Ireland will need to win each of their three fixtures against Bangladesh to qualify for 2023 ODI World Cup.
Ireland are gearing up for a essential three-match ODI collection towards Bangladesh, which money owed World Cup Super League factors for a berth in the approaching World Cup in India. The collection will be key for South Africa, who will eagerly be following the fits as their direct qualification hopes in the marquee tournament hold via a thread.
For the unversed, the three-match Ireland-Bangladesh collection marks the last chapter of the ICC ODI Super League. While seven groups have already certified for the ODI World Cup, Ireland and South Africa are the two groups in competition for the closing spot. The Proteas are positioned eighth in the World Cup Super League standings with ninety eight factors and a Net Run Rate (NRR) of -0.077. On the different hand, group Ireland are eleventh with sixty eight factors and a NRR of -0.382.
While the Irish facet has an uphill challenge in opposition to the Bangla Tigers, a 3-0 whitewash will hand them a direct qualification for the World Cup at South Africa’s expense. However, Ireland will additionally require a huge win in both of the three suits to increase their NRR as they will be tied on factors with the Proteas even if they win all the fixtures.
The South African contingent will be pinning their hopes on Bangladesh to win the suits as it will assist them tightly closed their berth in the ODI marquee event. Notably, every of the three fixtures will be performed at the County Cricket Ground in Chelmsford. It is the first time the venue hosts a One-Day fixture after 24 years, having hosted two World Cup fits in 1999.
In March, Bangladesh easily beat Ireland 2-0 in a three-match ODI collection and will be gunning to replicate a comparable result. On the different hand, the Irish facet will be razor centered in securing a qualification for the ODI World Cup which will be performed in India in October.