What are Pakistan and NZ’s chances for the 2026 T20 WC?

Pakistan and New Zealand, two prominent sides, faced unexpected departures from the current 2024 T20 World Cup, unable to progress to the Super 8s stage. The match between the USA and Ireland at Lauderhill, Florida, was abandoned due to rain, resulting in Pakistan’s elimination from the tournament. Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s convincing seven-wicket victory against Papua New Guinea sealed New Zealand’s fate, preventing them from moving forward in the competition.