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USA Makes History, Qualifies For T20 World Cup 2026

The USA cricket team has made history again by qualifying for the T20 World Cup 2026. They not only reached the Super 8 in the 2024 T20 World Cup but also secured a spot in the upcoming 2026 tournament.

Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: Jun 15, 2024 10:24 IST
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USA Makes History, Qualifies For T20 World Cup 2026

The USA cricket team has scripted history once again. They’ve not just secured a place in the Super 8 of the T20 World Cup 2024 but also have qualified for the upcoming 2026 T20 World Cup in India and Sri Lanka. This means the US team will now play cricket in India.

The USA versus Ireland match in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, scheduled for Friday (14 June), was canceled due to rain and a wet outfield. As a result of the cancellation, USA advanced to the Super 8 stage. Simultaneously, Pakistan was eliminated, along with Canada and Ireland, ending their chances of reaching the Super 8.

It’s noteworthy that the T20 Cup 2026 will take place in India and Sri Lanka. Both countries have qualified automatically as hosts. Additionally, seven other teams from the Super 8 stage will also qualify directly for the tournament.

In addition to these teams, three more teams will qualify for the tournament based on their highest ranking in the ICC T20I rankings as of June 30, 2024.

According to the ICC, the top 8 teams will automatically qualify for the next season of the tournament. A total of 20 teams will compete, with 12 securing direct qualification. The remaining eight teams will be determined through ICC’s regional qualifiers.

How will other teams qualify for T20 World Cup 2026

The ICC T20 World Cup Europe Sub Regional Qualifier A will take place in Rome starting from Sunday. A total of 24 matches will be played over seven days at Roma Cricket Ground and Simar Cricket Ground. Teams from Italy, Austria, France, Hungary, Isle of Man, Israel, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, and Turkey will participate in the tournament. The competition in Rome will feature 10 teams vying to progress to the next round of qualification, scheduled for next year.

Also Read: T20 World Cup 2024: India Vs Canada Preview, Probable Playing XI And More

First published on: Jun 15, 2024 08:01 AM IST

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