The West Indies’ chances of qualifying for the 2023 ICC World Cup took a hit with their loss to New Zealand in their ODI series.
In addition, ICC sanctions for a slow over-rate in the 3rd ODI against the Kiwis have put the West Indies in a precarious position.
The West Indies lost the 3rd ODI by five wickets to go down 2-1 in the series, and the team was docked two Super League points for maintaining a slow over-rate in the match.
West Indies are currently seventh in the ODI rankings on 88 points, with Australia in eighth place on 70 points.
Just above the West Indies are Afghanistan on 100 points.
The top eight teams, including hosts India, qualify automatically for the 2023 World Cup.
The other five teams will then fall into a qualifier to earn one of the remaining two places available at the 10-team World Cup.
West Indies were forced to qualify for the 2019 Cricket World Cup after failing to finish in the top eight in the ICC ODI World Rankings.
The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup will be held in India in October-November 2023.
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