June 12, 2024

World Cup 2023 Qualifiers | Groups, Schedule, and Venues

Ten teams will compete for two spots in the World Cup 2023 Qualifiers in Zimbabwe. The three-week-long qualifiers will include former World Cup winners West Indies and Sri Lanka. Hosts Zimbabwe will be keen to seal a place after failing to qualify for the 2019 edition in England.

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World Cup 2023 Qualifiers

World Cup 2023 qualifiers will get underway on June 18 in Zimbabwe. Only two slots remain for World Cup 2023, and the ten teams participating in the qualifiers will put their all in to grab those vacant two spots. West Indies and Sri Lanka are favorites to book their tickets to the 2023 World Cup. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe, Netherlands, and Ireland pose a threat to the Island nation and the Caribbean outfit’s World Cup hopes.

World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Groups

The ten teams are divided into five groups: A and B. Hosts Zimbabwe are in Group A, while West Indies and Sri Lanka are in Group A and Group B, respectively.

 Group A

West Indies and Zimbabwe are the most prominent teams in Group A. Netherlands, Nepal, and the United States could be vying for a third-place finish. The Group A action begins with West Indies taking on the United States, while Zimbabwe meets Nepal in the second fixture.  

Group A Teams

United States
West Indies
Zimbabwe
Nepal
Netherlands

 Group B


Sri Lanka is the team to watch out for in Group B. The remaining four teams are likely to compete for the two Super Six slots. Ireland and Scotland could finish second and third in Group B.

​​Group B Teams

Scotland
United Arab Emirates
Sri Lanka
Ireland
Oman


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World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Schedule

The group stage action will begin on June 18. It will end with Sri Lanka taking on Scotland and Ireland playing the United Arab Emirates on June 27. The top three teams from Group A and Group B will make it to Super Six, where a team’s results against fellow teams who qualified from their group will be carried forward.

The four teams that failed to qualify for the Super Six will fight for 7-10 places. In Super Six, two teams finishing first and second will qualify for the World Cup in India. Also, the final is scheduled to be held at Harare Sports Club on July 9.

World Cup 2023 Qualifiers Schedule

Date

Match

Time (IST)

June 18

Zimbabwe vs Nepal

12:30 PM

June 18

West Indies vs United States

12:30 PM

June 19

Sri Lanka vs United Arab Emirates

12:30 PM

June 19

Ireland vs Oman

12:30 PM

June 20

Zimbabwe vs Netherlands

12:30 PM

June 20

Nepal vs United States

12:30 PM

June 21

Ireland vs Scotland

12:30 PM

June 21

Oman vs United Arab Emirates

12:30 PM

June 22

Netherlands vs United States

12:30 PM

June 22

West Indies vs Nepal

12:30 PM

June 23

Sri Lanka vs Oman

12:30 PM

June 23

Scotland vs United Arab Emirates

12:30 PM

June 24

Zimbabwe vs West Indies

12:30 PM

June 24

Netherlands vs Nepal

12:30 PM

June 25

Sri Lanka vs Ireland

12:30 PM

June 25

Scotland vs Oman

12:30 PM

June 26

West Indies vs Netherlands

12:30 PM

June 26

Zimbabwe vs United States

12:30 PM

June 27

Sri Lanka vs Scotland

12:30 PM

June 27

Ireland vs United Arab Emirates

12:30 PM

June 29

Super Six – A2 vs B2

12:30 PM

June 30

Super Six – TBC vs TBC

12:30 PM

June 30

Play-Off – A5 vs B4

12:30 PM

July 1

Super Six – A1 vs B3

12:30 PM

July 2

Play-Off – A4 vs B5

12:30 PM

July 2

Super Six – A2 vs B1

12:30 PM

July 3

Super Six – A3 vs B2

12:30 PM

July 4

Winner of A5 vs B4 vs Winner of A4 vs B5

12:30 PM

July 4

Super Six – A2 vs B3

12:30 PM

July 5

Super Six – A1 vs B2

12:30 PM

July 6

Loser of A5 vs B4 vs Loser of A4 vs B5

12:30 PM

July 6

Super Six – A3 vs B3

12:30 PM

July 7

Super Six – A1 vs B1

12:30 PM

July 9

Final

12:30 PM

Venues for World Cup Qualifiers 2023

The World Cup 2023 Qualifiers will be held at four venues. Here are they:

1. Harare Sports Club, Harare
2. Takashinga Sports Club, Harare
3. Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
4. Bulawayo Athletic Club, Bulawayo

Concluding Thoughts

The World Cup 2023 Qualifiers is an excellent opportunity for the ten teams to book their ticket to India for the 2023 World Cup. While ten teams are competing, only two slots are available. Which two nations will put their best foot forward to grab this opportunity? The riveting action begins on June 18.

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