Sri Lanka’s hopes of qualifying for the Cricket World Cup are ruined again by rain

Sri Lanka earned five Super League points. After the one-day international against New Zealand was postponed. Sri Lanka’s chances of qualifying directly for the Cricket World Cup in 2023 remain remote.

New Zealand’s unpredictable weather cost Sri Lanka again. As the second ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League ODI was called off before a ball was thrown.

After losing the second ODI, Sri Lanka’s chances of immediately qualifying for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup are slim, with one match left.

It rained on the fifth and final day of a dramatic Sri Lanka-New Zealand Test match in Christchurch this month. The rain delayed Sri Lanka’s play at Hagley Oval on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka should have used the opportunity to boost their chances of qualifying for the Cricket World Cup this year. They must compete in the Zimbabwe Qualification in June and July to qualify.

Sri Lanka plays one Super League match. New Zealand will play the third and final ODI in Hamilton on Friday. This match is their last chance to beat the West Indies and finish in the top eight to qualify for this year’s championship.

Even if Sri Lanka wins the last ODI against New Zealand, receives ten more Super League points, and goes up to eighth place in the standings, they may still have to travel to the Zimbabwe Qualifier because South Africa, in tenth place, has enough matches left to pass them.

The South Africa-Netherlands One-Day International series has two games left.
Both wins would place the Proteas ninth, ahead of Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

Eleventh-placed. Ireland may qualify automatically with three May matches against Bangladesh.

New Zealand leads the Super League with 165 points, but they still have one game to play.

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