The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule and groups for the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifiers. The tournament will take place in Zimbabwe from June 18, 2023, and will feature 10 teams divided into two groups. Each group’s top two performing teams will advance to the Super Six phase of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.
Ireland is placed in Group B and will compete against Sri Lanka, Scotland, Oman, and UAE. To qualify for the World Cup 2023, Ireland will need to defeat all the teams in their group. If they win all matches, Ireland will be eligible for the Super Six phase, where they will face other top teams from Group A. In the Super Six phase matches, if they win and place themselves in the top 2, Ireland will qualify for the World Cup in India.
Ireland’s schedule for the World Cup 2023 Qualifiers is as follows Ireland vs Oman on Monday, June 19, Ireland vs Scotland on Wednesday, June 21, Ireland vs Sri Lanka on Sunday, June 25, and Ireland vs UAE on Tuesday, June 27.
Ireland failed to make it to the top 8 of the Super League due to their poor performance in the last series against Bangladesh. They could not make it to the top eight on the ICC Men’s ODI Ranking. Therefore, Ireland will play qualifier matches in Zimbabwe to qualify for the ODI World Cup.
The qualifiers will provide a platform for teams to showcase their skills and compete for the remaining spots in the World Cup, adding excitement and intensity to the cricketing action. The two best teams from the Super Six phase will secure the final spot for the main tournament. These two teams will then compete in a qualifier finals match to secure a safe place in the World Cup.