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2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier
Administrator International Cricket Council
Cricket Format Twenty20 International
Tournament Format Round-robin, Playoffs
Hosts Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
Champions
Participants 14
Matches Played 51
Most runs
Most wickets
Official website
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The 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier is an upcoming cricket tournament scheduled to be held in October and November 2019 in the United Arab Emirates to determine which teams will qualify for the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup tournament in Australia.

Qualification groups began on 26 February 2018 in Argentina, with a total of 61 Associate Member teams out of originally scheduled 62 teams competing. Of these teams, 25 of them progressed to the regional finals in 2019, with the top seven teams progressing to the qualifier tournament. They were joined by the top six teams from the 2015 qualifier that were outside the top ten places in the ICC T20I Championship by the cut-off date of 31 December 2018, and the tournament host. The six teams finishing highest in the qualifier series will join Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the first group stage of the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup.

In February 2018, in the opening round of sub-regional qualifiers in the Americas group, both the Cayman Islands and Bermuda registered wins against Argentina.

In April 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) granted full international status to Twenty20 mens' matches played between member sides from 1 January 2019 onwards. Therefore, all the matches in the Regional Finals and the Qualifier itself, will be played as full Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). In July 2019, the ICC suspended Zimbabwe Cricket, with the team barred from taking part in ICC events, which put their participation in the tournament in doubt. The following month, with Zimbabwe banned from taking part in international cricket tournaments, the ICC confirmed that Nigeria would replace them in the tournament.

Teams and qualifications

Means of qualification Date Host Berths Qualified
Automatic qualifications
ICC T20I Championship
(Ranked 11th – 16th who played in the last WT20)
31 December 2018 Ranking table 5

Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Flag of Oman Oman
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland

Host 1 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
Regional qualifications
East Asia-Pacific 22–24 March 2019 Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 1 Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Africa 20–24 May 2019 Flag of Uganda Uganda 3 Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria
Europe 15–20 June 2019 Template:Country data Guernsey 1 Flag of Jersey Jersey
Asia 22–28 July 2019 Flag of Singapore Singapore 1 Flag of Sint Maarten Sint Maarten
Americas 18–25 August 2019 Flag of Bermuda Bermuda 2 Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Flag of Bermuda Bermuda
Total 14

ICC T20I Championship

Host nation, Australia, and the nine best teams (according to the ICC T20I Championship ranking of 31 December 2018) who played in last edition of ICC Twenty20 World Cup qualify for the final tournament directly. The remaining six entrants from the last tournament must compete in the regional qualifiers of the World Cup qualifying tournaments. Of the teams in the ICC T20I Championship ranking, initially the United Arab Emirates and Nepal could only qualify through regional competitions. However, in March 2019, the ICC announced that the UAE would host the qualifier tournament. Later the same month, the ICC released the match schedule for all the Regional Finals, with the UAE omitted from the fixture list for the Asia Regional Final. The number of teams that could qualify from the Asia Regional Final was also reduced from two to one.

The final rankings for automatic qualification as of 31 December 2018 were as follows:

Rank Team Matches Points Rating Status
1 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 36 4,979 138 Advanced to final tournament Super 12s stage
2 Flag of India India 42 5,298 126
3 Flag of England England 22 2,586 118
4 Flag of Australia Australia 28 3,266 117 Final tournament host (and Super 12s stage)
5 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 22 2,502 114 Advanced to final tournament Super 12s stage
6 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 25 2,803 112
7 Flag of West Indies West Indies 27 2,725 101
8 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 27 2,490 92
9 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 29 2,518 87 Advanced to final tournament group stage
10 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 30 2,321 77
11 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 15 927 62 Advanced to T20 World Cup qualifier
12 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 20 1,097 55
13 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates 13 649 50 Advanced to T20 World Cup qualifier as host
14 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 12 598 50 Advanced to T20 World Cup qualifier
15 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 10 420 42
16 Flag of Oman Oman 7 270 39
17 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 19 638 34
Reference: ICC rankings for Tests, ODIs, Twenty20 & Women ICC page, 31 December 2018
"Matches" is the number of matches played in the 20 months since 1 May 2017, plus half the number in the 24 months before that.

Regional qualifications

62 teams were originally scheduled to compete in 12 regional qualification groups during 2018 across five regions, with 61 taking part. The top 25 teams progressed to five regional finals in 2019, with seven teams progressing to the 2019 qualifier tournament. The host nation of each sub-regional group and regional final groups are shown in bold. All the sub-regional stage matches in the European section were held in the Netherlands.

Regional Sub Regional
Asia Qualifier Flag of Nepal Nepal, Flag of Sint Maarten Sint Maarten, Flag of Malaysia Malaysia
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates, Flag of Qatar Qatar, Flag of Kuwait Kuwait
Eastern Flag of Nepal Nepal, Flag of Malaysia Malaysia, Flag of Sint Maarten Sint Maarten, Template:Country data BTN, Template:Country data CHN, Template:Country data MMR, Flag of Thailand Thailand
Western Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates, Flag of Qatar Qatar, Flag of Kuwait Kuwait, Flag of Bahrain Bahrain, Template:Country data MDV, Template:Country data SAU
Europe Qualifier Flag of Denmark Denmark, Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Italy Italy, Flag of Jersey Jersey
Flag of Norway Norway, Template:Country data GUE
Group A Flag of Denmark Denmark, Flag of Germany Germany, Flag of France France, Flag of Austria Austria, Template:Country data CYP, Template:Country data POR
Group B Flag of Jersey Jersey, Flag of Italy Italy, Template:Country data BEL, Flag of Spain Spain, Template:Country data IMN, Flag of Finland Finland
Group C Template:Country data SWE, Flag of Norway Norway, Flag of Guernsey Guernsey, Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar, Flag of Israel Israel, Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
Africa Qualifier Template:Country data GHA, Flag of Nigeria Nigeria
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya, Flag of Uganda Uganda
Flag of Botswana Botswana, Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia
North-Western Flag of Nigeria Nigeria, Template:Country data SLE, Template:Country data GHA, Template:Country data GMB
Eastern Template:Country data RWA, Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya, Flag of Uganda Uganda, Template:Country data TAN
Southern Flag of Botswana Botswana, Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia, Template:Country data LES, Template:Country data MWI, Template:Country data MOZ, Template:Country data Saint Helena, Template:Country data SWZ
Americas Qualifier Flag of Bermuda Bermuda,Flag of the Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
Flag of the United States United States, Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Southern Flag of Argentina Argentina, Flag of Bermuda Bermuda, Flag of the Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
Northern Flag of the United States United States, Flag of Canada.svg Canada, Template:Country data PAN, Template:Country data BLZ
EAP Qualifier Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu
Template:Country data PHI
Group A Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu, Flag of Fiji Fiji, Template:Country data WSM
Group B Template:Country data IDN, Template:Country data PHI, Flag of Japan Japan, Template:Country data KOR

Squads

Fixtures

Group A

Template:2019 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier Group A


18 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
v Flag of Sint Maarten Sint Maarten
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

18 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
v Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

19 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of Bermuda Bermuda
v Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

19 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia
v Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

20 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia
v Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

20 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Bermuda Bermuda
v Flag of Sint Maarten Sint Maarten
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

21 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
v Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

21 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Bermuda Bermuda
v Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

22 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia
v Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

22 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
v Flag of Sint Maarten Sint Maarten
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

23 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of Bermuda Bermuda
v Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

23 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
v Flag of Sint Maarten Sint Maarten
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

24 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
v Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

24 October 2019
19:30
Scorecard
Flag of Bermuda Bermuda
v Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

25 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
v Flag of Sint Maarten Sint Maarten
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

25 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
v Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

26 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Bermuda Bermuda
v Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

26 October 2019
19:30
Scorecard
Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia
v Flag of Sint Maarten Sint Maarten
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

27 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
v Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

27 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
v Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai


Group B

Template:2019 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier Group B

18 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
v Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

18 October 2019
19:30
Scorecard
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
v Flag of Oman Oman
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

19 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Jersey Jersey
v Flag of Nigeria Nigeria
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

19 October 2019
19:30
Scorecard
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
v Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

20 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of Canada.svg Canada
v Flag of Jersey Jersey
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

20 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
v Flag of Oman Oman
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

21 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
v Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

21 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
v Flag of Oman Oman
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

21 October 2019
19:30
Scorecard
Flag of Canada.svg Canada
v Flag of Nigeria Nigeria
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

22 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
v Flag of Jersey Jersey
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

23 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria
v Flag of Oman Oman
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

23 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Canada.svg Canada
v Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

23 October 2019
19:30
Scorecard
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
v Flag of Jersey Jersey
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

24 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
v Flag of Nigeria Nigeria
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

24 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of Canada.svg Canada
v Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

25 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
v Flag of Jersey Jersey
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

25 October 2019
19:30
Scorecard
Flag of Canada.svg Canada
v Flag of Oman Oman
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

26 October 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
v Flag of Nigeria Nigeria
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

27 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
v Flag of Nigeria Nigeria
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

27 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
Flag of Jersey Jersey
v Flag of Oman Oman
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

27 October 2019
19:30
Scorecard
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
v Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi


Playoffs

Bracket

  Semi-final play-off     Semi-finals†     Final
                           
        B1    
  A2            
  B3            
       
        A1      
  A3           3rd place play-off
  B2      
   
5th place play-off† Finals
                           


  1       
2       
        
        
3     
  4       
  • * Team entered by losing in the Semi-final play-off.
  • Teams qualified for the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup upon reaching this stage.

Qualifier 1

29 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
TBD
v TBD
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai


Qualifier 2

29 October 2019
19:30
Scorecard
TBD
v TBD
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai


Qualifier 3

30 October 2019
14:10
Scorecard
TBD
v TBD
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai


Qualifier 4

30 October 2019
19:30
Scorecard
TBD
v TBD
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai


5th Place Playoff

31 October 2019

Scorecard
TBD
v TBD
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai


Semifinal 1

1 November 2019
14:10
Scorecard
TBD
v TBD
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai


Semifinal 2

1 November 2019
19:30
Scorecard
TBD
v TBD
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai


3rd Place Playoff

2 November 2019
14:10
Scorecard
TBD
v TBD
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai


Final

2 November 2019
19:30
Scorecard
TBD
v TBD
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai


External links


International cricket in 2019–20 vte
September 19' Nigeria women in RwandaAfghanistan in BangladeshBangladesh Tri-Nation SeriesUnited States Tri-Nation SeriesSouth Africa in India2019 Women's East Asia CupMalaysia CWC Challenge League ASri Lanka women in Australia
October 19' South American Championship (MW)Oman Pentangular SeriesICC T20 World Cup QualifierSri Lanka in AustraliaSri Lanka against Pakistan in UAE
November 19' Pakistan in AustraliaWest Indies against Afghanistan in IndiaBangladesh in IndiaEngland in New ZealandHong Kong CWC Challenge League B
December 19' UAE Tri-Nation SeriesNew Zealand in AustraliaEngland in South Africa West Indies in India
January 20' Oman Tri-Nation SeriesUnder-19 Cricket World CupBangladesh against Pakistan in UAE Zimbabwe in IndiaAustralian in IndiaIndia in New ZealandSouth Africa women in New ZealandAustralia women's Tri-Nation SeriesIreland in the West Indies
February 20' Nepal Tri-Nation SeriesWomen's T20 World CupAustralia in South AfricaIreland in Sri LankaAsia Cup Western Region Qualifier
March 20' Australia women in South AfricaAustralia in New ZealandAsia XI and World XI in BangladeshEngland in Sri LankaIreland against Afghanistan in IndiaAsia Cup Eastern Region QualifierUnited States Tri-Nation Series
April 20' Namibia Tri-Nation SeriesIreland in Zimbabwe
Ongoing Women's ChampionshipCricket World Cup League 2World Test Championship

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