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ODI World Cup Super League: How does it work?

What is the Super League and how many teams are competing?

The ICC World Cup Super League 2020-2022 is an inaugural edition of the One Day International league, which scheduled from May 2020 to March 2022.

This league comprises all twelve members and one additional team to form a thirteen-team tournament. The thirteenth team is the Netherlands, which qualified by winning the World Cricket League Championship which held from 2015 to 2017.

How many series will a team play?

Each team will play against eight of the twelve teams in a three-match ODI series. Teams play four ODI series at home and four away. The Super League will also determine which teams get to the next World Cup, which is to be held in India in October-November 2023.

How will this play out for World Cup 2023?

Hosts India and the other top seven teams will qualify automatically for the 2023 World Cup. As for those bottom five who failed to qualify directly for the main tournament, they will play the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers along with five more associative teams. The top two teams from the CWC Qualifiers will qualifies for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

What are the point system in this competition?

As for the points system in the Super League, a win will grant them 10 points, a tie/no-result/abandoned will grant them 5 points and no points for a loss.

Are all ODI matches part of the Super League?

No. Some points need to be noted here. There will still be some ODI cricket during that period whose results will not count towards it. Such as the Sri Lanka-Australia ODI series, which comprises of five matches. However, only the first three matches of the series will be counted for the Super League. Or like Afghanistan is scheduled to play ODIs against nine teams during that period, but we know only eight of those will be played.

The Super League will begin on July 30, between England and Ireland.

Also read: England and Ireland to be the featuring teams of inaugural Men’s Cricket World Cup League

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