Sri Lanka, Bangladesh miss out direct entry for T20 WC Super 12s



T20 WC 2014 victors Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will have an additional round to play in the Men's T20 WC 2020, the ICC affirmed on Tuesday (January 1). The 16-group competition will have the best eight-positioned sides - Pakistan, India, England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Windies and Afghanistan - who will get an immediate section to the Super 12s, while Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will begin with the gathering stage.

The gathering stage will incorporate these opposite sides and six other people who will make it there by means of T20 WC qualifiers. The eight groups will shake for the four staying empty spots in the Super 12s. Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lanka chief, communicated his mistake at not gaining an immediate spot in the Super 12s however both he and Bangladesh commander Shakib Al Hasan oozed certainty of making the slice to the following round.

"It is somewhat baffling that we have not possessed the capacity to guarantee an immediate Super 12s compartment yet I'm certain that we will do well in the competition. Having played three finals and winning once, it is common that everybody anticipated that us should complete in the best eight yet we need to accept the open door in the additional matches of the gathering stage and get ready well for the thump out matches," Malinga said.

"We have some fine players in the positions and it is just a matter of giving a valiant effort when the time comes. We anticipate difficulties coming our way as we get ready for the enormous occasion."

"We have not anchored an immediate Super 12s compartment but rather I'm certain that we will do well in the competition by experiencing the gathering stage. We are a side equipped for beating the best on our day and I see no motivation behind why we can't go far in the competition. There is still some time and we will utilize it to be taking care of business for the T20 WC," Shakib said.

"We won a T20 arrangement against the West Indies, the title holders, in their regressive not very far in the past. That execution has given us a ton of confidence in our Twenty20 abilities," Shaib included.

The Men's show-stopper occasion will be held in Australia.

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