August 22, 2022: Pakistan cricket team boosted its chances of qualifying directly for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 after sweeping the three-match Netherland series.
On Sunday, Pakistan and New Zealand boosted their chances for direct qualifying in a Cricket World Cup 2023; however, West Indies needs to rely on other results to survive qualification. After six of the eight scheduled series of three ODIs each, third-placed Pakistan has 120 points with 12 wins.
All Pakistani players, especially Captain Babar Azam, gave a commendable performance in the innings as he hit 91 runs in 125 balls. Other notable performers include Fakhar Zaman (26), Mohammad Nawaz (27), and Agha Salman (24).
Third-placed Pakistan has 120 points with 12 wins; however top three sides are separated by 5 points. England leads the table with 125 points while Pakistan separates from Bangladesh only by net run rate. It is important to note that only 8 cricket teams will have a chance to directly qualify for the next year’s ICC Men’s World Cup.
India has already directly qualified for the tournament as they will host the World Chup 2023. West Indies stands in the 7th position in the table after completing all their 24 super league matches. To stay among the top 8, West Indies will have to hope that the other results go their ways.