India is one of eight automatic qualifiers for the 2024 Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh, having finished in the top three of their group in the recently concluded Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa. The top-three teams in each of the two groups of the World Cup automatically made the cut along with hosts Bangladesh and Pakistan who were ranked the highest outside the top-six direct qualifiers.

Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa advanced from Group One, while England, India, and the West Indies advanced from Group Two. Only Sri Lanka and Ireland failed to qualify for the recently concluded T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka is currently ranked eighth, while Ireland is ranked tenth.

2024 Women’s T20 World Cup will be hosted by Bangladesh

India were eliminated from the 2023 tournament after losing in the semi-finals to eventual champions Australia. The Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 will be hosted by Bangladesh. By virtue of being the hosts, Bangladesh have qualified for the ninth edition of the tournament. As per the qualification process, the top three teams from each group earn direct qualification along with the hosts and the highest-ranked team outside of the six direct qualifiers from the 10-team tournament.

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Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 Team Captains ( Image Credits: The Bridge)

Remaining Two Spots Will Be Determined By The Global Qualifier: ICC

According to an ICC release, the remaining two available spots will be determined by a global qualifier in early 2024. The final two spots will be determined by a Global Qualifier held in early 2024. The dates and venues of the tournament will be announced in due course. Sri Lanka and Ireland did not receive direct qualification from the recently concluded Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. While Sri Lanka is ranked eighth, Ireland is ranked tenth.

Australia won their sixth title by defeating South Africa in the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. Australia also completed a hat-trick of victories for the second time, having won three consecutive times.

By Aditya Singh

An alumnus of DU and loves to follow Cricket, Hockey and Chess. Queen's gambit always declined!