Ireland and Papua New Guinea (PNG) have qualified for 2020 ICC T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia.
Ireland finished at the top spot in Group B of the ongoing World Cup Qualifier, after defeating Oman with a 14 runs win over. Ireland’s team won four and lost two of their six matches in the tournament, making them qualify for the World Cup.
Meanwhile, world number 17. PNG earned their maiden qualification for 2020 World T20 after finishing at the top of Group A. They defeated Kenya by 45 runs in a thrilling match at the Dubai International Stadium.
But, they had to wait for the result of the Netherland’s game against Scotland before they could celebrate their automatic qualification in the World Cup. With the Dutch beating Scotland, Papua New Guinea made its spot in the 2020 T20 World Cup.
The Netherlands, UAE, Oman, Namibia, Scotland and Hong Kong will now battle it out for the remaining four qualification spots. The seventh edition of the prestigious tournament, T20 World Cup will be held from 18 October to 15 November 2020.