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2023 World Cup – South Africa’s probabilities of direct qualification hit by over-rate penalty

South Africa’s hopes of direct qualification for the ODI World Cup later this 12 months have suffered a setback after they have been docked one level from their tally within the Tremendous League standings for sustaining a sluggish over-rate throughout their defeat to England within the third ODI in Kimberley on Wednesday.

Match referee Jeff Crowe imposed the sanction, discovering Temba Bavuma‘s crew to be one over in need of the goal after time allowances have been considered. South Africa have been additionally fined 20% of their match charge for the offence.

South Africa are presently ninth with 78 factors – they’d 79 earlier than the penalty – within the ODI Tremendous League. The highest eight groups achieve computerized qualification to the 2023 World Cup, whereas the underside 5 within the Tremendous League should play the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier together with 5 Affiliate groups. Two groups from that qualifier will then progress to the World Cup and full the line-up of ten contenders.

Seven of the highest eight spots within the Tremendous League have already been taken by New Zealand, India, England, Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The one spot that’s nonetheless open is presently occupied by West Indies, who’ve 88 factors, with South Africa (78), Sri Lanka (77) and Eire (68) within the operating as properly.

Qualification situations for the 2023 World Cup

South Africa
Performed: 19, Factors: 78, NRR: -0.410, Remaining matches: 2 vs Neth (H)

Two wins for South Africa will take them to 98 factors (barring any additional over-rate penalties). Sri Lanka can go previous them in the event that they win all three ODIs in New Zealand, which is a tall order on condition that New Zealand have a 17-4 win-loss in dwelling ODIs within the final 4 years. With South Africa being docked a degree, Eire may also meet up with them on 98 in the event that they win all three matches in Bangladesh. In that case, web run price will come into play.

If the South Africa-Netherlands sequence ends 1-1, South Africa will end degree with West Indies, whereas Sri Lanka can transfer previous them with two wins (or one win and two washouts).

Sri Lanka
Performed: 21, Factors: 77, NRR: -0.094, Remaining matches: 3 vs NZ (A)

Sri Lanka will qualify for positive in the event that they beat New Zealand 3-0 (or in the event that they win 2-0 with one washout). Nonetheless, in the event that they lose a sport, then they’ll rely on different outcomes going their manner: each South Africa and Eire can go previous them in the event that they end on 97.

Performed: 21, Factors: 68, NRR-0.382, Remaining matches: 3 vs Ban (A)

A 3-0 sequence win in Bangladesh will take Eire to 98 factors, which will likely be sufficient for qualification if Sri Lanka do not win all three video games in New Zealand, and if Eire end forward of South Africa (on factors or NRR). Nonetheless, Eire will begin the sequence as clear underdogs, on condition that Bangladesh have received their final seven bilateral ODI sequence at dwelling.

West Indies
Performed: 24, Factors: 88, NRR-0.738, Remaining matches: 0

West Indies have accomplished their eight bilateral sequence within the Tremendous League, and may solely hope that not one of the different groups in competition attain 88 factors – they’ll in all probability lose out on NRR as theirs is presently the bottom amongst these groups.

For West Indies to make it, South Africa ought to lose 2-0 to Netherlands, and Sri Lanka and Eire ought to win no a couple of sport of their remaining sequence.



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