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The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024, which features more countries and a new format, is sure to produce intriguing matches and momentous occasions.

It will be historic for the USA to host its first international event after qualifying as hosts alongside the West Indies.

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With 20 competing nations split into four groups of five sides each, the 2024 edition of the ICC men’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA will use a new format as opposed to the previous two competitions.

As per ESPNCricinfo, this eliminates the first round that was held prior to the Super 12 stage in the 2021 and 2022 editions.

To reach the Super Eight stage, the top two teams from each group must advance. At this point, all teams are split into two groups of four. These two groups’ top two teams will advance to the semifinals. This will be followed by the final.

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In the previous two tournaments, in 2021 and 2022, the opening round comprised eight teams who qualified for the tournament and teams that finished ninth to twelfth in previous T20 World Cups.

The eight teams were split into two groups of four. The top two teams from each of these two groups advanced to the Super 12 phase.

12 teams have qualified for the 2024 T20 World Cup:

In total, 12 teams have earned places in the 2024 T20 World Cup. The United States and the West Indies automatically qualified as the tournament’s hosts. The top eight finishers from the 2022 edition, including the defending champions England, runners-up Pakistan, India, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and the Netherlands, have also qualified.

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ICC T20 World Cup Trophy. Image Credits: Twitter

The other two teams are Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who were the top two teams in the ICC T20I standings on the qualifying date of November 14.

The qualifiers will determine who will fill the remaining eight seats.

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The T20 World Cup is currently being won by England, who defeated Pakistan on November 13 in Melbourne. They, therefore, captured their second ICC T20 World Cup title.

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