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sam_ahm
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Zimbabwe hang in there in 12th place after the first three games of the tri series (3rd game abandoned), three rating points clear of all three - Namibia, Netherlands and Scotland.

If Netherlands or Scotland do not close the gap in the next three games, then I guess it could be difficult for them to move ahead of Zimbabwe at the WC.

The team I think is most likely to cause upsets at the T20 WC is Netherlands. I can't really see Scotland or Namibia causing big upsets.

sam_ahm
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The tri series could not have gone better from Zimbabwe's perspective in terms of results.

It is almost certain now that Scotland, Netherlands, Namibia will have to make the Super 8s to be able to topple Zimbabwe on Rankings.

Unless an associate nation makes the Super 8s, I think Zimbabwe will qualify directly for the 2026 T20 WC.

Pat_Bee
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Oh, something will go wrong :lol: it always does. All three of them will make the super 8’s or something crazy.

sam_ahm
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Pat_Bee wrote:
Fri May 24, 2024 1:49 pm
Oh, something will go wrong :lol: it always does. All three of them will make the super 8’s or something crazy.
Yup! Possible. Something always goes wrong at the last minute when it comes to Zimbabwe and QC Qualification!

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Pat_Bee wrote:
Fri May 24, 2024 1:49 pm
Oh, something will go wrong :lol: it always does. All three of them will make the super 8’s or something crazy.
None of them need to make the Super 8s. One of them just has to get enough wins to sneak past ZIM into 12th place. Don’t think Namibia can. Scotland have a shot, but unlikely unless they beat England, which is of course possible esp if England shows up with their form from 8 months ago.

Best bet is on NED. They’re grouped with SA, who they’ve beaten in two consecutive WCs now. They could very well beat a mediocre Sri Lanka as well. And on current form, they are favorites to beat Banghanistan as well.
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mnelson68
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How about Zim just get better and you people stop worrying about what other countries are doing.

secretzimbo
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Upcoming:

July 2024: 5 T20Is at home to India
July-August 2024: 'A'/U25 tour to England - at least 10 fixtures.
August 2024: 1 Test away to Ireland
November 2024: 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is at home to Pakistan
December 2024: 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is at home to Afghanistan

January 2025: 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is at home to Ireland
March 2025: 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is away to Bangladesh
May 2025: 1 Test away to England
June 2025: 2 Tests at home to South Africa
July 2025: T20I Tri-series at home to South Africa and New Zealand
Jul/Aug 2025: 2 Tests, 3 ODIs at home to New Zealand
September 2025: 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is at home to Sri Lanka
November 2025: 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is at home to Afghanistan

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sam_ahm wrote:
Mon May 20, 2024 3:16 pm
Zimbabwe hang in there in 12th place after the first three games of the tri series (3rd game abandoned), three rating points clear of all three - Namibia, Netherlands and Scotland.

If Netherlands or Scotland do not close the gap in the next three games, then I guess it could be difficult for them to move ahead of Zimbabwe at the WC.

The team I think is most likely to cause upsets at the T20 WC is Netherlands. I can't really see Scotland or Namibia causing big upsets.
I've not been following the World cup since Zim wasn't involved.... What's happened regarding rankings? Are we qualifying directly for 2026?

secretzimbo
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No. We are heading to Africa Qualifier again.

The amusing thing is if we hadn't have been so precious about status and had agreed for our games at the recent Africa Games to have full T20I status, we would have *just* got enough points from those and been in the top 12 now. Massive own goal by ZC.

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Should be looking to target that Shadystan series :lol: they’re not great at the moment.

What was the deal with that african games then? Was it all the games in the end? Seem to remember at the time the SA game was not a full t20i because they’d decided it wasn’t but there was uncertainty about the rest.

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