England host next year’s Cricket World Cup, but before then some of the smaller sides still have the chance to qualify.
With a series of qualifying matches currently taking place in Zimbabwe, today sees the United Arab Emirates take on Afghanistan. The UAE have lost all their matches so far and thus cannot qualify. Afghanistan meanwhile need to win to have any hope of going forward, and given the extraordinary story of the Afghan team you always feel the need to back them up.
United Arab Emirates v Afghanistan is on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket at 07.15.