Ali Khan’s record-breaking performance that leads the USA makes triumphant return in CWC Qualifier Play-off.
UAE also claimed a place for the Zimbabwe competition, which will determine who fills the final two World Cup openings in 2023.
USA makes triumphant return with Ali Khan
The USA Cricket team has just secured a spot in the World Cup Qualifier, which is set to take place later this summer in Zimbabwe. It marks their first time in the Qualifier since 2005, when it was still known as the ICC Trophy in Ireland. The team achieved this momentous feat by clinching a 25-run win against Jersey in their final round-robin match at the CWC Qualifier Play-off in Namibia.
The USA fast bowler Ali Khan played a pivotal role in their victory, defending 231 with a remarkable new-ball spell that saw him claim 5 wickets for just 7 runs in his first three overs. Khan continued his dominance by taking three wickets in just four balls in the sixth over and eventually finished with an incredible 7 wickets for 32 runs in 9.4 overs. Notably, these figures make him the second-best Associate bowler after Rashid Khan, who took 7 wickets for 18 runs against the West Indies just before Afghanistan was promoted to Test status in June 2017. Moreover, Khan’s figures also rank among the top seven across all ODIs for any bowler, making it a truly historic achievement for the young fast bowler and the USA Cricket team.
In a significant development for the US of America, the national cricket team has secured a spot in the World Cup Qualifier for the first time since 2005. The team’s impressive performance in the CWC Qualifier Play-off in Namibia culminated in a thrilling 25-run victory over Jersey in the final round-robin match. The day’s hero was Ali Khan, a talented fast bowler, who delivered an extraordinary spell of bowling, taking 7 wickets for just 32 runs in 9.4 overs. These figures are not only a record for the USA but also rank amongst the best performances by any bowler in the history of One Day International cricket.
This victory culminated in a successful campaign by the USA, who won four out of their five matches in Namibia. The team’s only loss was to their border rival, Canada, but they bounced back in style to secure a place in the World Cup Qualifier. Before this achievement, no American cricketer had taken more than six wickets in a senior-level match in any format. However, Ali Khan’s brilliant bowling display has set a new standard for the team and sparked hope that they can make a mark on the global cricketing stage. With their place secured in the Qualifier, the USA will look to build on this momentum and continue to make strides in their cricketing journey.
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The United States has participated in every ICC Trophy competition (the World Cup Qualifier’s original moniker) from 1979 through 2005. But after the 2005 tournament, the ICC banned the USA Cricket Association (USACA) for the first of three occasions due to organizational problems.
The USA suffered a harsh punishment due to the ban by being moved into Division Five of the newly established World Cricket League, the lowest position into which any other team from the 2005 ICC Trophy ultimately found itself. After being banned twice along the way and ultimately expelled in 2017, it took the USA 18 years to rise back up the Associate ladder before being readmitted as an Associate member of the ICC in 2019 under the new name of USA Cricket. Later that year, they were granted ODI classification in Namibia.
Due to Namibia’s 111-run victory over Canada, UAE also received a journey to Zimbabwe despite having a bye on Tuesday. UAE is presently 3-1 and will take on Jersey in their competition finale on Wednesday. Namibia completed their tournament with a 3-2 record, while Canada can advance to a 3-2 form by defeating Papua New Guinea in their final game on Wednesday. However, even if UAE falls to Jersey to finish at 3-2, they would still hold the first-round advantage over Namibia and Canada because they had defeated both groups in head-to-head competition. The encounter between UAE and Jersey has essentially been declared a dead rubber because wins in head-to-head contests take precedence over the net run rate as a decision.
Scotland, Oman, and Nepal are the other affiliate countries competing in the World Cup qualifier in Zimbabwe, the USA, and the UAE. These teams each qualified by finishing in the top three of the World Cup League Two ODI tournament, which took place from 2019 through 2023. The Netherlands, Zimbabwe, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, and one of South Africa or Ireland will join them as the lowest five sides in the ODI Super League.
Even though Ireland still has three One-Day Internationals against Bangladesh scheduled for May, South Africa is presently in eighth position. If Ireland were to win all three, they would equal South Africa in points, and the tiebreaker would be net run rate, which would determine which team earned a direct spot in the 2023 World Cup and which team would have to compete in the Qualifier in Zimbabwe. For more cricket updates just subscribe for the latest news here at Indibet India.