PAK-NZ qualified for T20 WC 2026! This is why we will play the next tournament

Highlights

Pakistan and New Zealand have been eliminated from the T20 World Cup.Instead of Pakistan, America qualified for the Super-8 from this group.West Indies and Afghanistan have qualified from New Zealand’s group.

New Delhi. Pakistan team’s performance in T20 World Cup 2024 was not very good. Like Pakistan, New Zealand was also eliminated from the league stage. Both the teams could not even reach the Super-8. In such a situation, the questions are now being asked whether Pakistan and New Zealand have missed out on qualifying directly for the T20 World Cup 2026? Will these two teams enter the next T20 World Cup after playing the qualifiers? The simple and obvious answer to all these questions is no. According to ICC rules, the top-12 teams from the last T20 World Cup will get direct entry to the next tournament.

All the eight teams that reached the Super-8 in this T20 World Cup will get a place in the T20 World Cup 2026. The next T20 World Cup will be held jointly between India and Sri Lanka. Being the hosts, India and Sri Lanka are guaranteed direct entry into the tournament. India has reached Super-8. In such a case, there is no need to resort to this rule to qualify. Sri Lanka have been eliminated from the tournament. He will play the next tournament using this rule. Thus now the names of 9 teams out of 12 have been announced. The remaining three teams will be selected according to their ICC T20 rankings.

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Somehow reached Pakistan and New Zealand
After this tournament, ICC will announce the names of the top-12 teams of the next World Cup by June 30. The Pakistan team is currently ranked 7th in the ICC T20 rankings. Along with this, New Zealand remains at the sixth position. The race for direct qualification for the T20 World Cup 2026 is very tight at three places. After 9 teams dropped out of this tournament and played in the next tournament, the current ICC ranking of all remaining teams is below the ranking of Pakistan and New Zealand. In such a situation, it is almost certain that both the teams will play the next tournament.

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