India Qualifies For The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024, 8 Teams Earn Automatic Qualification

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday that eight teams have earned automatic qualification for the ninth Women’s T20 World Cup 2024, which will be held in Bangladesh. India were among the eight automatic qualifiers, and the remaining two spots in the ten-team tournament will be decided through a global qualifier.

The top three teams from each group automatically qualified for the just-concluded T20 World Cup in South Africa. Bangladesh qualified as hosts, while Pakistan earned a spot as the next highest-ranked team in the Women’s T20I Team Rankings. Sri Lanka and Ireland were the only teams to participate in the tournament without qualifying.

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Harmanpreet Kaur-led India was eliminated from the tournament after losing to eventual champions Australia in the semi-finals. Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa qualified directly as the top three teams in Group 1 in the league stage, while England, India, and the West Indies made the cut from Group 2.

A global qualifier will be held in early 2024 to determine the final two spots. The tournament’s locations and dates will be revealed soon. Sri Lanka and Ireland failed to advance after completing the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, and they have to play qualifying rounds. Ireland is ranked tenth, while Sri Lanka is placed eighth.

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Australia are the most successful team in the history of the Women’s T20 World Cup, and they became champions for the sixth time after beating South Africa in the final match. Australia won three consecutive titles for a second time, having three successive wins in 2010, 2012, and 2014, and again in 2018, 2020, and 2023.

The Australian women’s team remained unbeaten in the group stage, winning all of their matches. They beat India in the semi-finals to qualify for the finals. Meg Lanning became the first captain to win five ICC trophies after beating South Africa by 19 runs in the final match. She surpassed fellow country cricketer Ricky Ponting’s record of four trophies.

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