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How can Sri Lanka now qualify for World Cup?

How can Sri Lanka now qualify for World Cup?
01 Sep 2017
  • Post 4-0 series debacle in the ODI series against India, Sri Lanka jeopardized their chance to secure a direct qualification place in the 2019 ICC World Cup.
  • The former World champions required at least two wins in the ongoing five-match series to book an automatic spot at the event.
  • What are the odds for Sri Lanka to qualify? Read to know all about it.

  • How do teams qualify for the ICC World Cup 2019?
    Qualification process
  • The 2019 ICC World Cup is scheduled to take place from May 30 to July 15 in the United Kingdom.
  • The 50-over event, considered as the pinnacle of limited-overs cricket, will see 10 teams taking part in the 2019 tournament.
  • While eight teams- host nation and seven top-ranked teams, qualify directly, the two remaining teams qualify through 'World Cup Qualifier' tournament.

  • World Cup qualification deadline date
    30th September 2017 is the deadline for the direct qualification for 2019 World Cup. The top 7 teams as on this date will automatically qualify for the tournament.

    How many of the eight spots have been sealed?
    01 Sep 2017
  • Apart from the host nation England, six other top-ranked teams are sure to qualify for the 2019 ODI World Cup.
  • This includes South Africa, Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, in the order of ICC rankings.
  • Sri Lanka and West Indies teams with 87 and 78 points respectively will fight it out for the last direct qualification spot.

  • Fixtures and odds to seal the final spot
    All is not lost yet
  • With just one ODI fixture left before the 30th September deadline, Sri Lanka can increase their points by one to 88 if they win the 5th ODI against India.
  • In such a case, West Indies need to win all their six matches, one against Ireland and a 5-match series against England, to get 88 points and edge Sri Lanka on decimal points.

  • A 5-0 series loss scenario
    If Sri Lanka lose 5th ODI to India, West Indies have a chance to overtake them by defeating Ireland and winning over England by 5-0 or 4-1. Either of the teams failing to secure a direct place by 30th September will play the qualifier event.

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