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The ODI World Cup Qualifier 2023 is currently in full swing in two of the biggest cities of Zimbabwe, namely Harare and Bulawayo. The ten-team qualifier is divided into two groups of five teams each, out of which three teams from each group will qualify through to the Super Six stage. The top two teams in the Super Six stage will reach the final of the tournament and qualify through to the ODI World Cup 2023, to be played in India later this year.

The hosts Zimbabwe, Netherlands, and West Indies have made it through to the Super Six stages of the qualifier from Group A, while Sri Lanka, Scotland, and Oman have done the same from Group B. During the group stage matches played at the Harare Sports Club, Takashingha Sports Club, Bulawayo Athletic Club, and Queens Sports Club, the fans have seen some of the most enthralling one day international cricket in recent memory.

Notably, in the Super Six stage, the teams will be carrying over the points from their respective group stage opponents, who have also qualified alongside them.

On July 7, at the end of the Super Six stage of the  ODI World Cup Qualifier 2023,  Sri Lanka and Netherlands managed to finish in the top two places of the points table, with five and three wins respectively.

With that, these two cricket nations have qualified through to the final of the qualifier tournament, to be played on July 9, Sunday at the Harare Sports Club in Harare. Most importantly, they were successful in advancing to the  13th edition of the ODI World Cup in India, to be played later this year.

Meanwhile, the two-time world champions West Indies, Oman, Zimbabwe, and Scotland will not be taking part in the quadrennial event in 2023, after getting eliminated from the Super Six stage of the qualifier tournament.