ODI 2020–23 World Cup Super League

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This is the thread to discuss the ongoing ODI World Cup Super League. It essentially acts as the initial qualifier for the 2023 World Cup and consists of 13 teams (the 12 test playing nations + the Netherlands) playing 24 matches (8 x 3 match series) with each match being worth 10 points. This is how it stands at the moment:

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The top 8 teams at the end of the league automatically qualify for the World Cup. The remaining 5 have to battle it out with 5 other teams from the lower leagues for the remaining 2 World Cup spots. The idea is to give the often maligned "meaningless" ODI bilateral series some context. Given a lot of the series played in this won't gather enough interest to have their own thread I'd thought it'd be a good idea to have this all encompassing thread for those series.
 

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Another reason I wanted to make this thread is because there's a former World Cup Winner (+ 2-time runner up) who I think are in huge danger of missing out on an automatic spot. Sri Lanka have a tough draw as it is - they don't get to play Ireland or the Netherlands - and in their first 5 matches they have lost all of them to the West Indies (3-0) and Bangladesh (currently 2-0). Teams they will likely be competing with for the final few spots.
 
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Congratulations to the Netherlands on their 2-1 win over Ireland. Bertus de Jong's 'Red List' system is quite on the money:



South Africa are looking weak, but may be saved by those below them. Sri Lanka are in enormous trouble, and I would not be surprised to see them finish in last (though I don't think they will).
 

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Looks at the moment that Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Ireland and Sri Lanka will be going to the qualifier.

South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are fighting out to avoid that last spot. Ban and Afg are looking pretty good and if SAF can sustain their current form the Windies look most in danger.
 

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Remember this thing? Gave context to ODI bilateral cricket and everyone just ignored it? Anyway, Afghanistan taking a 2-0 lead in their ODI series against Sri Lanka has them qualified for the World Cup now which means 7 of the 8 automatic qualifiers are confirmed.

West Indies, Ireland, Sri Lanka, South Africa fighting it out for the last spot. South Africa have 8 games to play but 3 of those they've essentially forfeited to Australia so they can play their domestic T20 league.

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Remember this thing? Gave context to ODI bilateral cricket and everyone just ignored it? Anyway, Afghanistan taking a 2-0 lead in their ODI series against Sri Lanka has them qualified for the World Cup now which means 7 of the 8 automatic qualifiers are confirmed.

West Indies, Ireland, Sri Lanka, South Africa fighting it out for the last spot. South Africa have 8 games to play but 3 of those they've essentially forfeited to Australia so they can play their domestic T20 league.

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Sri Lanka and Ireland won't get above the Windies, so it is down to South Africa or the Windies for the last spot. South Africa need at least 3 wins, easiest way to do that would be a win over England and 2 wins over the Dutch, however we saw that that Netherlands are no easy beats when playing South Africa.
 

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Sri Lanka and Ireland won't get above the Windies, so it is down to South Africa or the Windies for the last spot. South Africa need at least 3 wins, easiest way to do that would be a win over England and 2 wins over the Dutch, however we saw that that Netherlands are no easy beats when playing South Africa.
Sri Lanka desperately need to win this last ODI against Afghanistan to then allow them to win 2 of the 3 v NZ. Ireland get hurt by the 1st tie breaker being most wins rather than NRR but will have Bangladesh in Ireland with Bangladesh's IPL players unavailable.
 

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Sri Lanka desperately need to win this last ODI against Afghanistan to then allow them to win 2 of the 3 v NZ. Ireland get hurt by the 1st tie breaker being most wins rather than NRR but will have Bangladesh in Ireland with Bangladesh's IPL players unavailable.
I mean Ireland have performed well this year without necessary getting the results, but it would be a tough ask sweeping the Bangers. Sri Lanka have the slightest of chances pinching two games against NZ, but won't win three, meaning their next game is vital.
 

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