The most shocking result from the ongoing 2023 ODI World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe came out on Saturday (July 1). Scotland beat West Indies by 7 wickets in Super Six round match. With this, West Indies are out of the race to qualify for the 2023 ODI World Cup. West Indies, who won the first two ODI World Cup titles, will not be able to participate in the World Cup. The way West Indies cricket has gone down in the last seven years is certainly unfortunate.
The West Indies team won two ODI World Cups consecutively in 1975 and 1979. After that, he traveled to the finals in the next World Cup as well. After this, they reached the semi-finals in 1987 and 1996 World Cup. After that, they could not reach the semifinals of the ODI World Cup. The ICC trophy drought since 1979 ended in 2012.
The Darren Sammy-led team lifted the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. Four years later, in 2016, India won the same trophy again. However, after this, West Indies cricket began to suffer. They failed to qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy tournament. They did not qualify for the tournament as they fell to the ninth position in the ODI rankings. They could not go beyond the first round in the 2021 T20 World Cup.
In the subsequent 2022 T20 World Cup, they had the shame of going out of the qualifying round. After that, in just one year, they have lost their World Cup series due to three consecutive defeats in the ODI World Cup qualifiers. It will certainly be interesting to see how West Indies cricket takes off from this in the future.
(West Indies Cricket Down Fall From 2017 Now Not Qualify For ODI World Cup)
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