T20 World Cup 2024: England Aims to Make a Statement Against Australia

England vs Australia T20 World Cup 2024

England’s head coach Matt Mott is rallying his team to make a significant impact in their upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 clash against Australia on June 8.

England’s opening game against Scotland in Barbados was washed out due to rain. Heavy downpours reduced the game to 10 overs a side. Scotland set a target of 91 runs, but the rain returned, leading to the match being abandoned.

In a press conference following the Scotland match, Matt Mott remarked, “Australia is a big game because it’s our next game [after the no result], and then depending on how we go there, we reset and go again.”

Mott is keenly aware of the challenges posed by the weather, stating, “If the weather allows us, I think it’ll be a fantastic contest between two very good teams.”

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Despite the abandoned match, Mott is determined for England to leave a mark against Australia. “We’re looking to make a statement. I think we showed that [against Scotland as well].”

Mott has been at the helm since May 2022, guiding England to their second T20 World Cup title in 2022 by defeating Pakistan in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Previously, he coached Australia’s women’s team to two T20 World Cup victories, one Cricket World Cup, four Ashes titles, and a 26-match ODI winning streak.

Looking ahead to the fixture against Australia on June 8 at Kensington Oval, Barbados, Mott emphasized, “We match up really well against Australia. Regardless of the last game’s result, this next one was always going to be a big game. We’re really looking forward to it.”

As defending champions, England is placed in Group B alongside Australia, Oman, Namibia, and Scotland. Their upcoming matches are against Australia on June 8, Oman on June 13, and Namibia on June 15.

England’s squad for T20 World Cup 2024:

Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.

England’s schedule for T20 World Cup 2024:

  • 8 June 2024 – England vs Australia, Barbados
  • 13 June 2024 – England vs Oman, Antigua
  • 15 June 2024 – England vs Namibia, Antigua

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