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Canada completes its comeback to secure a place in the T20 World Cup in 2024.

Canada completes its comeback to secure a place in the T20 World Cup in 2024.

Canada has qualified for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 after overcoming a first-day defeat and avoiding the late threat of Tropical Storm Philippe at the Americas regional final in Bermuda.

After correcting their net run rate following their 86-run defeat to Bermuda to begin the tournament, Saad Bin Zafar’s side only needed to beat the hosts on the final day.

While the morning session was canceled due to the storm, the outfield dried in time for the deciding match, which was reduced to 18 overs per side.

Canada made 132/4 from their allotment after winning the toss and electing to bat, thanks to Navneet Dhaliwal’s 38-ball 45, before Nikhil Dutta’s off-spin claimed the key wickets of Kamau Leverock (23) and Delray Rawlins (1) in the same over of Bermuda’s chase.

The Bermudans were unable to recover from 52/1 to 55/3 after the double strike, losing Terryn Fray (30) soon after to Saad’s left-arm orthodox.

Kaleem Sana returned to clean up the tail, taking 3/4 in 3.5 overs with fellow quick Jeremy Gordon, who finished with 3/6 (2).

It will be Canada’s first appearance in the Men’s T20 World Cup, though the country has global tournament experience through the 50-over Cricket World Cup, which it first competed in in 1979 before qualifying for in 2003, 2007, and 2011.

The Americas qualifying for the T20 World Cup featured six teams, with Argentina and the Bahamas competing in sub-regional action in February of this year.

Cayman Islands and Panama finished third and fourth in the regional final after qualifying from the sub-regionals.

The USA were automatic qualifiers for the tournament as co-hosts of next year’s event and will host matches in three locations at the event.

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