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West Indies Fail To Qualify For 50-Over World Cup For First Time

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This will be the first time in 13 editions of the tournament, starting from 1975, that two-time champion West Indies will not take part in a World Cup.

Two- time champion West Indies crashed out of the race to qualify for the forthcoming 2023 50- over World Cup in India, after Scotland shocked it by seven lattices in a Super Six match of the qualifier, then on Saturday.

The titleholders of 1975 and 1979 editions, this is the first time in the 48 times of event history that West Indies won’t feature among the top 10 brigades in limited overs justice.

On Saturday, the West Indies formerly again produced a dismal show with the club — 181 all- eschewal in43.5 overs — and Scotland showed no compunctions in knocking off the target to win with seven lattices in hand and6.3 overs to spare and pile farther discredit on its opponent.

Matthew Cross (74 not out off 107 balls) and Brendon McMullen (69 off 106 balls) added 125 for the alternate gate to seal the palm.

Having lost a pivotal hassle in Super Over eliminator to the Netherlands in a Group A match, which followed a loss to Zimbabwe, the West Indies entered the Super Six round with no points and a net run rate which was inferior to the other brigades.

West Indies was always dependent on the outgrowth of other matches.

West Indies did have four points having before beaten the USA (by 35 runs) and Nepal (101 runs), but the bus came off fleetly owing to poor justice across departments.

But since it lost to both Zimbabwe and the Netherlands who both good for the Super Six from Group A — the West Indies carried no points further.

A superb 69 from Brandon McMullen helped Scotland recover from the loss of nature Chris McBride off the veritably first ball of the innings, with an unbeaten 74 from Matthew Cross, his 10th half- century in one- day transnational justice, seeing the Scots home in voyage control. It was their first palm over the Windies in ODI history.

Scotland now have two matches to play, against Netherlands and Zimbabwe, in a shot to secure a top- two spot in the Super Six group.

“To be honest, there isn’t one thing I can put my cutlet on,” Hope admitted in response to West Indies’ defeat.” We let ourselves down in the entire event.

“We knew it would be grueling . They (Scotland) played really well- credit must be given to them.

“The medication needs to be better. We can not come then and anticipate to be an elite platoon without medication.

“We can not anticipate to wake up one morning and be a great platoon. We need to find a way to bounce back. Lots to look forward to and we all have to go one way- that’s over.”

Speaking to Sports about West Indies during the alternate Ashes Test, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting said” I got a chance to see the West Indies Test side in Australia last summer and it’s relatively hard to see that decline.

“Now not qualifying for a 50- over World Cup- who would have envisaged that 20 times ago? The hustler of world justice going back 40 times agone.

“It just goes to show that if you do not look at your experimental areas, do not put plutocrat back into the grassroots, do not watch about that and anticipate that you’re going to keep producing great players, it just does not be.” Know More Latest Cricket News…

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