Last Update on: October 31st, 2022 at 03:02 pm
England started their ICC T20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a five-wicket win over Afghanistan at the Optus Stadium in Perth on Saturday, October 22. However, rain played a major role in their next matches.
The Jos Buttler-led team suffered a shock defeat against Ireland by five runs through the DLS method. Their much-anticipated clash against defending champions Australia was called off due to rain on Friday, October 28.
England are currently playing knockout cricket after a climate-disturbed crusade. Assistant mentor Paul Collingwood said that they are looking for four victories to lift the T20 World Cup. This opens up Group 1 completely, and they now face table-toppers New Zealand on Tuesday in Brisbane. A win in their final two group games will almost certainly put them in the semi-finals.
We’re Nearly Into The Knockout Stage – Paul CollingWood
“There’s a ton of energy around in light of the fact that we know whether we get it solidly in the following four games we have a potential chance to win a World Cup. We’re nearly into the knockout stage now with how we must approach our cricket with must-win games and to this end, we play the game,” said Collingwood.
“It’s a position you need to be in with a chance to win the World Cup and tomorrow launches ideally our force and our mission. We put in a decent execution tomorrow and that will provide us with a ton of certainty for the last three games,” said Collingwood.
The English team is currently in second place in the Group 2 standings, with three points from three games. The Jos Buttler-led team must win convincingly in their next two games to keep their chances alive for a place in the semi-finals.
The Bowlers Are New, They’re Chomping At The Bit To Go – Paul Collingwood
Collingwood expected Tuesday’s match with the Group 1 table-toppers, who have won two games and had one rained off, to be a close one once more.
“Going into an installation against New Zealand history shows you that it’s forever been a firmly battled game. The bowlers are new, they’re chomping at the bit to go, and the hitters have had the option to do a ton of explicit certainty work in the nets and comprehend how they can approach the errand tomorrow evening in what ordinarily is a great Brisbane wicket,” said Collingwood, a previous England all-rounder.