Bangladesh defeated the West Indies 3-0 in the ODI series of three matches.© AFP
Bangladesh kicked off their qualifying campaign for the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in style, sweeping their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series against the West Indies. Bangladesh showed a tough all-round match to beat the West Indies by 120 runs in the third ODI of the three-match series on Monday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. The result of 3-0 at home has brought Bangladesh to second place in the points table, as they are on 30 points together with England, but are at the forefront of net run rate.
Australia, which so far is one of only two sides to have played two series, while the other is England, leads with 40 points in the Super League, which was introduced last year to add context to ODI cricket.
Pakistan is at 20 points with two wins, as is Afghanistan, after winning the first two games of their running series against Ireland. Zimbabwe, Ireland and India have each won one match so far.
All sides will play four home and four away series of three games, with seven teams receiving direct qualifying places to join host country India at the 2023 event.
The tournament is characterized by the 12 ICC Full Members and the Netherlands, who qualified by winning the 2015-17 ICC World Cricket League Championship.
Teams get 10 points for a win, five for a stop / draw / no result and none for a loss, while points can be deducted for slow over-percentages in matches.
Sides are ranked by total points earned and those who do not qualify directly will be given a second chance through a qualifier that will be played in June and July 2023.
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