Sri Lanka-Bangladesh will face big blow on the first day of the new year, T-20 World Cup: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the teams qualifying for the Super 12, including top-ranked Pakistan, India, England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies
Former champions Sri Lanka and Bangladesh failed to qualify for the T20 World Cup Super 12 directly due to their low ranking. Now they have to take part in the group stage competition to make it to the venue in 2020. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the teams qualifying for the Super 12, including top-ranked Pakistan, India, England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies and Afghanistan. But former champions and three-time runners-up Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will have to play with six other qualifiers in the group stage of the tournament. The tournament will be held in Australia between October 18 and November 15, 2020. According to the qualification criteria, the top eight teams get a place in the Super 12 stage, while the other two teams have to play in the group stage with the other teams.
Other teams of the group stage will be determined by the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers to be held in 2019. Four teams from the group stage will make the place in Super 12. Sri Lankan captain Lasith Malinga expressed disappointment that the 2014 champion had failed to make a place in Super 12, but he is expected to do well in the tournament. Malinga said, “It is a little disappointing that we could not make the straight place in Super 12 but I am sure we will do well in the tournament.”
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said that the recent performance has increased the confidence of the team that he will face the challenge of the challenge. He said, “I do not see any reason why we can not move forward in the tournament. It’s time now and we will use it for the T20 World Cup. We won the T20 series against the West Indies, which is the world champion. This performance has added trust in our own T20 capabilities. “