Josh Hazlewood, the Australian fast bowler, commented about how it will be in their best interest to knock England out of the T20 World Cup 2024. After Australia trounced Namibia by nine wickets at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua, the 33-year-old spoke about how they won’t mind Scotland making the Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup at the expense of England from Group B.

Notably, England must win their last two Group B fixtures in the T20 World Cup 2024 against Namibia and Oman by big margins, following which they need a one-sided defeat for Scotland against Australia, to make it through to the Super 8 stage. Furthermore, Australia, who are all but through to the next stage of the tournament, could secure a win in their final fixture against Scotland by a narrow margin, to dump England out of the reckoning for a top two finish in the group.

Josh Hazlewood, who was one of the good performers against Namibia, which led to their third straight win in the T20 World Cup 2024, addressed the old enemy England in detail. He was quoted as saying, as per ESPNcricinfo, “In this tournament you potentially come up against England at some stage again and…they're probably one of the top few teams on their day and we've had some real struggles against them in T20 cricket, so if we can get them out of the tournament that's in our best interest as well as probably everyone else.”

“It'll be interesting to see. We've never really been in this position before as a team, I don't think, so whether we have discussions or not, we'll just try and play it again the way we did tonight. That'll be up to people, not me,” Hazlewood added.

Watch the clip of Josh Hazlewood talking about how he would love to see England out of the T20 World Cup 2024:

Australia will be taking on Scotland at the Darren Sammy International Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, on Sunday, June 16, from 6:00 AM IST. Furthermore, prior to this Group B match in the T20 World Cup 2024, England would already be done playing against Namibia and Oman.