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Pak & WI stands unqualified for World Cup
After losing a game against West Indies in a 3-match series, Pakistan cricket team has positioned itself in an uneasy stage to qualify for ICC World Cup-2019.
According to International Cricket Council directions, England and seven other top teams on 30th September 2017 will stand directly qualified to World Cup. And four other teams will make it through from the qualifying tournament next year.
Not just Pakistan, the ICC T20 World Cup winner of 2016 – West Indies also failed to make inroads for the 2019 one day World Cup. As per the latest ODI rankings, Pak and WI were ranked in seventh and eighth position while Afghanistan team is in the 10th. Bangladesh, taking 7th position in the rankings, found itself in the list of qualifiers.
Other teams that are qualified for World Cup – India, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, England and Srilanka. However, opportunity for Pakistan to qualify for the biggest championship is still open in the form of 10-team ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifying tournament in 2018.