New Zealand have jumped two places in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League after defeating India by 7 wickets in the first ODI. Kane Williamson’s team has moved from 6th to 4th position after this win. Apart from New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh also have 120-120 points in the World Cup Super League points table, but due to better net run rate, the Kiwi team is ahead of Pakistan and Bangladesh. On the other hand, if we do India, then Team India is on top of this table with 129 points.
India has so far played 19 matches in the World Cup Super League. Team India has been successful in winning 13 of these matches, while they have faced defeat in 6 matches. India’s net run rate has been +0.782 during this period. However, this points table will not make any difference to India because India is hosting the World Cup 2023 and being the host, India will qualify for the direct World Cup.
Let me tell you, this is the first edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. A total of 8 teams including India will qualify directly for the World Cup 2023 through this league. The remaining two teams will be selected through the World Cup qualifiers. A total of 13 teams are participating in the Super League. The remaining teams will play the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier along with five associate teams.
Let us tell you, in the Super League, every team will get a chance to play 4 home and 4 away matches, that is, a total of 8 series. There will be a total of 3 matches in each series. The winning team will get 10 points, if there is no tie/result, they will get 5 points.
Talking about other teams, apart from India and New Zealand, there are England, Australia and Bangladesh in the top 8. England are second with 125 points, Australia third with 120 points and Bangladesh fifth and Pakistan sixth with the same number of points. Afghanistan (110) and West Indies (88) are at the 7th and 8th positions respectively.
At present, two big teams like Sri Lanka and South Africa are out of the top 8. Now it has to be seen how these two teams make their place in the top 8 in the coming times.