The first game of the Men’s T20 World Cup will be played on October 17 in Hobart between Zimbabwe and Ireland, another team who qualified for the tournament. Scotland will take against the West Indies in the game that will take place in the afternoon, while the nighttime game will be part of a doubleheader.
Runner-up The Netherlands, along with Sri Lanka, Namibia, and the United Arab Emirates, will compete in Group A of the World Cup. Their first match will take place on the opening day of the tournament in Geelong and will be against the United Arab Emirates. The first match of the 2022 ICC Men’S T20 World Cup will be played tonight between Sri Lanka, who won the World Cup in 2014, and Namibia. The match will take place in the evening.
The Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier was won by Zimbabwe
After being limited to only 132 runs when batting first during the final match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B, the hosts of the tournament, Zimbabwe, were able to overcome the Netherlands by a score of 37 runs to claim the title. Sikandar Raza was the hero for the home side as he grabbed four wickets and eight runs off of his four overs during a session in which the Dutch only scored 17 runs. During this session, the Dutch lost six wickets.
Both Craig Ervine, the captain of Zimbabwe, and Raza were dismissed by Logan van Beek (3/18), who had previously been instrumental in the success of the Netherlands. This occurred when Zimbabwe went from 93 for three to 132 all out.
In their reply, the Dutch got off to a promising start, reaching 45 for two before the wickets started to tumble. Raza took his first wicket by trapping Stephan Myburgh (22) leg before for what was maybe the most important wicket of the match.
After the Match, the Captains of Zimbabwe and the Netherlands Share Their Thoughts
The captain of Zimbabwe, Craig Ervine, had this to say: “It’s incredible. All of the fans coming out and roaring for us is reminiscent of what we remember cricket in Zimbabwe being like back in the day.
And throughout the course of the last week, we have absolutely provided them with cause for celebration. From the perspective of the players, it is encouraging to hear applause and see smiles once again spread across the audience.
“We just need to focus on what it is that we have accomplished over the course of this week. Since the first round of the 2022 T20 World Cup will take place in October, there is still plenty of time until then for us to have a conversation and figure out how we are going to go about doing that.
“Both teams came out here to win, and they were too excellent for us today,” the captain of the Netherlands squad, Scott Edwards, remarked after the game. We were able to do what we came to do, which was qualify for the World Cup; nevertheless, it is a little bit sad that we were not able to play well in the final.