Zimbabwe On The Brink Of Qualifying For World Cup

Zimbabwe Cricket is on the brink of qualifying for the 2019 Cricket World Cup to be held in England after Ireland dispatched Scotland by 25 runs in a crucial Super Six fixture of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday.

Ireland’s victory means they remain in the hunt for a place in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

However, Zimbabwe leads the points table with five points and meets the Windies on Monday in a match which will make them the first side to qualify for the World Cup provided they beat the two-time former world champions.

In the scenario of the Windies winning the match, the tournament will remain wide open and any two of the five leading sides can qualify for the ICC’s pinnacle 50-over tournament which will be held in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July.

The top two sides from this tournament will qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, They now have four points with one match against Afghanistan (on 23 March) remaining, while Scotland remains on five points with a match against the Windies (on 21 March) in hand.