With the 2023 World Cup just seven months away, there are still four sides vying for the final automatic qualification spot in the World Cup Super League
India, being the hosts, qualify automatically for the event, while England, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan have made the tournament after each winning 11 or more of their games.
The final automatic qualification spot in the league will be contested by West Indies (the current occupiers), Ireland, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Zimbabwe and the Netherlands currently sit in the final two positions in the league and have already been ruled out of the running for the final space.
They, along with the ninth and tenth placed sides at the end of the league, will compete in the qualifier tournament in June, with two teams advancing to the main World Cup.
Here’s what west Indies still in contention needs to qualify automatically for the 2023 World Cup.
While they currently occupy eighth place in the table, the West Indies would need something of a miracle to stay there for the rest of the Super League.
They have played all of their 24 games and won just nine, leaving them with 88 points after being deducted two for a slow over rate.
To stay in the automatic qualification places, they will need Sri Lanka to lose their series with New Zealand 2-1 or 3-0, South Africa to lose the final two matches of their postponed series against the Netherlands (or draw, 1-1 but lose heavily enough to finish with a worst run rate than the West Indies), and Bangladesh to avoid a whitewash against Ireland in their remaining series set to take place in May.