HEADLINE: Sri Lanka's defeat gives West Indies glimmer of hope

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 6, 2003
Posts: 9995
7/12/17 6:59:29 AM 

ZIMBABWE’S historic series win against Sri Lanka has given the West Indies a glimmer of hope of direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with the gap between two-time former world champions West Indies and 1996 champions Sri Lanka narrowed to 10 points on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings.India defeated the West Indies by 3-1 and Zimbabwe overpowered Sri Lanka by 3-2, resulting in changes to the ODI team rankings, giving West Indies renewed hope in the race to the September 30, 2017 cut-off date for direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Sri Lanka had entered the series against Zimbabwe, needing to win by 4-1 or better to secure a place in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2017.However, the eventual result has brought the West Indies back in contention as Sri Lanka slipped from 93 points to 88 points, which, in turn, has meant the 16 points gap between the eighth and ninth ranked sides has been trimmed to 10 points.According to the current Future Tours Programme, Sri Lanka will now have a second chance to qualify directly for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 when they host India for a five-ODI series in August.

read more at Guyana Chronicle


Full Story

link SirGarny Joined: Nov 13, 2002
Posts: 8470
7/12/17 9:12:49 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

And if Sri Lanka win two or more matches in this series, then it will qualify automatically for the ICC’s pinnacle 50-over tournament, irrespective of how England and the West Indies series pans out.
However, Sri Lanka’s failure to win two matches against India will mean the West Indies will still have a chance to avoid featuring in next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
If India beat Sri Lanka by 4-1, then the West Indies will have to win all five matches against England. But, if India sweep all five ODIs against Sri Lanka, then the West Indies will need to beat England by 4-0 or better.


Windies are headed to the qualifier on that basis! Can't see Courtney Browne and Dave Cameron selecting the best available players....no matter what the opportunity.

cry

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
Posts: 2371
7/12/17 9:20:11 AM 
In reply to SirGarny

Would commonsense prevail among most other teams to select your best players so as to give the WI an opportunity to qualify? No such commonsense here in the WI, we rather not qualify than play our best players! Shame! Shame!

link culpepperboy Joined: Jun 2, 2011
Posts: 2876
7/12/17 11:59:07 AM 
In reply to Slipfeeler

Who are our best players?

link nick2020 Joined: Jul 2, 2012
Posts: 17957
7/12/17 8:20:59 PM 
In reply to culpepperboy

Three W's

cool

link Slipfeeler Joined: Dec 22, 2015
Posts: 2371
7/12/17 9:53:47 PM 
In reply to culpepperboy

I think you are smart enough to know the answer to that question, pretentious cynicism by some fans help no one in the region.

Very Happy Smile Sad Surprised Shocked Confused Cool Laughing Razz Embarassed Crying or Very sad Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil Rolling Eyes Wink