The excitement is building as the cricketing world gears up for the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup Qualifier in 2023. This tournament serves as a gateway for ten teams to secure a spot in the prestigious ICC Cricket World Cup set to take place in India. Intense Battle is set to unfold from 18th June to 9th July in Zimbabwe, with a rich cricketing history and passionate fans, Zimbabwe provides the perfect backdrop for this amazing competition.
2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Teams
The Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 features a diverse mix of teams from around the globe. The bottom five teams from the 2020-2023 Cricket World Cup Super League, namely Ireland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Zimbabwe. Joining them are the top three teams from the 2019-2023 World Cup League 2, including Nepal, Oman, and Scotland. Rounding up the competition are the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States (USA), who secured their spots as the top two teams from the 2023 World Cup Qualifier Play-off.
The ten teams will be divided into two groups of five, creating a highly competitive and entertaining environment. Each team will play a round-robin format within their respective groups, facing off against every other team in their group. The top three teams from each group will advance to the Super Six stage of the tournament. It is here that the stakes get higher, as the two teams that qualify for the final will not only compete for the Cricket World Cup Qualifier trophy but also secure a coveted spot in the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.
2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Schedule
Zimbabwe will face Nepal in the first match of the 2023 World Cup qualifier at Harare and the final will be played at Harare on 9th July. For the bottom five teams from the Cricket World Cup Super League, this tournament represents an opportunity to bounce back from their disappointing performances. On the other hand, teams from the World Cup League 2 and the Qualifier play-off will also have an opportunity to make it to the grand event.