The shock failure of Nepal and United States to make it to this month’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in the UAE means we will be deprived of seeing some of emerging cricket’s brightest stars.
Despite being the highest ranked side in the world at the time, outside of the 10 automatic qualifiers for the main event in Australia next year, Nepal fell short of reaching the qualification event. In the final leg of Asian pre-qualifying, they were beaten by Singapore.
United States missed out when Bermuda shocked them in the Americas regional qualifier, while Zimbabwe are also absent from this tournament having been suspended by the ICC earlier in the year.
Above is a picture gallery of some of the star names missing from the T20 World Cup Qualifier. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.