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IRE VS BAN 1st ODI Match Called Off Due to Rain

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IRE VS BAN 1st ODI Match Called Off Due to Rain

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The rain gods were not in favor of Ireland’s cricket team as their hopes of qualifying directly for the ODI World Cup were washed away on Tuesday, 9th January 2023. The first ODI against Bangladesh was called off due to rain, leaving Ireland with no chance of qualifying directly.

The disappointment was palpable as Ireland was hoping to clinch the final automatic qualification spot for the World Cup.

With the washout, South Africa has now secured the last spot and will be joining the hosts India, reigning champions England, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in the tournament which begins in October.

Ireland needed to win the three-match series against Bangladesh 3-0 to secure their spot in the World Cup. However, with the first ODI washed out, their chances of doing so have significantly diminished. Bangladesh, who had already qualified, had set a target of 247 for Ireland to chase in 50 overs, but the match was abandoned when Ireland was 65-3 in the 17th over. The innings needed a minimum of 20 overs to be completed to get a result, but the weather had other plans.

However, all is not lost for Ireland as they still have a chance to qualify for the World Cup with two spots yet to be decided. They will play in a 10-team qualifying tournament in June-July, and the top two teams will make it to the main event. The qualifying tournament features two former champions – Sri Lanka and the West Indies, among other teams. Ireland will have to put up a strong performance in the tournament to secure their spot in the World Cup.


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The disappointment of the first ODI being abandoned will undoubtedly be felt by the Ireland team, but they cannot dwell on it for too long. They have to regroup and focus on the upcoming qualifying tournament to give themselves the best chance of making it to the World Cup. The team has shown its resilience in the past, and they will need to draw on that experience to come out strong in the qualifier.

It is undoubtedly a tough ask for Ireland to qualify for the World Cup now, but cricket is a funny game, and anything can happen. Ireland will have to approach the qualifying tournament with the mindset of taking it one game at a time, playing their best cricket, and giving themselves the best chance of success.

In conclusion, the washout in the first ODI against Bangladesh has put a dent in Ireland’s hopes of qualifying directly for the ODI World Cup. However, with two spots still up for grabs, they still have a chance to make it to the main event.

The team will have to put in a strong performance in the upcoming qualifying tournament to secure their spot in the World Cup. Cricket fans all over the world will be eagerly awaiting the tournament to see which two teams will make it to the World Cup.

Other than disappointment, South Africa has directly qualified for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, to be held in India. South Africa now joins India, Australia, England, Pakistan, New Zealand, etc. to reach the World Cup.


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