Credit: X

Credit: X

On Sunday, June 9, Scotland demolished the challenge of Oman, chasing down a 151-run target with seven wickets in hand and 41 balls to spare, putting themselves on top of the Group B standings in the T20 World Cup 2024. Following this big result at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua, England have found themselves in deep trouble regarding their qualification hopes to Super 8.

Scotland are currently in the top spot in Group B of the T20 World Cup 2024 with five points in three matches, while their NRR is (2.164). Australia are in second place with four points in two matches with an NRR of (1.875), while Namibia find themselves in third place with two points in two matches, but their net run rate is negative.

After the first match for England in the T20 World Cup 2024 ended in a no-result due to rain, they suffered a 36-run loss against Australia to stay in fourth place in Group B. The NRR for the English cricket team currently stands at (-1.800), which is far from ideal for the cause in the remainder of the tournament.

As far as the qualification through to the Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup 2024 is concerned, England must win their next two matches against Oman and Namibia by a big margin first and foremost. Following that, the defending champions need their old enemy Australia to get the better of Scotland in a one-sided contest, which will give them the best possible chance to be in the next round of the tournament.

Furthermore, England can’t afford the weather to play a spoiler in their remaining two T20 World Cup 2024 matches, which will automatically put an end to their hopes of making the Super 8 stage.