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Aakash Chopra comments on England almost knock out of the 2024 T20 World Cup
By SMCS - Jun 17, 2024 11:00 am
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Veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has added that questions would have been raised about the 2024 T20 World Cup being played in a rainy season had England been knocked out due to a no-result as well. Their must-win final Group B game against Namibia in Antigua
on Saturday, June 15, was under threat due to rain as well. However, England registered a 41-run win via the DLS method in a 10-over game to keep their Super 8 hopes alive as well.

England team
England team

“The England match against Namibia kept getting late. It started very late at night but a 10-over match eventually happened. If that match had not happened, England would have gone home because they needed to win that game as they had lost a match to Australia, which is okay, and a match against Scotland was washed out,” he said. “Then they thrashed Oman badly and improved their net run rate but if the last match against Namibia had been washed out, the story would have been over, and then you would have felt why you are playing in a hurricane season, as it has been raining so much here.”

However, England posted 122/5 in 10 overs. Their bowlers then restricted Namibia to 84/3 after they were set a revised 126-run target as well. Aakash Chopra also added that Australia were in trouble against Scotland at one stage before Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, and Tim
David’s knocks helped them to seal the deal as well.

England team
England team

“Even after they (England) won there, Australia was there against Scotland. At one point, it seemed like Australia might lose that match because Scotland scored a lot of runs. I saw an Australian fielding package. They dropped so many catches but they eventually won the match based on Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis and Tim David’s performances. Australia have themselves qualified and England also qualified. The defeding champions have reached the Super Eights but the finalists have gone home. EK 601 – that’s what Wasim bhai (Akram) said. They have gone in that,” Aakash Chopra concluded.