Mohammad Nabi and his Afghanistan team-mates have a good time. (Photograph by Surjeet Yadav/AFP)
Afghanistan have gained direct qualification to subsequent yr’s 50-over World Cup after their deserted second one-day worldwide in opposition to Sri Lanka, the Worldwide Cricket Council stated.
The Afghans and the hosts took 5 Tremendous League factors every in Pallekele on Sunday, holding the guests in seventh place within the desk and guaranteeing them at the very least eighth place.
Hosts India and the seven highest-ranked different groups earn direct entry to the 2023 match.
4 groups are scrapping for the final remaining direct entry spot – two-time champions West Indies, Eire, former winners Sri Lanka, and South Africa.
Sri Lanka might be hoping for a win within the ultimate ODI of the Afghanistan tour on Wednesday to spice up their probabilities and tie the present three-match sequence.
Afghanistan gained the primary ODI by 60 runs on Friday.
In addition to the hosts, thus far defending champions England, New Zealand, Australia, Bangladesh and Pakistan have additionally secured direct entry into subsequent yr’s match.
The closing date for the ultimate Tremendous League standings is on 31 Could 2023.
The remaining nations should play within the qualifying matches together with 5 affiliate groups for the ultimate two spots.
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