It seems promising for Afghanistan as they appear to make it to their second consecutive World Cup, after Nepal’s win sends the Afghans by from Group B on web run fee.
With three losses to their title, Afghanistan have been forward of Hong Kong on web run-rate and wanted an enormous favour from Nepal with a view to progress.
Paras Khadka’s facet delivered with a stand of 89 between Rohit Kumar and Sompal Kami that then rescued them from 66-5, having bowled Hong Kong out for 153.
West Indies with large hitter Evin Lewis made it 4 straight wins at World Cup qualifying after beating the Netherlands in Harare earlier this week.
Lewis hit an enormous 84 because the two-time World Cup winners obtained 309-6 from 48 overs in drenched climate circumstances, because the Netherlands had a variety of catching as much as do with 167-6.
This meant that Windies have been high of Group A, with Ireland progressing too with 226-run thrashing of the United Arab Emirates.
Irishman Paul Stirling inflicted a scorching 126 because the Irish obtained 313-6 from solely 44 overs, earlier than wiping out the Emirates for less than 91, hardly a shock there actually.
With two factors Ireland now head to the following spherical as the opposite six sides put together to battle it out and hope for some luck for the final two spots at subsequent 12 months’s match in England and Wales.
One match to look out for is between Zimbabwe and Scotland, after a memorable tie in Bulawayo and with three factors every, this guarantees to be one other properly contested match.
Scotland misplaced wickets at common intervals through the chase however discovered themselves solely needing two from seven balls with two wickets in hand, the Scots misplaced two batsmen in two deliveries, making certain a tie.
The Netherlands managed simply the one win within the group stage, towards Papua New Guinea. Having misplaced their remaining three fixtures towards Ireland, United Arab Emirates and Windies, who topped Group A with 4 consecutive victories. No doubt they are going to now be hoping for some luck as we method the following stage of match.
The major concern for the Dutch has obtained to be their batting, with the important openers having didn’t ship when it counts and the remainder of the line-up not managing to deal with the added duty that took place following poor performances.
Hong Kong has additionally needed to cope with poor batting, with Christopher Carter, in for Aizaz Khan in HK’s final group encounter towards Nepal, however Carter failed to offer a cushty basis for Hong Kong. Captained by Babar Hayat, who has been off type of late, meant that Anshuman Rath, who has been among the many runs, will as soon as once more play a key position within the center order.
In different information, it’s third time unfortunate for Brian Vitori as he was handed a suspension final week by the Event Panel of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018. The purpose being that the left-arm quick bowler makes use of an unlawful bowling motion.
The suspension begins with quick impact, with the ICC citing:
“As per Article 3.6.2 of the ICC Illegal Bowling Regulations, Vitori’s bowling action was filmed in the next match he played after being reported, which was against Afghanistan on Tuesday, and the video footage of his bowling spells were provided to the Event Panel of Helen Bayne and Mark King, who are both members of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, for analysis and assessment,” stated the ICC on Thursday.
“Following its evaluate, the Event Panel concluded that Vitori employs an unlawful bowling motion, and, as such, in accordance with Article 6.5 of the rules, he has been instantly suspended from bowling in worldwide cricket.
“Vitori’s newest reporting has been handled in accordance with the regulation, for a Specified Event, which incorporates the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018.
Perhaps Vitori has rather a lot to be taught from Brian Booth, thought-about by many as one of many nicest males to have ever performed Test cricket. No one has ever had a nasty phrase to say about Booth. A pious man, he attends a non secular service each Sunday on tour, even the social gathering boys don’t have anything however reward for the person. Booth was additionally modest to a fault.
Predictions are nonetheless open as to which group will win this match, with Windies wiping out all opponents of their approach thus far. Although it was extensively reported that some members of the Windies camp didn’t wish to go to the match, Jason Holder was reported saying, “We’re looking to win every game in the tournament (and) we’ve come here to beat every single person.”
We can safely assume that having overwhelmed the UAE, Ireland and the Netherlands we at the moment are seeing considerably of an announcement of intent from the Windies for subsequent 12 months’s match in England and Wales. Having gained 4 factors already, they need to be capable to win this match.