The upcoming 2024 Men’s T20 World cup is set to be played in a different format. The format of the event in the West Indies and the USA will change from the formats of the previous two tournaments.
The tournament will see 20 nations fighting for the title for the first time. Hence, The 20 participating teams will be split into four groups of five teams each, unlike the first round followed by the Super 12 as in 2021 and 2022. The top two teams from each of the four groups will progress to a Super Eight phase, where they will be further divided into two groups of four each. The top two teams in each of the two Super Eights groups will qualify for the semi-finals, which will be followed by the final.
12 teams have already confirmed their participation in the 2024 T20 World Cup. USA and West Indies qualified automatically as the hosts of the tournament. Defending champions England along with Pakistan, India, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa and the Netherlands, have also qualified, having finished in the top eight of the 2022 edition. Bangladesh and Afghanistan also sealed their spot because they were the next best on ICC’s T20I rankings on the cut-off date of November 14, 2022.
The remaining eight spots will be decided through regional qualifiers. The top two teams from Africa, Asia, and Europe, along with one team from the Americas and the East Asia-Pacific groups, will be attending the major event from the qualifiers.