Pakistan May Not Qualify for 2019 ICC World Cup

Pakistan cricket team is currently placed 8th in the ICC ODI rankings and to get direct qualification for the ICC World Cup 2019, they need to win their most of the ODI matches. Men in green are looking forward to winning five-match ODI series against champion Australia to secure their place for the mega event. If they lost most of their remaining matches then there are chances that Pakistan may not qualify for 2019 ICC World Cup directly.

Pakistan is currently behind their Asian neighbour Bangladesh by 3 points and above from the two-time World Cup champions West Indies by 3 points. The deadline for the direct qualification for the ICC World Cup 2019 is 30th September 2017.

Only the top-7 teams in ODI ranking will join host England while the rest four bottom teams will join six teams from the ICC World Cricket League in the 10-team ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018. The top two teams in that competition will join the rest eight teams for the 2019 World Cup.

It is important for Pakistan to register a win against the No.1 ODI team Australia if they want to secure their place. Pakistan has to win at least one match to remain in the same position while whitewash moves them down in the rankings. A 2-3 defeat in the series will make them join Bangladesh on 92 points and if they win the series then they will move above Bangladesh.

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