The consistent performances from the last three years have helped Scotland seal its place in the World Cup 2023 Qualifier. The event will take place in June-July 2023 in Zimbabwe.
Scotland cricket team achieved the World Cup 2023 Qualifier place in the ongoing ODI World Cup Super League 2019-2023. The Richie Berrington-led side secured an eight-wicket victory over Nepal on Thursday (December 8) at Windhoek.
Brandon McMullen, Safyaan Sharif and Mark Watt scalped two wickets apiece to bundle out Nepal for 119. In reply, Christopher McBride (46*) and George Munsey (45) helped Scotland to chase the score with three overs to spare.
Presently, Scotland are at the pole position with 22 wins in the 32 matches and eight losses amounting to 46 points. In this process, they got past Oman (44 points), who are now placed second in the standings.
Calum Macleod, who retired recently is the top-scorer for Scotland in the tournament with 1051 runs in 26 innings at an average of 42.04. Mark Watt leads the bowling charts with 41 wickets at an economy of 3.57.
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After Scotland’s entry, Namibia pushed strongly for the World Cup 2023 Qualifier spot
In the ODI World Cup Super League 2019-23, Namibia mark their presence in the third spot with 18 wins in 30 games and 37 points. Interestingly, they have tasted victories in 11 out of 13 games and are in terrific momentum.
Namibia cricket team on Wednesday won by 86 runs against Nepal and enhanced their chances for qualifying for the World Cup 2023 Qualifier. They posted 275, with the top contribution from Michael van Lingen (121).
Then, JJ Smit, Tangeni Lungameni and Pikky Ya France bagged two wickets each to restrict the opposition to 189. As a result, this victory helped them to eclipse the USA, who are at 35 points in 36 appearances.
The top three teams from the ODI Super World Cup League 2019-23 will make their entry to the World Cup 2023 Qualifier. Scotland, Oman and Namibia are in contention to be finishing in the top three spots.
Along with these three teams, five bottom-placed teams from the ODI Super League (top-ranked teams) and two teams from Qualifier Play-off will play in the World Cup 2023 Qualifier.
Zimbabwe will be the host of the 10-team tournament from June 18 to July 9, 2023. The T20 World Cup 2022 Qualifiers also took place in the African country during the same month this year.