The next T20 World Cup will be played in West Indies and America. The format of this World Cup to be held in 2024 will be completely different than the T20 World Cup held so far. There will neither be a first-round nor a stage like the Super-12 round. 20 teams will directly participate here.
There will be four groups in T20 World Cup 2024 and there will be 5 teams in each group. Each team will play one match against the other four teams of its group. After this, the top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the Super-8 round. In the Super-8 round again two groups will be divided and each group will have four teams. Here too, after the round-robin matches, the top two teams of each group will reach the semi-finals.
12 teams have qualified
The teams of America and West Indies, being the hosts, had already qualified for this World Cup. Apart from this, the top-8 teams of the T20 World Cup 2022 have also got direct entry into the next World Cup. These teams are England, Pakistan, India, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and the Netherlands. Apart from this, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who were among the top-10 teams in the ICC rankings till 14 November 2022, have also got an entry in the next World Cup. The remaining eight teams will have to play qualifying matches.
This was the format in T20 World Cup 2022
This year 16 teams participated in the T20 World Cup. Eight teams had already qualified in the Super-12 round, while the remaining four spots were played between eight teams in the first round. There were 6-6 teams in two groups in the Super-12 round. After the round-robin matches, the top 2 teams from each group reached the semi-finals.