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World Cup 2023: Qualification scenario for Scotland and Netherlands

World Cup 2023: Qualification scenario for Scotland and Netherlands

In a thrilling showdown scheduled for Thursday, Scotland and the Netherlands are set to clash for the remaining spot at this year’s ICC World Cup in India. The stakes couldn’t be higher as both teams vie for the coveted qualification.

Having remained unbeaten, Sri Lanka has already secured their spot in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier, currently taking place in Zimbabwe.

According to an official statement released by the ICC, Scotland’s path to progress lies solely in securing a victory. On the other hand, the Netherlands not only need to win but also need to consider the margin that would significantly boost their net run-rate (NRR) to surpass their rivals.

The NRR calculation will depend on the total number of runs scored. For instance, if the Netherlands manage to score 250, Scotland can afford to lose by up to 31 runs. However, a victory margin of 32 runs or more for the Netherlands would elevate their NRR above Scotland’s in this particular scenario.

Furthermore, if Scotland sets a target of 250 and the Netherlands successfully chase it down within approximately 44.1 overs (depending on how they secure the winning runs), Scotland would still maintain an advantage in terms of NRR. However, if the Netherlands achieve victory in fewer overs, they will surpass Scotland’s run rate and claim the second qualification spot.

Zimbabwe, West Indies, and Oman have already been eliminated from contention for the mega event.

Remaining fixtures for the Super Six stage are as follows:

Wednesday, 5 July: West Indies vs. Oman at Harare Sports Club

Thursday, 6 July: Scotland vs. Netherlands at Queen’s Sports Club

Friday, 07 July: Sri Lanka vs. West Indies at Harare Sports Club

Sunday, 09 July: Final at Harare Sports Club

It is important to note that the ICC Cricket World Cup will feature a total of 10 teams competing across 10 venues from October 5 to November 19. The tournament will kick off at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, which will also host the final match.

The competition will follow a round-robin format, with all teams playing against each other in 45 league matches. The top four teams from the league stage will advance to the semifinals, which will be held on November 15 in Mumbai and November 16 in Kolkata. Additionally, reserve days have been allocated for the semifinals and the final to account for any unforeseen circumstances.

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