By Tom Grunshaw and Daniel Beswick
Quarter-final three time!
Quarter-final two had the biggest voting numbers of the tournament thus far, as Germany and Jersey went toe-to-toe. Germany’s Facebook vote saw them through, as they booked the second semi-final spot.
In the first quarter-final Nepal faced some stiff competition from a brave Bermuda who won on the Twitter vote, though the strength across Facebook was enough for the favourites to progress.
In today’s third quarter-final, it’s Vanuatu taking on the Netherlands.
Here is the tournament bracket, as we crunch eight into four!
The third quarter-final is upon us! Let’s take a look at both kits!
Vanuatu v The Netherlands
Vanuatu got a lot of attention for holding live sport over the last few weeks, as one of few countries around the world able to host any action. Their national team kit, shared by both the men’s and women’s team also stands out – a predominantly green kit but also featuring other colours of their national flag, with a floral trim along the sleeves.
Competing in the ICC Challenge League when international cricket returns, Vanuatu’s bright colours will grace our streams, though for the moment the vibrancy of their domestic game has enjoyed hundreds of thousands of viewers.
Not many teams can almost claim a colour like the Dutch can with orange, and they tend to play well draped in their national colours. The Dutch team’s current kit also features a blue sleeve that creeps into the rest of the shirt, and brings out their orange logo.
The team went on to win the T20 World Cup Qualifier, and will pose a threat for the big boys in the Hobart group of the first round, assuming we get a tournament in.
EC World Cup of Jerseys Format and How to Vote
For the knockout stages of the tournament, a third poll via our Emerging Cricket Facebook page has been introduced. Instead of the four-way polls, team now go head-to-head to find a World Cup winner!
The Emerging Cricket World Cup of Jerseys Draw^
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Tanzania||Scotland 1999 WC||Bermuda||Fiji U19 WC 2018|
|China (Women)||Scotland 2015 WC||Mexico||Ireland 2007 WC|
|Oman||Vanuatu||Qatar||Netherlands 1996 WC|
|Group E||Group F||Group G||Group H|
|Germany||Namibia 2003 WC||Kenya 1999 WC||Japan U19 WC Pink|
|Papua New Guinea Early 2010s||St. Helena||Jersey||Bhutan|
|South Korea||Singapore||Malaysia||Thailand Women’s T20 WC 2020|
^ Teams in bold progressed through their groups
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