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T20 is meant to be a easy recreation, however England’s World Cup defence has grow to be unpleasantly difficult. Their possibilities of reaching the Super 8s, and avoiding extra World Cup embarrassment, relaxation on two matches and 6 totally different opponents: Oman, Namibia, Australia, Scotland, web run-rate and the Antigua climate.

One false transfer – a washout, an unstated carve-up between Australia and Scotland, even a damagingly slender win over Oman or Namibia – and England’s period of white-ball brilliance might be over. But in the event that they sneak by means of, the slate might be clear and it’ll really feel like 2022 over again.

England’s job tonight is to marmalise Oman and provides their run-rate a great outdated jumpstart. The chances are if England win each video games and Australia beat Scotland, there might be a adequate swing for England to qualify. But there are all types of the explanation why that may not occur.

Jos Buttler and Matthew Mott are in all probability combating for his or her jobs, which is troublesome to reconcile with the very fact England have misplaced just one recreation at this match. It’s true they didn’t play effectively in opposition to Australia, or within the washout in opposition to Scotland, and the choice to omit Reece Topley in opposition to the Aussies will get worse by the day. But they’ve nonetheless solely misplaced one recreation, so to match this with their 50-over nightmare in India final yr feels untimely.

‌“I don’t think it’s s— or bust quite yet,” stated Buttler. “I think it’s quite clear what we need to do and how we need to play. First and foremost, we need to win the game against Oman to have any chance going forward into the next one. So we have to earn the right to try and win the game. And if we can get ourselves in a position to affect our net run-rate, obviously that’s what we need to do.”

The match begins at 8pm. Weather allowing.