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Which teams have qualified for T20 World Cup 2026 in India & Sri Lanka?

Which teams have qualified for T20 World Cup 2026 in India & Sri Lanka?

The 2026 T20 World Cup will be jointly hosted by India and Sri Lanka.

The group stage might be over for T20 World Cup 2024 but it also determined the next T20 WC in India and Sri Lanka in 2026. Despite failing to qualify for Super 8, Sri Lanka have earned a direct entry to the next T20 WC as the host. Similarly, USA have also earned a direct entry. As for India, they are qualified as the hosts but as India topped Group A, they have qualified on merit as well. But now that India will leave the spot on merit, USA get that slot. The debutant of 2024 will play in t20 World Cup 2026.

Confirmed teams for next T20 World Cup

  • India (Qualified for Super 8 and host nation)
  • Sri Lanka (Did not qualify for Super 8 but host nation)
  • Australia (Qualified for Super 8)
  • Afghanistan (Qualified for Super 8)
  • USA (Qualified for Super 8)
  • South Africa (Qualified for Super 8)
  • West Indies (Qualified for Super 8)
  • England (Qualified for Super 8)

T20 World Cup News

Will Pakistan play qualifiers?

Having bowed out of T20 World Cup from group stages, Pakistan did not do themselves any favours. However, there is another way to qualify.

As per ICC rule, three highest-ranked teams on the ICC T20I rankings as of June 30, 2024 will also qualify directly for the T20 World Cup 2026. As Pakistan are ranked 6th in ICC T20I Team Rankings, they will qualify for the India edition of T20 WC.

New Zealand who are ranked 7th will also qualify on the virtue of better ICC rankings. Ireland or Zimbabwe could also go through based on rankings.

T20 World Cup 2026 qualifiers

The remaining eight spots in the 20-team event will be decided through ICC’s regional qualifiers pathway.

  • Europe Qualifiers: 2 spots
  • East Asia-Pacific Qualifier: 1
  • Americas Qualifier: 1
  • Asia Qualifier: 2
  • Africa Qualifier: 2
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