The journey to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 began way back in 2013 with regional qualifiers starting nations on the road to one-day cricket's showpiece event. Ahead of the beginning of the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe, we take a look at how each team performed on that journey and explain how the remaining two places are still up for grabs in England and Wales next summer.

Hover your cursor over a team to see their journey to qualify for #CWC19!

ICC ODI Team Rankings Sept 2017

POS TEAM RATING
1 South Africa SA Auto-Q 119
2 India IND Auto-Q 119
3 Australia AUS Auto-Q 115
4 England ENG Auto-Q 114
5 New Zealand NZ Auto-Q 111
6 Pakistan PAK Auto-Q 95
7 Bangladesh BAN Auto-Q 94
8 Sri Lanka SL Auto-Q 86
9 West Indies WI Q 77
10 Afghanistan AFG Q 54
11 Zimbabwe ZIM Q 52
12 Ireland IRE Q 41
Auto-Q Automatically qualified to World Cup 2019
Q Moved to the Qualifiers

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 July 2019.

The ICC Cricket World Cup takes place every four years, featuring 10 teams and is the culmination of a global qualification process that runs over a 5-6 year period. South Africa, India, Australia, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have already qualified and the two remaining spots will awarded to the top two teams from the Cricket World Cup Qualifier held in Zimbabwe in March 2018.

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  • India
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  • Australia
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  • England
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  • New Zealand
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  • Pakistan
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  • Bangladesh
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  • Sri Lanka
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  • West Indies
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The Cricket World Cup Qualifiers will take place in March 2018 in Zimbabwe as 10 teams battle it out for the final two places at the Cricket World Cup in 2019.

West Indies, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Ireland qualified automatically and were joined by Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Hong Kong from the ICC World Cricket League Championship.

United Arab Emirates and Nepal made up the final two positions after securing qualification as the top two sides in the ICC World Cricket League Championship Division 2.

ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers

10 teams compete to fill the final 2 spots in the Cricket World Cup

  • West Indies
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  • Afghanistan
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  • Zimbabwe
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  • Ireland
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  • Netherlands
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  • Papua New Guinea
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  • Scotland
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  • Hong Kong
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  • United Arab Emirates
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  • Nepal
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ICC World Cricket League Championship

June 2015 - December 2017

 

Netherlands qualified for Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March 2018

Scotland qualified for Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March 2018

Hong Kong qualified for Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March 2018

Papua New Guinea qualified for Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March 2018

Kenya relegated to ICC World Cricket League Division 2

United Arab Emirates relegated to ICC World Cricket League Division 2

Nepal relegated to ICC World Cricket League Division 2

Namibia relegated to ICC World Cricket League Division 2

ICC World Cricket League Championship

8 teams to fill 4 spots in the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers

Pos Team PLD W L T NR PTS NRR
1 Netherlands NED Q 14 10 2 0 2 22 +0.978
2 Scotland SCO Q 14 8 3 0 3 19 +0.911
3 Hong Kong HK Q 14 8 4 0 2 18 +1.082
4 Papua New Guinea PNG Q 14 8 6 0 0 16 -0.379
5 Kenya KEN R 14 6 8 0 0 12 -0.503
6 United Arab Emirates UAE R 14 5 9 0 0 10 -0.379
7 Nepal NEP R 14 4 9 0 1 9 -0.488
8 Namibia NAM R 14 3 11 0 0 6 -0.645
QMoved into the Qualifiers RRelegated to Division 2

ICC World Cricket League Division 2

Namibia, February 2018

 

Nepal qualified for Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March 2018

UAE qualified for Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March 2018

Canada remain in ICC World Cricket League Division 2

Namibia remain in ICC World Cricket League Division 2

Oman relegated to ICC World Cricket League Division 3

Kenya relegated to ICC World Cricket League Division 3

ICC World Cricket League Division 2

6 teams to fill 2 spots in the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers

Pos Team PLD W L T NR PTS NRR
1 Nepal NEP Q 5 4 1 0 0 8 -0.124
2 United Arab Emirates UAE Q 5 3 2 0 0 6 +1.034
3 Canada CAN 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.868
4 Namibia NAM 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.566
5 Oman OMA 5 2 3 0 0 4 -0.508
6 Kenya KEN 5 0 5 0 0 0 -1.834
Q Moved into the Qualifiers

ICC World Cricket League Division 3

DIVISION 3

Uganda, 23-30 May 2017

6 teams compete to fill 2 spots in ICC World Cricket League Div 2

Oman - were promoted to Division 2 2018

Canada - were promoted to Division 2 2018

Singapore - remain in Division 3

USA - remain in Division 3

Uganda - relegated to Division 4 2018

Malaysia - relegated to Division 4 2018

ICC World Cricket League Division 4

DIVISION 4
USA, 29 October – 5 November 2016


6 teams compete to fill 2 spots in ICC World Cricket League Div 3

 

Oman - were promoted to Division 3 2017

USA - were promoted to Division 3 2017

Denmark - remain in Division 4 2018

Bermuda - remain in Division 4 2018

Jersey – relegated to Division 5 2017

Italy - relegated to Division 5 2017

ICC World Cricket League Division 5

DIVISION 5
Jersey, 21-28 May 2016

6 teams compete to fill 2 spots in ICC World Cricket League Div 4

 

Oman- were promoted to Division 4 2016

Jersey - were promoted to Division 4 2016

Guernsey - remain in Division 5

Vanuatu - remain in Division 5

Tanzania - relegated to the regional qualifiers in Africa 2017

Nigeria - relegated to the regional qualifiers in Africa 2017

ICC World Cricket League Division 6

DIVISION 6
England, 7-13 September 2015

 

8 teams compete to fill 2 spots in ICC World Cricket League Div 5

 

Guernsey- were promoted to Division 5 2016

Vanuatu - were promoted to Division 5 2016

Norway - relegated to the regional qualifiers

Fiji - relegated to the regional qualifiers

Botswana - relegated to the regional qualifiers

Cayman Islands- relegated to the regional qualifiers

Saudi Arabia - relegated to the regional qualifiers

Suriname - relegated to the regional qualifiers

Regional Qualifiers

The regional qualification process begun back in 2013 across five regions Africa, Americas, Asia, East-Asia Pacific and Europe through divisional competition with a promotion and relegation structure. 43 teams competed in the regional qualification process where promotion led to the global qualification structure, the ICC World Cricket League Division 6.