Stories by tag: Cricket World Cup Qualifier

Sri Lanka overpower the Dutch to win the Qualifier

After so many highs it was indeed disappointing that the Dutch campaign in Zimbabwe should end in such an unequivocal low, as the batting...

Hup Holland Hup: The five key players who helped secure Cricket World Cup qualification for Netherlands

Just when one thought that the 2023 World Cup Qualifier had already delivered its quota of thrillers, out came the Dutch with a performance...

Bas de Leede the hero as resilient Netherlands qualify

There have been some extraordinary performances by Dutch men’s teams over the past fifteen years, but Thursday’s victory over Scotland, which carried Scott Edwards’s...

Super Sixes – Sole crushes Zimbabwean dreams

Scotland (234/8, 50 overs) defeated Zimbabwe (203 all out, 41.1 overs) by 31 runs Scotland’s dreams of the Cricket World Cup in India lived to...

Singh century and Barresi near-miss set up Dutch victory

You could have got very good odds indeed before the start of the Qualifier on the Netherlands still being in contention for one of...

Super Sixes – Scotland sink West Indies in comfortable victory

Scotland (184/3, 43.3 overs) beat West Indies (181 all out, 43.5 overs) by 7 wickets Scotland landed the final blow to the West Indies, meaning...

Battling Dutch take Sri Lanka (almost) all the way

You might reasonably suppose that if anyone asked an AI program to produce a report on a random match involving the Netherlands and an...

Super Six Day 1 – Zimbabwe survive Oman scare

Zimbabwe (332/7, 50 overs) defeated Oman (318/9, 50 overs) by 14 runs Zimbabwe overcame a galvanised performance from Oman to take a step closer to...

Familiar batting woes derail UAE’s campaign at the World Cup Qualifier

It's been a highly disappointing campaign for UAE at the World Cup Qualifier despite a pre-tournament mini revival hinting at better outcomes. As previously stated...

Cricket World Cup Qualifier Day 10: Sri Lanka spin through Scotland, Ireland win

Sri Lanka put themselves in a commanding position to qualify for the Cricket World Cup after a battle of spin against Scotland. In a dead-rubber...

Dutch achievement teaches world cricket some crucial lessons

Fourteen years ago, on the morning after the Netherlands’ historic T20 World Cup victory over England at Lord’s, I wrote, in an article entitled...

Netherlands stun West Indies with record-breaking tie and Van Beek’s Super Over at Qualifier

Scott Edwards’ Dutch side pulled off perhaps the most extraordinary upset in the history of ODI cricket at the Takashinga Sports Club on Monday...

Van Beek and O’Dowd power Dutch into the Super Six

The Netherlands achieved the first major objective of their World Cup Qualifier campaign at the Takashinga Sports Club on Saturday when they reached the...

CWC Qualifier: A campaign laid to rest for Ireland?

Should we list them all? Throughout the ODI Super League, Ireland have struggled to get over the line from tight positions. And so it came...

Cricket World Cup Qualifier Day 7 – Raza heroics put Zimbabwe in command

Zimbabwe (268 all out, 49.5 overs) defeated West Indies (233 all out, 44.4 overs) by 35 runs An all-round performance from Sikandar Raza put Zimbabwe...

Cricket World Cup Qualifier Day 6 – Sri Lanka crush Oman, Scotland fight back

Day 6 of the Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe saw Sri Lanka crush Oman by 10 wickets, whilst Scotland hit back from an...

CWC Qualifier: Edwards sees The Netherlands home against an ailing USA

It was a game of see-sawing fortunes at the Takashinga Sports Club on Thursday but in the end the Netherlands were just too strong...

Sikandar Raza’s all-round effort blitzes the Dutch

Former Dutch national coach Peter Drinnen used to lament his charges’ capacity to excel for half a game, either the batting or the bowling...

Cricket World Cup Qualifier Day 3 – Zimbabwe dominate Netherlands, Nepal win

Zimbabwe produced a dominant batting performance to beat Netherlands for their second win, whilst Nepal defeated USA despite a century for Shayan Jehangir. Zimbabwe (319/4,...

Cricket World Cup Qualifier Day 2 – Oman stun Ireland while Sri Lanka dominate

Day 2 of the Cricket World Cup Qualifier saw Oman pulled off the first upset of the tournament to defeat Ireland by 5 wickets,...

Cricket World Cup Qualifier Day 1 – Zimbabwe, West Indies claim comfortable wins

Zimbabwe and the West Indies proved too strong for their associate opponents on Day 1 of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, defeating Nepal...

Scotland: 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Preview

Squad Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross, Alasdair Evans, Chris Greaves, Jack Jarvis, Michael Leask, Tom Mackintosh, Chris McBride, Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Adrian Neill, Safyaan...

Ireland: 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Preview

Squad Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, PJ Moor, Paul Stirling, Harry...

UAE: 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Preview

Squad Muhammad Waseem (c), Ethan D'Souza, Ali Naseer, Vriitya Aravind, Rameez Shahzad, Jawadullah, Asif Khan, Rohan Mustafa, Aayan Afzal Khan, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan, Sanchit...

Team news ahead of Cricket World Cup Qualifier

The Cricket World Cup Qualifier will determine the final two spots at the 2023 Cricket World Cup, held in India in October and November. All...

Oman: 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Preview

Squad Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Aqib Ilyas (vc), Ayaan Khan, Bilal Khan, Fayyaz Butt, Jatinder Singh, Jay Odedera, Kaleemullah, Mohammed Nadeem, Muhammad Naseem Khushi (wk), Kashyap...

Ireland on the Road to Zimbabwe (Again)

It was all over in the first match. 7pm to be exact. Ireland needed to win this "home" series 3-0. And one game by...

ICC confirm Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 Schedule

The ICC has confirmed the groups and schedule for the Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier, held in Zimbabwe from June 18. A ten-team tournament with...

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