Sri Lanka pooled with Ireland, PNG & Oman for T20 WC

2019-11-04 at 18:14

2014 Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka have been drawn alongside Ireland, Papua New Guinea and Oman in the first round of next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

Sri Lanka – who also reached the T20 World Cup final in 2009 and 2012 – and Bangladesh missed out on immediate entry to the Super 12 stage after finishing outside the top eight in the T20I rankings during the qualification period.

Bangladesh have been placed alongside Scotland, Netherlands and first-time qualifiers Namibia in Group B for a tournament that begins on October 18.

The top two sides from each group will advance to the Super 12 stage, alongside hosts Australia, former champions India, England, West Indies and Pakistan, plus South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan.

The side which finishes top in Group A will face the Group B runner-up as well as Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and West Indies in the next round.

India, England, South Africa and Afghanistan await the winner of Group B and the Group A runner-up.

The next Twenty20 World Cup will be worked-off between 18th October and 15th November 2020 in Australia.