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Re: Inaugural ICC ODI World Cup Super League | Tournament Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:29 pm
by Kriterion_BD
Ireland will collect a lot of points from wasgouts at home. That is the reality and gives them a distinct unfair advantage vs ZIM, NED, and AFG. ICC should use win loss ratio or win % of compeled games instead. But then again its just 1 team out of 13 that has such terrible weather.

Re: Inaugural ICC ODI World Cup Super League | Tournament Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:46 pm
by Kriterion_BD
Ireland just knocked over a full strength SA and with 15 points secured, cannot lose the series. With the Dutch winning 2-1 over Ireland and the Afghans starting 3-0, immense pressure early in the tournament for Zimbabwe if they want to avoid finishing last place. that win in Pakistan in the super over was clutch.

Re: Inaugural ICC ODI World Cup Super League | Tournament Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:41 pm
by slcricfan1
Kriterion_BD wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:46 pm
Ireland just knocked over a full strength SA and with 15 points secured, cannot lose the series. With the Dutch winning 2-1 over Ireland and the Afghans starting 3-0, immense pressure early in the tournament for Zimbabwe if they want to avoid finishing last place. that win in Pakistan in the super over was clutch.

Cricket has really become competitive in the lower echelons. The Dutch winning so much is particularly suprising since I dont think they`re even that South African dominated

Re: Inaugural ICC ODI World Cup Super League | Tournament Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:13 am
by Kriterion_BD
slcricfan1 wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:41 pm
Cricket has really become competitive in the lower echelons. The Dutch winning so much is particularly suprising since I dont think they`re even that South African dominated
I think the credit has to be with the now defunct World Cricket League system which ran continuously from 2006 to 2017 or so. Teams like Ireland, Afghanistan, Nepal, Scotland, and Netherlands had a formal structure in which to learn, develop their games, and compete with teams at their level. It took time, but I think the fruits are beginning to show.

The new system with League 2 and the Challenge League will achieve the same thing for the next 17 ranked sides (14-30). Its a different format and name, but achieves the exact same thing as the WCL system did before it. Its good thinking from the ICC for once.

Expanding future World Cups to 14 teams will further enhance this. I would say the ICC should give the top 10 ranked sides in the Super League auto qualification, and then have the last 4 spots filled via the WCQ which should be expanded to a 12 or 14 team tournament.

Re: Inaugural ICC ODI World Cup Super League | Tournament Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:31 am
by sam_ahm
Guys as it stands there is a very realistic chance of more than 1 team from the top 9 will be forced to play the qualifiers.

Last time it was West Indies but this time it may be 2 or even 3, Afghans have an easy draw and may just sneak into top 8, i dont know but looking at Pakistan losing to an England Reserve side and South Africa losing to Ireland anything is possible. Add to that the genuinely vulnerable teams - Sri Lanka and West Indies.

Re: Inaugural ICC ODI World Cup Super League | Tournament Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:58 am
by Kriterion_BD
Ireland with a series draw vs SA and 15 points. Pretty decent performance from their POV. Really makes the SL interesting as we're nearing the halfway stage.

Re: Inaugural ICC ODI World Cup Super League | Tournament Thread

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:36 pm
by sam_ahm
Zimbabwe desperately need some points. The 9 ODIs against Ireland, Netherlands, and a totally out of form Sri Lanka will be absolutely vital for them.

They've got 3 against Afghans, but Afghans have got their number, so I'm not having big hopes on that.

India and Australia they don't stand a chance.