and 1979 and in addition completed runners-up in 1983.
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