ICC World Cup Qualifiers is coming to an exciting end as five teams from Super Six can make it to the final and qualify for 2019 World Cup. There is just three league matches remaining in the Super Six and five teams are vying for the top two slots to make it to the final and qualify for 2019 World Cup.
Here are points table at the moment in Super Six.
The three matches left in Super Six:
West Indies vs Scotland at Harare on March 21
UAE vs Zimbabwe at Harare on March 22
Ireland vs Afghanistan at Harare on March 23
Cricwizz takes a look what are each team’s chances in qualifying for the final of ICC World Cup Qualifiers and 2019 World Cup.
The Windies top the group at the moment with 6 points from 4 matches. They play their last game against Scotland and would look to win the clash to gain a direct entry into the final with 8 points rather than depend on net run-rate if they get tied up on 6 points with another team.
Afghanistan are placed fifth with 4 points from 4 matches. They play the last clash against Ireland. Their best chance to qualify for final depends on them winning the game against Ireland, and hoping and praying that Zimbabwe and Scotland lose their last games against UAE and West Indies respectively. That’s a tall ask for Afghanistan.
Ireland need to win their last game against Afghanistan and hope Zimbabwe and Scotland lose their last games against UAE and West Indies respectively. They are on the same boast as Afghanistan.
Zimbabwe need to win their last match against UAE to qualify for the final. If Scotland too win their match against West Indies, then Scotland and Zimbabwe will qualify. If Zimbabwe lose, and Scotland win, then Scotland and West Indies will qualify if they have a better net run-rate against the winner of the game between Ireland and Afghanistan.
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They are out of the race for the final, but can spoil Zimbabwe’s party if they beat them.
Prediction: Our prediction says West Indies and Zimbabwe will qualify for the final in ICC World Cup Qualifiers and to the 2019 World Cup.