ICC World Cup Super League Points: Afghanistan qualify for World Cup 2023: Afghanistan has finally confirmed its automatic qualification in the next year’s Cricket World Cup after their ODI match against Sri Lanka was abandoned due to rain. The Asian side will now directly enter the group stage of the ODI World Cup 2023, which will be held in India.
They have sealed a total of 115 rating points and are ranked seventh in the points table, which is topped by team India. The Afghan players have managed to win 11 out of 14 matches so far and are safely cruising to the Cricket World Cup next year.
Notably, the top eight teams in the points table will get a direct ticket to play ODI World Cup 2023. Team India will get an automatic qualification for the showpiece event as they are the host of the tournament.
The Men in Blue have accumulated a total of 134 points in 20 matches, which is 9 points more than the second-ranked team. England and New Zealand are tied in 125 points and are thus ranked second and third respectively. While Australia, Bangladesh and Pakistan are levelled at 120 points which places them in fourth, fifth and sixth position respectively.
However, Sri Lanka’s chances for direct qualification are in jeopardy. The Lankan players will have to fetch positive results from all of their remaining ODI matches in order to get placed in the top eight-ranked side.
The Dhasun Shanaka-led side still has four games left in the ODI World Cup Super League. If they somehow manage to win all their remaining matches they can also comfortably leap ahead of West Indies, which is currently ranked the eighth side.
ICC World Cup Super League Points Table:
|1||India (hosts) (Q)||20||13||6||1||134||+0.782|