The Twenty20 World Cup in 2024 will be played using a different format than previous tournaments. There will be a total of 20 countries competing in the tournament, and they will be split into four groups of five teams each. The first round will be followed by a Super Eight stage.
The first round was followed by the Super 12 in both the 2021 and 2022 tournaments; however, in the subsequent competition, the top two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the Super Eight phase, where they will be further divided into two groups of four each. This format will be used for the next tournament.
The top two teams from each of the two groups that make up the Super Eights will advance to the semi-finals, which will be followed by the championship match.
The next iteration of the tournament will be held in both the West Indies and the United States, and as many as twelve teams have already ensured that they will participate in it.
The United States of America and the West Indies take the top two spots because they are hosting the event.
The top eight teams from the most recent Twenty20 World Cup, which was played in Australia (the top four in each Super 12 group), have already gained spots for the 2024 tournament. These teams include the defending champions England and the runners-up Pakistan. In addition, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, the next best teams on the ICC men’s T20I Rankings, have also secured their spots.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) stated in a press release that regional play will determine the eight remaining spots for the 2024 tournament.
“While South Africa claimed 2024 qualification by virtue of their top eight finish, Zimbabwe were unable to capitalise on their strong start to the campaign, finishing last in the Super 12 group to be sent back to regional qualification,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in the release. “While South Africa claimed 2024 qualification, Zimbabwe were unable to capitalise on their strong start to the campaign.”
The regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe will each have two spots available for qualification, while the Americas and East-Asia Pacific will each have one spot available.
Both of the most recent iterations of the Twenty20 World Cup were structured so that the first round consisted of two groups of four teams each. These groups were comprised of teams that had qualified for the event through the qualifying stage as well as teams that had finished between ninth and 12th in the previous tournament.
After the first round of competition, the top two sides from each group advanced to the next stage, which was known as the Super 12 stage. At this point, there were a total of eight teams that had already qualified for this stage.