After losing to Australia in their final game in the present ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, West Indies will have to qualify for the Super 12 for the next edition of the T20 World Cup in 2022. In the first round, West Indies will be joined by Sri Lanka, who are rated 10th in the T20I rankings. Bangladesh, meanwhile, has moved up to eighth place in the current competition despite losing all of their Super 12 matches – owing to recent T20I victories at home against Australia and New Zealand – and has secured direct qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, which will be held in Australia.

Afghanistan is also one of the eight teams with a direct berth into the Super 12. The champion and runner-up of the T20 World Cup 2021, as well as the next six highest-ranked teams in the T20I standings on November 15, were all slated to advance directly to the Super 12 stage of the competition. England, Pakistan, India, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia, as well as Bangladesh and Afghanistan, will finish high enough in the rankings to gain automatic participation into the Super 12 stage.

The two-time winners were bowled out for 55 in their debut match against England in the 2021 edition, giving West Indies a lone victory over Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka defeated both Bangladesh and the West Indies, but fell short against England, Australia, and South Africa. The two teams that advanced to the Super 12 stage of the current competition, Scotland and Namibia, will join West Indies and Sri Lanka in the opening round of the next edition.

Afghanistan and Bangladesh have been given Super 12 spots in the 2022 T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia. West Indies and Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will have to play an additional qualifying round to qualify for the Super 12 stage of the next T20 World Cup, according to ESPNcricinfo. Six countries – England, Pakistan, India, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia – had already secured their spots in the Super 12 stage of the 2017 T20 World Cup coming into Saturday’s games.