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Scotland Tops Group B in Exciting ICC T20 World Cup 2024, England Struggles to Stay Alive

ICC T20 World Cup 2024 is going through an exciting phase in which Scotland is at the top position in Group B of the points table with 5 points.

This time 20 teams are playing in the T20 World Cup in which all the teams are competing with each other to reach the top 2 from each group. Scotland is at the first position in Group B in which the team has played 3 matches in which it has won 2 and one match against England was washed out due to rain.

England’s T20 World Cup Hopes Dim After Loss to Australia

England’s problems have increased in Group B because England’s first match against Scotland’s was washed out due to rain and the next match against Ashes rival Australia was lost by 36 runs. Due to this defeat, England is at the 4th position in Group B in the points table.

On the other hand, Australia is in second place in the points table of Group B with 4 points, which has won both its matches, although Australia’s net run rate is less than Scotland because Scotland’s net run rate is +2.164 and Australia’s net run rate is +1.875.

Must Win Remaining Matches to Stay in Tournament

If England wants to stay alive in this tournament, then it will have to win the remaining two matches by a big margin and improve its net run rate. Also, England will have to depend on other teams because Scotland’s next match is against Australia. If Scotland’s defeats Australia, then England will not be able to qualify for the top 8 of ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Afghanistan Shocks New Zealand with 84-Run Win in Group C, Marking First ICC Tournament Victory Over Kiwis

Group C is also very exciting, in which a lot of upsets were seen in the match between Afghanistan and New Zealand, in which Afghanistan defeated New Zealand by 84 runs for the first time in an ICC tournament. Now it remains to be seen how New Zealand makes a comeback in this tournament.

Scotland’s Munsey, Jones, and McMullen Impress in ICC Tournament

However, some players of Scotland have shown good performance in which George Munsey has scored 89 runs at an average of 44.5 for the team in this ICC tournament, Michael Jones has scored 87 and Brendon McMullen has scored 80 runs. In this tournament, after Marcus Stoinis of Australia, Brendon McMullen has the best batting average of 80.

This tournament has been full of excitement so far because the associate teams have defeated big teams which include teams like Pakistan, New Zealand and Ireland. Now it remains to be seen how England keeps itself alive in this tournament.

However, England’s next two matches will be with Oman on June 14 and with Namibia on June 15 at Sir Viv Richards Stadium. England’s eyes will be on the match between Australia and Scotland.

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