Sri Lanka Team T20 World Cup: The Sri Lankan team, who won the Asia Cup title for the sixth time by defeating Pakistan in the final of the Asia Cup 2022, is now eyeing the T20 World Cup 2022. Looking at the excellent performance of the Sri Lankan team, it is believed that this team will easily qualify for the T20 World Cup by performing brilliantly in the qualifier round of the World Cup. Yes, the Sri Lankan team has not been able to qualify directly in the World Cup.
Sri Lanka to play qualifier round
The winner of the Asia Cup, Sri Lankan team will have to play the qualifier round to qualify for the T20 World Cup. A total of 16 teams are involved in the ICC T20 World Cup. Of these, eight teams are part of the qualifier round while 8 teams are directly involved in the Super 12 round. Teams like Sri Lanka, Namibia, UAE, Netherlands, West Indies, Scotland, Zimbabwe and Ireland are in the qualifier round of T20 World Cup.
The Sri Lankan team will face Namibia on 16 October, UAE on 18 October and Netherlands on 20 October in this round. Only after winning these matches will the Sri Lankan team be able to qualify for the T20 World Cup 2022. The eight teams of the T20 World Cup qualifier round have been divided into two groups, A and B. In this, all the teams will play one match each against the teams of their group. In this, on the basis of points, the top two teams of both the groups will reach the Super 12. At the same time, the number one team of Group A and the number two team of Group B will join Australia, New Zealand, England and Afghanistan in Group 1 of the main round of the World Cup. Whereas A-1 and B-1 will join the second group along with India, Pakistan, South Africa and Bangladesh. After this, the match will be played on the basis of round robin between everyone in the World Cup.
Due to this, Sri Lanka could not qualify directly.
For your information, let us tell you that due to low ranking, the Sri Lankan team could not directly qualify for the 2022 T20 World Cup. In fact, the teams which were in the top-8 in the ICC T20 International Rankings till November 15 last year, the same teams have qualified directly for the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Each team will play 5-5 matches in Super-12
The two teams of the T20 World Cup will be divided into two groups of 6-6. After this each team will play a match against all the teams in their group. In such a situation, each team will play 5 matches in its group. The Super-12 round of the T20 World Cup will start from 22 October. After this, the top two teams of both the groups will reach the semi-finals of the World Cup. After which the title match of the World Cup will be played on November 13.