Thursday, June 20, 2024

T20 World Cup State of Play: All the scenarios and every side’s path to second round

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Teams: Scotland, Australia, Namibia, England, Oman

SCOTLAND (5 points | 2.164 NRR)

While the all-UK showdown in Barbados was a No Result, the Scots find themselves atop Group B after wins over Namibia and Oman. It’s possible they’ve already done enough to make the next round, but a win over Australia on June 15 would confirm it. If the Aussies win that one, there’s a remote chance England – or Namibia – can play catch up.

AUSTRALIA (4 points | 1.875 NRR)

The Aussies are two from two and looking strong, highlighted by their huge win over the English. Another victory and they’re sitting pretty and likely into the second round.

NAMIBIA (2 points | –0.309 NRR)

Having split results so far, Namibia is alive in Group B. It only gets tougher from here, though, with Australia and England the opponents to come. The Africans would’ve circled these matches as soon as the draw came out and they certainly loom large now.

ENGLAND (1 point | –1.800 NRR)

Stranded in fourth, with just the one point so far, England are firmly up against it in Group B. They’ll need to win out, against Oman and Namibia, as the minimum requirement, and then pray that other results land a certain way. The most likely path for England is to somehow resurrect their –1.800 net run rate and hope other results, especially the Australia-Scotland encounter, go their way.

OMAN (0 points | –1.613 NRR)

Oman cannot make it to the next stage, having already lost three matches. They have, however, played some impressive cricket, which included giving Australia a fight, and should be buoyed by their efforts moving forward.

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