West Indies team missed out on a place in the 2023 World Cup. This was the first time in the 50-over tournament’s history that the Caribbean team failed to secure a qualification.
Bangladesh have been officially eliminated from the race for the 2023 World Cup semifinals after their defeat to Pakistan in the league stage. The Asian team has become the first side to be knocked out of the mega event.
Prior to the World Cup, many fans expected Bangladesh to put up a fight and the Tigers’ domination in recent bilateral ODI series in the subcontinent was a chief reason.
Last year, Bangladesh beat an almost full-strength Indian team 2-1 in a three-match ODI series.
However, the Tigers could not replicate that performance at the World Cup. They started the tournament with a win against Afghanistan but suffered defeats at the hands of India, Pakistan, Netherlands, England, South Africa and New Zealand.
A majority of their fans were disappointed with the quality of cricket that the team played in the 2023 World Cup.
Fans were quick to take to social media to react to their latest defeat against Pakistan by seven wickets in Kolkata. Here are some of the top reactions:
Considering the way Bangladesh has played cricket recently, they don’t deserve to play in the World Cup.
— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) October 31, 2023
Westindies would have been a better team to be in WC
— cricfan (@CrickidaV) October 31, 2023
A fan carried a poster of ‘Miss You West Indies’, which has gone viral on social media now.
Hyderabad hosted a match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Tuesday (October 10) night in the 2023 World Cup. A decent number of fans turned up to watch the match live at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. While most of the fans supported either Pakistan or Sri Lanka, a fan reminded everyone that he was missing the West Indies team.
“Miss you West Indies,” the fan’s poster read.
“We Miss You West Indies” Placard in Hyderabad.
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— CricketGully (@thecricketgully) October 10, 2023
Test-playing nations West Indies, Ireland, Zimbabwe, and Sri Lanka missed out on a direct spot. A World Cup Qualifier tournament happened in Zimbabwe earlier this year featuring 10 teams, including the teams that failed to qualify through the Super League.