Groups for 2020 World Cup preliminary round
As a result of the final qualifying tournament standings, the preliminary round groupings for the T20 World Cup 2020 are now confirmed with Papua New Guinea, Ireland and Oman in Group A with Sri Lanka. Group B will see the Netherlands, Namibia and Scotland join Bangladesh.
Job-done but old concerns remain
Ger Siggins (Sunday Independent) Ireland duly finished the World Cup Qualifier with a win, their fifth in eight games. The ticket for Australia was secured last weekend so the job-done box was ticked, but the old concerns refuse to go away, even in victory.
ICC name Team of the Tournament
ICC The official team of the tournament below celebrates the top performers from the competition which includes the likes of Paul Stirling, Ryan ten Doeschate, Norman Vanua and Player of the Tournament Gerhard Erasmus.
Final Tournament Statistics
Which batsmen scored the most runs, made the highest scores and had the best strike rates? Which bowlers took the most wickets, had the best match returns and the best economy rates? Who had the most wicketkeeping dismissals or took the most catches in the field? They are all in our final set of tournament statistics.
Much room for improvement as Ireland beaten by Dutch
Irish Independent GARY WILSON was given another good indicator of just how much his young team will have to improve in the 12 months before the T20 World Cup finals as Ireland lost to the Netherlands by 21 runs in the semi-finals of the qualifiers in Dubai.