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Pakistan's ODI ranking is at risk

The battle for qualifying greatest cricketing event ICC World Cup 2019 is going high. Pakistan is presently is at severe risk of failing to make the cut. One of two teams – Pakistan and West indies – will qualify directly for the ICC World Cup to be held in England from 30 May 2019 to 15 July 2019. Pakistan is standing at 8th in ICC One Day international ranking with 89 points while West Indies is at 9th with 86 points. Only top eight teams at the cutoff date of September 1, 2017, are secured of direct entry for the World Cup. If West Indies or Pakistan fails to qualify directly, then they have to play in the ICC World Cup qualifier scheduled to be held in Bangladesh in 2018.

The 5th One-Day series of Pakistan and Australia coming ahead is a bright chance for Pakistan to improve their ODI ranking. If Pakistan manages to win two ODIs then it will gain two points and stand with Bangladesh, but Bangladesh will still be ahead in rankings. Host England and the seven highest-ranked sides on the ICC ODI Team Rankings as on 30 September 2017 will qualify directly for the event. The four bottom-ranked sides will be joined by six teams from the ICC World Cricket League in the 10-team ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 and the top two sides will complete the 10-team World Cup line-up.

On the other hand, West Indies has announced its long six seven week’s home series with Pakistan featuring Odis, Tests, and T20s. The ODI series is crucial directing into the September 2017 cutoff date for 2019 ICC World Cup qualification. According to West Indies Cricket Board, Pakistan will visit the Caribbean to play two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), three Tests and three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in April-May. The Asian country hasn't toured the Caribbean since 2013 when they beat West Indies 3-1 in ODIs and won both the T20Is.

"To improve its ranking. Any series against Pakistan always poses an interesting contest for the West Indies," West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) manager of operations Roland Holder said in a statement.

It will be Pakistan's first tour of West Indies since 2013 when the visiting side went on to win the five-match ODI series 3-1 and swept a pair of T20Is and their first Test tour of the Caribbean in a drawn two-match series in 2011. By keeping in mind that West Indies was failed to qualify for 2017 Champions Trophy, the Caribbean side would be gung-ho about making the most of the home side conditions.

 

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