First Match Between Ireland And Bangladesh Abandoned Due To Rain, 8 Teams Get Direct Tickets To ICC Men’s World Cup 2023

The first match of the three-ODI series played between Ireland and Bangladesh in Chelmsford was washed out due to rain, and with this, host Ireland’s hopes of qualifying directly for this year’s ODI World Cup in India were also ended. Now Ireland will have to play the qualifiers.

At the same time, South Africa’s lottery opened, and they became the 8th team to qualify for the ODI World Cup directly. Now South Africa can play something other than qualifiers. At the same time, Ireland will have to play the qualifiers in Zimbabwe in June.

After winning the toss in the first ODI, Ireland chose to bowl first, and Bangladesh scored 246 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Chasing the target, Ireland scored 65 runs for losing 3 wickets in 16.3 overs. However, it started raining, further play could not be started, and the match was canceled. Ireland suffered a loss when South Africa’s lottery opened.

South Africa’s hopes of qualifying directly were pinned on the three-ODI series played between Ireland and Bangladesh. If Ireland wins the series 3-0, they have equal points with South Africa. The net run rate will be analyzed to decide the last place. However, due to the rain in Ireland’s first ODI against Bangladesh, South Africa avoided the situation and qualified directly for the ODI World Cup.

South Africa defeated the Netherlands in their last ODI series. Both matches were won by hosts South Africa. With this series win, South Africa had leapfrogged the West Indies in the points table and moved up to the eighth and last position in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League points table.

Which teams have qualified:- India (hosts), New Zealand, England, Australia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and South Africa.

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