ODI World Cup 2023: The Sri Lankan team, the champion of the 1996 World Cup and the runner-up of 2007 and 2011, has suffered a major setback in view of the ODI World Cup 2023. The team had recently lost the ticket for the final of the WTC (World Test Championship) and now the ticket for the World Cup has also gone out of the hands of the team. After losing the Test series 2-0 on the current tour of New Zealand, the Asian team has also lost 2-0 against New Zealand in the ODI series. The second ODI of the series was abandoned due to rain. In the third match, the Sri Lankan team had to face defeat by 6 wickets. Due to this defeat, the team has not only lost the series but has also lost the ticket for the ODI World Cup to be held in India.
Talking about this match, the Sri Lankan team playing first was reduced to just 157 runs in 41.3 overs. Matt Henry, Darryl Mitchell and Shipley had 3-3 successes. In response, New Zealand’s start wavered and three players returned to the pavilion for 21 runs. After this, Will Young handled the innings and along with Henry Nicholls took the team to an easy 6 wicket victory. Young scored 86 not out and Nicholls scored 44. In the first match of the series, Sri Lanka had to face a crushing defeat by 198 runs. Now both will play T20 series of three matches.
This will happen in ODI World Cup after 44 years
Let us tell you that for the World Cup 2023 to be held in India, eight teams will qualify directly in the league stage. Out of which seven teams were confirmed and there was a fight between Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa and Ireland for the eighth team. With the defeat in this match, Sri Lanka is now out. That means the Asian champion will now have to play the qualifier round. It will happen after 44 years in the history of ODI World Cup that the Sri Lankan team will play in the qualifiers for the ODI World Cup. Earlier in the 1979 World Cup, Sri Lanka had to play qualifiers. However, this happened recently in T20 World Cup history when West Indies and Sri Lanka played qualifiers before the tournament in 2022.
War in South Africa, West Indies and Ireland
All the matches of West Indies and Sri Lanka in the ongoing World Cup Super League have been completed. Sri Lanka (81) is at 9th position with all its matches now over. At the same time, West Indies is in 8th place with 88 points. On the other hand, South Africa (78) have to play two matches against Netherlands. On the other hand, Ireland’s team is also in this race, which has 68 points and has to play three ODIs against Bangladesh from May 9 to 14. Now taking the equation according to these remaining matches, South Africa will have to win both the matches against the Netherlands to keep their hopes alive.
Cricket World Cup Super League, updated points table
On the other hand, if Ireland’s team wins all the three matches from Bangladesh, then Africa and Irish team will have 98-98 points. On the other hand, if Africa loses even one match and Ireland wins all three, then Ireland will qualify. Otherwise, the loss of both Africa and Ireland will open West Indies’ chances. This means that this race has become very exciting. Sri Lanka are now out and will face nine other teams in the qualifiers starting June 18. After this round, a total of two teams will go to the main round. Then the tournament will start among 10 teams.
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