The 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifier is an upcoming cricket tournament scheduled to take place from 4-25 March 2018 in Zimbabwe. The top two teams will qualify for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, joining the hosts and the seven teams who will have already qualified through their ranking in the ICC ODI Championship.
As such, only matches between Afghanistan, Ireland, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, the Windies, Zimbabwe and United Arab Emirates will have ODI status.
Ten teams to fight out for two available places in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Netherlands plus three highest finishing Associate Member sides to earn ODI status till 2022.
Group A: West Indies (A1), Ireland (A2), Netherlands (A3), Papua New Guinea (A4), United Arab Emirates (A5)
Group B: Afghanistan (B1), Zimbabwe (B2), Scotland (B3), Hong Kong (B4), Nepal (B5)
The bottom 4 teams (9th to 12th places) in the ICC ODI rating, as at 30 September 2017, will be required to play in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. The top four teams from the 2015-17 ICC World Cricket League Championship qualified for the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
The top two teams from the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament will take the final places in the World Cup Qualifier -- that is Nepal and UAE.
Zimbabwe squad (20-Feb-2018)Graeme Cremer (Captain), Brian Chari, Brendan Taylor (Wicket Keeper), Sikandar Raza, Blessing Muzarabani, Tarisai Musakanda, Peter Moor, Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Kyle Jarvis, Craig Ervine, Tendai Chisoro, Tendai Chatara, Ryan Burl, Malcolm Waller
United Arab Emirates squad (20-Feb-2018)Rohan Mustafa (Captain), Chirag Suri, Rameez Shahzad, Ghulam Shabber, Ahmed Raza, Mohammad Naveed, Adnan Mufti, Zahoor Khan, Amir Hayat, Imran Haider, Mohammad Boota, Shaiman Anwar, Qadeer Ahmed, Ashfaq Ahmed, Muhammad Usman
Papua New Guinea squad (20-Feb-2018)Assad Vala (Captain), Jack Vare, Norman Vanua, Tony Ura, Chad Soper, Lega Siaka, John Reva, Damien Ravu, Alei Nao, Vani Morea, Kiplin Doriga, Mahuru Dai, Sese Bau, Charles Amini, Jason Kila
Nepal squad (20-Feb-2018)Paras Khadka (Captain), Dilip Nath, Lalit Rajbanshi, Rohit Kumar, Lalit Bhandari, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sharad Vesawkar, Aarif Sheikh, Basant Regmi, Gyanendra Malla, Sandeep Lamichhane, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Shakti Gauchan, Anil Sah
Afghanistan squad (05-Feb-2018)Asghar Stanikzai (Captain), Dawlat Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Nasir Jamal, Samiullah Shenwari, Rashid Khan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Ihsanullah, Javed Ahmadi, Mohammad Shahzad (Wicket Keeper), Shapoor Zadran
Scotland squad (01-Feb-2018)Kyle Coetzer (Captain), Bradley Wheal, Mark Watt, Craig Wallace, Tom Sole, Chris Sole, Safyaan Sharif, George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Michael Jones, Alasdair Evans, Matty Cross (Wicket Keeper), Richie Berrington, Stuart Whittingham
Hong Kong squad (31-Jan-2018)Babar Hayat (Captain), Simandeep Singh, Shahid Wasif, Anshy Rath, Ehsan Nawaz, Scott McKechnie, Nizakat Khan, Ehsan Khan, Aizaz Khan, Christopher Carter, Waqas Barkat, Tanveer Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed, Tanwir Afzal, Ahsan Abbasi
Netherlands squad (28-Jan-2018)Peter Borren (Captain), Scott Edwards, Fred Klaassen, Sikander Zulfiqar, Vivian Kingma, Timm van der Gugten, Pieter Seelaar, Roelof van der Merwe, Max O'Dowd, Stephan Myburgh, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ben Cooper, Wesley Barresi, Shane Snater
West Indies squad (26-Jan-2018)Jason Holder (Captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Kemar Roach, Kesrick Williams, Nikita Miller, Sheldon Cottrell, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite, Shai Hope (Wicket Keeper), Marlon Samuels, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Jason Mohammed (Vice Captain), Devendra Bishoo
Ireland squad (26-Jan-2018)William Porterfield (Captain), Paul Stirling, Simi Singh, James Shannon, Boyd Rankin, Niall O'Brien (Wicket Keeper), Kevin O'Brien, Barry McCarthy, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Ed Joyce, George Dockrell, Peter Chase, Andy Balbirnie, Gary Wilson (Wicket Keeper)
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