Highlights

  • Zimbabwe & Netherlands have qualified for the T20 World Cup
  • Zimbabwe beat Papua New Guinea while the Netherlands beat the USA
  • All 16 teams in the T20 World Cup 2022 are now confirmed

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Zimbabwe & Netherlands have qualified for the T20 World Cup in Australia this year after defeating Papua New Guinea and the USA in the semis of Qualifiers B.

The USA, who were aiming to play their first global ICC tournament gave a tough fight to the Netherlands. Batting first, the Monank Patel-led side started brilliantly scoring a 51-run opening stand in just five overs. But the team failed to make it big as they were bundled out for 138 runs. The Dutch side easily chased down the target in just 19 overs.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe got the better of PNG to qualify for the T20 World Cup. The hosts, Zimbabwe chose to bat first and scored 199. The visitors fell short of the 200-run target and lost the match by 27 runs which paved the way for the African side to get into the World Cup.

With the two teams qualifying for the tournament, all 16 teams in the World Cup are now confirmed. Earlier, Ireland and UAE had confirmed their places in Qualifier A.

The top 11 teams from the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 automatically qualified for this year's World Cup alongside the hosts & defending champions Australia.

Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Ireland and UAE will now play the first round matches which consist of two groups. Only the top two teams from those groups will get through to the Super 12s.

Group A: Namibia, Sri Lanka, UAE, Netherlands/Zimbabwe
Group B: Ireland, Scotland, West Indies, Netherlands/Zimbabwe

Australia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa have already made it to the Super 12s based on their rankings.

Confirmed teams at ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022

Hosts: Australia
Top 11 teams from ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, England, India, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and West Indies.

Top two teams from Global Qualifier A: Ireland and the United Arab Emirates

Top two teams from Global Qualifier B: Netherlands and Zimbabwe

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