Four teams with ODI status-Netherlands, Kenya, Canada and Scotland are competing alongside Nepal in the ongoing ICC World Cup Qualifier. With ODI status comes perks of ODI Rankings. Here are the top teams, bowlers, and batsman of the ICC CWCQ based on ICC ratings.(Also No ODI status No Ranking, so only players from these four teams are featured)
Although UAE are the top seed team in the tournament, finishing third on the ICC WCL Championships without a ODI status they are not eligible for ICC Ratings. Thus Netherland, the second seed team is on top-ranked 12th in the world.
The Group B match between Kenya and Netherlands can change this. If Kenya win they will replace Netherlands for the 12th position.
Kenya Collins Obuya starts the tournament as the top ranked player. From Nepal’s Group Kyle Coetzer, Scotland captain is on 94th rank. Matt Machan(120th) and Richie Berrrington(144th) both from Scotland are also in top 150. Jimmy Hansara from Canada is the lone representative from Canada in top 150.
Netherlands’ Mudassar Bukhari who is ranked impressive 46th leads the bowlers pack in this qualifier. Scotland’s spinner Majiq Haq is not that far and is ranked 49th(And thus the Scottish claims of having the best spin attack). Scotland seamers Gordon Drummon(107th), Iaina Wardlaw(119th) and Gordon Goudie(132nd) are placed inside top 150.