The 2018 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier was a cricket tournament that took place during March 2018 in Zimbabwe. It decided the final qualification for the 2019 World Cup, to be played in England and Wales.
The top two teams, West Indies and Afghanistan, qualified for the World Cup, joining the hosts and the seven teams who had 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 were ODI status.
At the end of the tournament, the Netherlands (who won the ICC World Cricket League Championship) and the top three Associate Member teams -- Scotland, UAE and Nepal earned One Day International (ODI) status until 2022. Both Scotland and the United Arab Emirates kept their ODI status until 2022, after reaching the Super Sixes and Nepal gained ODI status for the first time.
In the final Afghanistan beat West Indies by seven wickets and clinch win tournament first time.
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, have 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.
- West Indies
- United Arab Emirates
- Papua New Guinea
- Hong Kong
Zimbabwe squad (20-Feb-2018)Graeme Cremer (Captain), Malcolm Waller, Brendan Taylor (Wicket Keeper), Sikandar Raza, Blessing Muzarabani, Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Kyle Jarvis, Craig Ervine, Tendai Chisoro, Tendai Chatara, Cephas Zhuwao, Brian Vitori
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), Shapoor Zadran, 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), Afsar Zazai (Wicket Keeper)
Scotland squad (01-Feb-2018)Kyle Coetzer (Captain), Brad 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), Ahsan Abbasi, 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, Kinchit Shah
Netherlands squad (28-Jan-2018)Peter Borren (Captain), Shane Snater, Scott Edwards, Fred Klaassen, Sikander Zulfiqar, Vivian Kingma, Timm van der Gugten, Pieter Seelaar, Roelof van der Merwe, Max O'Dowd, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ben Cooper, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede
West Indies squad (26-Jan-2018)Jason Holder (Captain), Keemo Paul, 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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