First Time In The History West Indies Fail To Qualify For ODI World Cup

Mumbai: Two-time champions West Indies have failed to qualify for ODI World Cup for the first time in history. This comes after they lost their first ODI World Cup Qualifier 2023 Super Six stage match against Scotland.

West Indies required a victory against the Scots to keep their thin capability trusts alive yet were bowled out for 181. Riding on Matthew Cross and Brandon McMullen’s thumps, Scotland pursued down the objective with 6.3 overs in excess.

The winners of the 1975 and 1979 editions, this is the first time in the 48 years of contest history that West Indies won’t highlight among the main 10 groups in limited overs cricket. It was likewise Scotland’s very first win over the Caribbean side in the ODIs

The West Indies created a dreary show with the bat — 181 all out in 43.5 overs — and Scotland showed no doubts in knocking off the objective to win with seven wickets close by and stack up additional lowness on the double cross title holders.

Matthew Cross (74 not out off 107 balls) secured the pursuit flawlessly and it generally appeared to be one group that would win and that absolutely wasn’t the West Indies. With two more matches left, regardless of whether West Indies win, they can arrive at up to four points while Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe as of now have six points in their three games.

Scotland with this success is on four points and would figure that an agitated can assist them with slipping into the competition appropriately. It seems, by all accounts, to be the last nail in the casket for a cricket crew that has been on a terminal downfall for the beyond twenty years.

While they came out on top for two T20 World Cup championships in 2012 and 2016, the presentation in two conventional configurations – – Tests and ODIs have spiraled southwards.

Ironically, West Indies were forced to play the qualifier before the 2019 World Cup also but eventually managed to finish in top two along with Afghanistan to save themselves from embarrassment.

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