England and Pakistan are OUT From T20 World Cup 2024

Each of the 4 groups of the T20 World Cup 2024 edition is getting pumped up, and also there have been some upsets that recently happened. Some of the biggest upsets came from both the groups Groups A – (India, Pakistan, Canada, USA, and Ireland) & Group B – (Australia, England, Scotland, Namibia, and Oman) where the five teams from each group are competing for the Super 8 stage.

Defending Champions England in Deep Trouble in T20 World Cup 2024

The defending champions England could be under tremendous pressure after the defeat of Oman in the game against Scotland because Scotland chased the target of 151 runs in just 13.1 overs, which pushed their NRR to +2.164 and now they are looking strong with 5 points on the table. And, the England-Scotland match was called off due to bad weather, where both had to share a point.

As it is already known only two teams can qualify from each of the 4 groups so in Group B, England will be looking to win their remaining two games with big margins because of their poor -1.800 NRR and will expect Scotland to lose the last game against Australia with enough margin so that would allow England to qualify for the Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup 2024.

England Captain Jos Buttler
England Captain Jos Buttler

Two dominant performances in remaining games by England can turn the tables for their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign and still, their hopes for selection in the Super 8 stage are far better than their T20 World Cup 2022 Final opposition Pakistan.

Runner-Up of 2022 campaign, Pakistan is getting Roasted in America

In Group A of the T20 World Cup 2024, Pakistan should have won their first two games but they preferred to choke. The U.S.A. cricket team consisting of part-time cricketers, surprised the entire cricket fraternity by winning their game against Pakistan in the Super Over.

Pakistan managed to score only 159 runs on a batting-friendly surface and in response, the U.S.A. almost chased the target but in the end, tight bowling from Pakistan helped them to move the game into the Super Over.

Saurabh Netravalkar, USA vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024
Saurabh Netravalkar, USA vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024

Then in the super over, Pakistan conceded only one boundary and still leaked 18 runs in the 6 deliveries due to extras. While defending, American pacer Netravalkar held his nerves pretty well and helped his team register a win over Pakistan. This game from T20 World Cup 2024 will be remembered for ages.

The much-awaited encounter of this T20 World Cup 2024 tournament was India vs Pakistan, Pakistan won the toss and opted to chase. They did pretty well while bowling first removing the Indian openers within the first 3 overs, and then restricted the Indian side at 119 runs in 19 overs only.

During the chase, Pakistan looked good and had a couple of close calls but managed to settle the innings till the end of 14 overs.

Jasprit Bumrah, India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024
Jasprit Bumrah, India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024

Pakistan went into ultra-defensive mode and made a mistake in targeting the right bowler. Jasprit Bumrah from India became the hero of the day by snatching the victory from Pakistan after dismissing the most important wicket of Rizwan.

Now so far, Pakistan has lost two out of four of their Group A matches in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, they are in a lot of trouble because of their poor form and the remaining two games will be must-win games but those wins would also not ensure their selection for the next Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup 2024. A lot of luck will also be needed!