The Automatic qualifiers for the Super 12 of the T20 World Cup 2022 have been confirmed after West Indies lost to Australia by eight wickets on Saturday November 6, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Eight teams India, Australia, England, Pakistan, New Zealand, South Africa, Afghanistan and Bangladesh have already qualified for Super 12 of T20 World Cup 2022 mega event.
The winner and runners-up of the T20 World Cup along with the next six highest-ranked T20 teams in the ICC rankings qualified directly for the Super 12 of next year’s tournament. A loss to Australia in their final Super 12 game has meant that the West Indies have missed out on securing direct qualification to the Super 12 stage of the next edition.
Bangladesh, led by Mahmudullah had to play the Qualifiers this season, but they will directly play the Super 12 next season after finishing at No.8 in the rankings.
Sri Lanka played the qualifiers this year and they will again be going through the same round next time. The Dasun Shanaka-led team won all three games in the Qualifiers, but lost three out of five matches in the Super 12. They ended at No.9 in the rankings.
Afghanistan will play at least one game in the ongoing World Cup. If they beat New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, they could even qualify for the knockouts of the tournament.
As far as the ongoing edition is concerned, Pakistan, Australia and England have qualified for the semi-final. One team among India, Afghanistan and New Zealand will qualify for the semis. The semi-finalists will be decided after the end of the Super 12 on Monday, November 8
The 2022 Men's ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled to be the eighth ICC Men's T20 World Cup tournament, Will be played in month of October and November 2022 in Australia.