A historic, 20 teams will form part of the event and will be divided into four groups of five.
Twelve teams have already secured their places for the 2024 show piece. As hosts, the West Indies and the USA take the first two spots, then, the top eight teams in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022 (top four in each Super 12 group) gained their places, along with Afghanistan and Bangladesh who were the next best teams on the MRF Tyres ICC T20 International Rankings cut-off date of 14 November 2022. The top two in each group will then make their way to the semi-finals. The remaining eight qualifiers will come from the regions with Africa, Asia and Europe providing two teams each and the Americas and EAP providing one team each.
The qualified teams so far are; West Indies (host), United States of America (host), Australia (top eight finish), England (top eight finish), India (top eight finish), Netherlands (top eight finish), New Zealand (top eight finish), Pakistan (top eight finish), South Africa (top eight finish), Sri Lanka (top eight finish), Afghanistan (highest ranked team outside of the teams that have automatic qualification based on the T20I rankings at November 14 2022 cut-off) and Bangladesh (next best on T20I rankings at November 14 2022 cut-off).
The top two teams in each of the groups will move to a Super Eight phase, where the remaining teams will be split into two groups of four.