New Delhi: South Africa has qualified for the ODI World Cup. As much as this news is tremendous for the cricket fans, equally it is going to excite that African team. Entry strings in South Africa’s ODI World Cup 2023 are connected at a distance of 9,885 kms. It was only after a news came from so far that it was decided that South Africa would participate in the World Cup to be held in India.
The distance of 9,885 kilometers we are talking about is actually the distance to be covered from Ireland to South Africa plane. Bangladesh team has gone to Ireland to play 3 ODI series. The first match between the two teams was on May 9, which was canceled due to rain. As soon as this match was washed out, South Africa qualified for the World Cup.
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South Africa’s entry in ODI World Cup
South Africa has become the 8th team to make it to the World Cup. Apart from earlier hosts India, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, England, Afghanistan and Bangladesh are already there. A total of 10 teams will participate in the ODI World Cup 2023. Means the place of two teams is still vacant.
Zimbabwe will fight for the last 2 places
If those two teams get a place in the last two places, then they will be in the first two places in the Cricket World Cup qualifiers. For the World Cup qualifiers, there is to be a brawl between 10 teams in June this year, whose ground will be Zimbabwe. West Indies and Sri Lanka will be two big teams in this tournament, which missed the direct qualification.
Apart from these two former world champions, there will be teams from Zimbabwe, Nepal, Netherlands, Ireland, Oman, Scotland, UAE and USA playing the World Cup qualifiers.
Ireland’s match washed out, South Africa get tickets
However, what happened in the match between Ireland and Bangladesh, which benefited South Africa, let us now understand in detail. In the match, Bangladesh batted first, who scored 246 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs. In response, Ireland’s team scored 65 runs for 3 wickets in 16.3 overs, but after that the match was washed away due to rain.
Due to rain, this match remained inconclusive, Ireland’s hope of direct qualification was also shattered and South Africa got the advantage.
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