Next ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup will take place in India this November-December 2021 where 16 teams will participate in what should be a cracking tournament. T20 world cup was originally scheduled to take place in Australia in 2020 but covid-19 pandemic caused postponement and ICC confirmed the reschedule to be take place in India this year.
ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2021 Qualified Teams & Format:
Top 10 ranked teams in ICC International Twenty20 ranking automatically qualify for the tournament while 6 more teams joined them via qualifiers which took place in 2019.
India as hosts and top 7 ranked teams already qualified to tournament’s Super 12 round. While 6 qualified teams via qualifiers. Sri Lank and Bangladesh will play round robin format group stage. Top 4 teams from the group stage will join the Super 12 stage.
Super 12 stage will be a round robin where all 12 teams will play one game against the other 11 sides. Top four teams from Super 12 stage will qualify for semifinals.
Below is the list of teams who have qualified for ICC Cricket Twenty20 World Cup 2021.
|TEAMS||Qualified Via||Twenty20 World Cup Stage|
|India||As Hosts||Super 12|
|Pakistan||No.1 In ICC Ranking||Super 12|
|Australia||No.2 In ICC Ranking||Super 12|
|England||No.3 In ICC Ranking||Super 12|
|South Africa||No.4 In ICC Ranking||Super 12|
|New Zealand||No.5 In ICC Ranking||Super 12|
|West Indies||No.6 In ICC Ranking||Super 12|
|Afghanistan||No.7 In ICC Ranking||Super 12|
|Sri Lanka||No.8 In ICC Ranking||First Group Stage|
|Bangladesh||No.9 In ICC Ranking||First Group Stage|
|Netherlands||Won the qualifying tournament||First Group Stage|
|Papua New Guinea||Runners-up in the qualifying tournament||First Group Stage|
|Ireland||Finished 3rd in qualifying tournament||First Group Stage|
|Namibia||Finished 4th in qualifying tournament||First Group Stage|
|Scotland||Finished 5th in qualifying tournament||First Group Stage|
|Oman||Finished 6th in qualifying tournament||First Group Stage|