Despite the five-wicket defeat to Pakistan in their last Super 12 match, which extinguished Bangladesh’s chances of making it to the semi-final of the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia, Bangladesh is all but certain to make the automatic qualification slots for the 2024 T20 World Cup in USA and West Indies.
Bangladesh missed out on a top-four finish in Group 2, having finished fifth in the table behind the Netherlands, who, courtesy of their win over South Africa, grabbed the automatic qualification places to make the next World Cup as one of the top eight teams in the 2022 edition. On the other hand, West Indies, who failed to reach Super 12 this time, have gained automatic qualification and USA as hosts of the next World Cup.
As far as Bangladesh and Afghanistan are concerned — currently placed 9th and 10th, respectively, in ICC T20 rankings — they are set to grab the two remaining automatic qualification spots based on the updated rankings on November 14, the cut-off date for qualification.
The remaining eight teams will gain entry through the ICC regional qualifiers to make a total of 20 teams in the tournament proper for the next edition of the T20 World Cup. Bangladesh and the other 19 teams will be divided into four groups of five, and the top two teams will go through to the Super 8s, which will comprise two groups of four before the knock-out stages.