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Peter Della Penna
2dPeter Della Penna

The painfully small margins in Associate cricket

Nepal has gained ODI status for the first time winning absolute nail-biters, but the teams that lost by such small margins also deserve a shot at more funding and better recognition

'The only thing missing before was finishing' - Rashid Khan (0:59)
Peter Della Penna
9dLiam Brickhill in Bulawayo

Couldn't control our nerves - Rashid Khan

Afghanistan's stand-in captain said the side's inability to handle pressure cost them against Hong Kong and put their progress to the Super Six in doubt

'Everything has gone against Afghanistan' - Rashid (1:23)
WATCH - Bulawayo goes wild as Zimbabwe win thriller (0:40)
12dESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe hang on to clinch two-run thriller

Afghanistan were cruising in their chase of 197 but then they collapsed, before their last wicket took them within touching distance of victory. But it wasn't to be.

Peter Della Penna
14dPeter Della Penna

MacLeod counters Rashid threat in style

The Scotland batsman clinically dismantled ODI cricket's No. 1 ranked bowler during the course of his third 150 plus score in the format

WICB Media Photo/Philip Spooner
14dThe Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

'Afghanistan are here to win' - Phil Simmons

Phil Simmons, the Afghanistan head coach, on what makes his team a success and what work remains to be done to take the next step up

15dNagraj Gollapudi

Why is the ICC not streaming the World Cup qualifier?

Given the presence of four Full Members and the high-stakes nature of the tournament, good viewership figures can be expected, but bringing it to that audience might not yet be a cost-effective undertaking

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15dLiam Brickhill

Test-nation gravitas spices up World Cup Qualifier

This tournament will ask existential questions of almost every team: what would it mean for West Indies, winners of the inaugural World Cup in England more than 40 years ago, to miss out?

Peter Della Penna
15dESPNcricinfo staff

What is the World Cup Qualifier?

The tournament begins in Zimbabwe on Sunday and will continue across Harare, Bulawayo and Kwekwe until March 25. Here is everything you need to know about it

All you need to know about the World Cup Qualifiers (1:41)
18dESPNcricinfo staff

Afghanistan stun West Indies in warm-up win

Afghanistan gave West Indies a hint of the struggle that could be in store for them in their bid to reach the 2019 World Cup, after battling back from the brink of a crushing defeat

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19dESPNcricinfo staff

Stanikzai to miss start of World Cup Qualifier

Afghanistan will be without their captain, Asghar Stanikzai, for the start of the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe after he was forced to undergo surgery for appendicitis

2018 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (ICC Trophy)

Super Sixes
Group A
Group B

Top Run ScorersApr'17 to Mar'18

Top Wicket TakersApr'17 to Mar'18