England will face Ireland in three ODIs later this week to bowl off the inaugural ICC Cricket World Cup Super League – the tournament which will decide direct World Cup qualification.
Here’s how the tournament works:
- It features 13 teams – the top 12 and the Netherlands who qualified by winning the ICC World Cricket Super League 2015-17
- Teams will have to play four home and four away three-match series
- Each team gets ten points for a win, five for a tie, no result or abandoned game and no points for a loss
- The top seven sides, apart from hosts India, will qualify for the next 50-over World Cup in 2023
- The five teams who fail to qualify will play alongside five associate sides in another qualification tournament which provides two World Cup spots
CHANGES TO GAME FOR THIS TOURNAMENT
Starting with the England v Ireland matches on July 30th, August 1st and 4th, front-foot no-balls will be monitored by the third umpire.
The rule change will also apply to T20 internationals following successful trials of technology during a India/West Indies ODI series.
No-balls for height will continue to be called by on-field umpires.
Also, DRS reviews have increased to two per team, per innings and also applies to T20Is.
Lastly, teams will be deducted one point for each over they have fallen short of bowling in the time allowed.