Pakistan and Zimbabwe face off to start 2023 ICC World Cup qualification bid

Pakistan and Zimbabwe face off to start 2023 ICC World Cup qualification bid
By: PTI | Dubai |

October 28, 2020 7:44:47 pm

Pakistan have misplaced only one out of 19 ODIs over six earlier house sequence in opposition to Zimbabwe. (File Photo)

Former world champions Pakistan host Zimbabwe within the ICC males’s World Cup Super League sequence in Rawalpindi from Friday because the groups start their qualification marketing campaign for the 2023 World Cup, scheduled to be held in India.

A file of shedding only one out of 19 ODIs over six earlier house sequence in opposition to Zimbabwe would give new captain Babar Azam confidence forward of their opening sequence of the Super League, launched to carry context to ODI cricket and to affirm the highest seven groups with direct spots for the World Cup together with hosts India.

Featuring 13 groups, the 12 ICC full members and the Netherlands, who certified by profitable the ICC World Cricket League Championship 2015-17, the Super League will see sides play eight three-match sequence every, 4 at house and 4 away.

The sides failing to qualify straight will get a second shot by a Qualifier.

Each group will get 10 factors for a win, 5 for a tie/no consequence/abandonment and none for a loss. Teams can be ranked in accordance to whole factors earned throughout the eight sequence.

England, who gained the ICC males’s World Cup as hosts final 12 months, lead the factors desk with 30 factors after that includes in each sequence performed up to now. They beat Ireland 2-1 earlier than shedding to Australia by the identical margin final month.

Babar, who was participant of the sequence of their final ODI rubber in opposition to Sri Lanka performed over a 12 months in the past, is the top-ranked participant from both facet within the ICC males’s ODI participant rankings. He is ranked third amongst batters and the one one within the sequence who’s within the high 10 of both the batting or bowling rankings.

Left-handed opener Imam-ul-Haq has a superb likelihood of transferring again into the highest 10, as he’s simply two factors behind England’s Jonny Bairstow and 4 others too are inside 13 score factors.

Fakhar Zaman is 4 locations behind Imam in 15th place, whereas Haris Sohail (32nd) and Mohammad Hafeez (44th) can be others within the focus from the rankings perspective.

With Mohammad Amir not named within the squad for the sequence, fellow left-arm quick bowler Shaheen Afridi, a star of the Pakistan facet that performed within the ICC Under-19 males’s World Cup 2018 in New Zealand, is the house facet’s main bowler in 24th place.

Spinners Shadab Khan (28th) and Imad Wasim (33rd) comply with within the record.

For Chamu Chibhabha-led Zimbabwe, Sikandar Raza leads the batters’ rankings in 47th place, 11 locations beneath his career-best 36th place that he attained 5 years in the past. Brendan Taylor, who has been within the high 10 up to now, is in 50th place whereas Sean Williams is 57th.

Fast bowler Tendai Chatara, who performed within the ICC Under-19 males’s World Cup 2010 in New Zealand, is ranked 43rd amongst bowlers and could be trying to transfer again in direction of his career-best 23rd place in April 2015. Spinners Williams (64th) and Raza (70th) too have attained higher rankings up to now.

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