After defeating the Netherlands by 16 runs in the opening ODI on Tuesday, Pakistan surpassed the New Zealand to move up to fourth place with 100 points in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League ranking.
Regardless of how their next two series against New Zealand and Afghanistan turn out, Pakistan will qualify for next year’s event proper with a few more victories this week in Rotterdam, bringing them to 120 points.
Each side receives ten points for a victory, five for a draw, no outcome, or abandoned game, and zero for a defeat.
A straight admission into the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be given to the top eight teams. The five Associate teams and the remaining teams will compete in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
Then, two teams from the qualifying competition will advance to the World Cup. India automatically qualifies because it is hosting the competition.
On Thursday, the second game in the series between Pakistan and the Netherlands will take place, and on Sunday, the trip will come to a close.