T20 World Cup 2024: Format, teams, host country, and start date
In 2024, the USA and West Indies will host the World Cup and a total of 20 teams will be playing.
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After the conclusion of the 2023 ODI World Cup, the buzz has shifted around the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled to start in June next year. On Thursday (November 30), following the conclusion of the Africa Qualifier, the format, total teams, and start date have been finalized.
Last year, the tournament was played in Australia with England lifting the trophy by beating Pakistan. In 2024, the USA and West Indies will host the World Cup and a total of 20 teams will be playing. As the hosts, the West Indies and the USA have already qualified for the event.
Namibia and Uganda were the last teams to qualify. Namibia qualified for the T20 World Cup for the first time in their history after they defeated Rwanda by nine wickets. Below is the list of all details about the upcoming important tournament.
Format, teams, and start date of the T20 World Cup 2024
The T20 World Cup will start from June 4 to June 30 in the USA and West Indies. As mentioned before, 20 teams will participate in the tournament. They will be divided into four groups.
All the four groups will have five teams each. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 8.
In Super 8, the eight teams will be first divided into two groups. After the team will lock horns as per the round-robin format, the top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-final. After the semi-final, the two winners will face each other for the final showdown on June 30.
Teams to qualify for the 2024 T20 World Cup: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, England, India, Ireland, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Uganda, United States of America (USA).
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