Sri Lanka and Namibia are placed alongside Netherlands and UAE in Group A. Group B comprise West Indies, Scotland, Ireland and Zimbabwe.
T20 World Cup 2022 Qualification Pathway
The top 12 teams of the previous edition of the T20 World Cup in 2021 earned direct qualification for the 2022 event in Australia.
While Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa directly qualified for the Super 12 stage of the 2022 T20 World Cup based on the T20I rankings as on November 12, 2021.
Namibia, Scotland, Sri Lanka and West Indies were directly slotted in the Group Stage of the tournament.
The first-round matches will be played in a round-robin format, with each team playing all the other teams in its group.
Every team will play one game against other members of its own group. After the end of the qualifier round, the top two teams in Group A and Group B points table will qualify for the super 12 round.
The top two teams from each group will progress to the Super 12 stage of the event, which begins on October 22.
Sri Lanka, West Indies, Namibia, Netherlands, UAE, Scotland, Ireland, and Zimbabwe. Out of these, 4 teams will qualify for the super 12 round while the rest 4 will be eliminated from the tournament.
The Super 12 stage sees two groups of six play a round-robin, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the knock-out stage.
The knock-out stage consists of two semi-finals and the Final at the MCG on November 13.
Namibia and Sri Lanka get the tournament underway in the opening match in Group A of the First Round.
Netherlands and United Arab Emirates will also feature in a double-header at Kardinia Park in Geelong.
T20 World Cup Points System
In both the First Round and Super 12 group stages the following points system will apply:
Win: 2 points
Tie, no result or abandoned: 1 point
Loss or forfeit: 0 points
Reserve days have been scheduled for both semi-finals and the Final. No other matches will have a reserve day.
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