Once Two Times WC Champions, Now Have To Play Qualifiers With Average Nations


Once showed absolute dominance in world cricket, this country will be taking part in the qualifiers to ensure its presence in the upcoming 2023 world cup. The West Indian team is currently in a conflicting series with UAE prior to the qualifiers of the world cup that are set to take place between June 18 to July 9 in Zimbabwe

The West Indies men’s cricket team, two-time World Cup champions, will have to play in the qualifying tournament for the 2023 World Cup. This is because they did not finish in the top eight teams in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.  

West Indies team has marked two crucial world cup trophies to its name, leaving a dominating impact on the other cricketing nations. The two times champion is on a tour of Dubai for a three-match ODI series with the host team UAE. 

The fact that two times champions will be playing qualifiers matches to ensure its position in the world cup 2023 stuns fans. However, the team’s position in terms of performance over a couple of years has shrinked to worse.

The drain of players has impaired their squad and the team is still struggling to find its ideal playing 11. The Super League is a round-robin tournament that serves as the qualification pathway for the World Cup. 

The top eight teams in the Super League automatically qualify for the World Cup, while the bottom four teams must play in the qualifying tournament. The West Indies finished ninth in the Super League, so they will have to compete in the qualifying tournament in order to reach the World Cup.

In an ongoing series with the UAE, West Indies left a winning mark in the first ODI to lead the series by 1-0. As far as the two are concerned, the West Indies holds the upper hand over UAE. In conclusion, there are high chances that the West Indies will finish the series with a win.