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Can England qualify for Super 8? Scenarios, results and points needed from Group B of 2024 T20 World Cup explained | Sporting News India



England, the defending champions, find themselves in a tough spot after their recent loss to Australia by 36 runs. This defeat, coupled with their earlier match against Scotland being washed out, has put Jos Buttler’s team in a critical position.

Are England in danger of being eliminated in the group stage? It would be a disastrous result for them, given the talent they have in their team. 

Moreover, England had a disappointing ODI World Cup campaign in India last October where they ended up being dumped out in the group stages. Are they set for a repeat performance in the Caribbean?

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What is England’s qualification scenario for Super 8s?

To secure a spot in the Super 8 stage, England not only need to win their remaining matches against Namibia and Oman but also rely on other results.

If England wins both of their remaining matches and Scotland loses against Australia, both teams would be tied on 5 points. In this scenario, the Net Run Rate (NRR) becomes crucial.

England will not only try to win their remaining matches, but also will they look to win them comfortably, in an effort to improve their NRR. It is because Scotland already has a great NRR. If both England and Scotland end on 5 points, team having a higher NRR will get one to the super eights stage.

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England’s upcoming 2024 T20 World Cup matches

England have two matches left in the group stages.

  • England vs Oman (June 13, Antigua and Barbuda)
  • England vs Namibia (June 15, Antigua and Barbuda)

Let’s take a look at group B’s point table.

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 – Points Table (Group B)

Team Matches Won Lost NR/Tie Points NRR
Scotland 3 2 0 1 3 2.164
Australia 2 2 0 0 4 1.875
Namibia 2 1 1 0 2 -0.309
England 2 0 1 1 1 -1.800
Oman 3 0 3 0 0 -1.613

Despite the challenges, England has a history of bouncing back in major tournaments. In the past, they have shown resilience after initial setbacks, as seen in their 2019 50-over world cup win.

Similarly, during the 2022 T20 World Cup, they overcame early losses and became champions. This track record suggests that England still has a chance to turn things around in the current tournament.

With two crucial matches ahead, England will aim to replicate their past successes and secure their spot in the next round of the tournament.


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