The automatic qualifiers for the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 have been confirmed, following West Indies’ defeat to Australia in their final match of this year’s competition. The next year’s tournament is scheduled to take place in Australia.
From the 12 automatic qualifiers for next year’s tournament – the 12 teams that made the Super 12 this year – eight will go straight through to the Super 12. Those eight teams are hosts Australia, England, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, South Africa, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Job done from Australia ✅
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The automatic qualifiers for the Super 12 stage of ICC T20 World Cup 2022 were determined to be the winner and runner-up of the current global event, alongside the next six highest ranking teams on the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I rankings at the cut-off date of 15 November.
The current top six teams on the rankings – England, Pakistan, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia – had already done enough to ensure they would not slide out of those positions this tournament.
Meanwhile, West Indies’ defeat to Australia on Saturday ensured that they will sit 10th by the cut-off date, with Bangladesh climbing to eighth. That loss has seen West Indies drop to 10th on the rankings, just behind Sri Lanka, with Bangladesh rising to eighth.
Afghanistan, the team currently seventh in the rankings, cannot drop below 8th spot irrespective of future results in this tournament following West Indies’ loss to Australia.
Meanwhile, alongside West Indies, 2021 Super 12 teams Sri Lanka, Namibia, and Scotland will also start next year’s tournament in the First Round.