Sri Lanka grab automatic 2019 Odi Cricket World Cup berth at Windies´ expense

Sri Lanka have secured an automatic berth at the 2019 Cricket World Cup at the expense of West Indies after the two-times champions misplaced to England within the opener in their one-day collection on Tuesday.

West Indies, who’ve 78 issues within the ODI staff ratings, can not now overtake Sri Lanka (86 issues) forward of the Sept.
30 cut-off for automatic qualification without reference to how they do in the rest 4 video games.

An unbeaten century from Jonny Bairstow helped England walk to a seven-wicket victory over West Indies at Previous Trafford.

Failure to grab an automatic spot is a vital comedown for Jason Holder´s group, who gained the primary two World Cups in 1975 and 1979.

They’re going to now have to complete within the most sensible two at a qualifier subsequent yr if they’re to growth to the 2019 event in England and Wales.

The 10-team qualifying tournament will see West Indies sign up for Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Eire taking at the most sensible 4 facets from the World Cricket League Championship and the highest two facets from the World Cricket League Department 2.The Global Cricket Council (ICC) presented the qualifying tournament after decreasing the selection of groups for the 2019 tournament to 10 from the 14 that contested the 2015 version in Australia and New Zealand.

Sri Lanka, who misplaced a house ODI collection to India Five-Zero lately, sign up for England, Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa as direct qualifiers for the Would possibly 30-July 15 World Cup.

Sri Lanka’s ODI captain Upul Tharanga used to be thankful for the enhance the staff had won when effects weren’t going their means.

“It´s no secret that we’ve got been going thru a tricky time, however I need to say a large, giant thanks to our lovers who’ve stored religion with us when issues appeared bleak,” he stated in an ICC information unencumber.

“ICC occasions have all the time introduced out the magic in Sri Lanka cricket, and I look ahead to proving that when once more.

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