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New Zealand & Pakistan out of T20 World Cup, England still alive

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The 2024 T20 World Cup enters its Super Eight stage next week, but at least two of the sport’s biggest names will be missing with both New Zealand and Pakistan failing to qualify.

Recent results have confirmed that the two cricketing powerhouses will not make the cut, with Afghanistan defeating Papua New Guinea and the United States sharing points with Ireland.

New Zealand and Pakistan find themselves prematurely exiting the T20 World Cup courtesy of upset losses earlier in the tournament.

The Kiwis fell to Afghanistan, before also losing to the West Indies. Pakistan, meanwhile, suffered the upset of the tournament when they lost to the United States.

England’s fate rests in Australian hands

While New Zealand and Pakistan’s fates are already sealed, England are still hanging on by a thread.

The defending champions are in a precarious position, having lost to Australia and sharing points with Scotland when their match was washed out.
However, an impressive performance against Oman this week has given the side reason to believe they’ll make the Super Eight stage.

England rolled Oman for just 47 runs, then chased the total down in 3.1 overs. This gives their net run rate a healthy boost, putting them ahead of Scotland in that metric.

Should England continue their winning ways against Namibia (they’re $1.03 favourites with Neds to do so) and Scotland lose to Australia (they pay $7 to win), then the two-time champions will squeak into the Super Eight.

Cricket bookmakers are offering odds of $4.50 for England to make the final. This might not be a bad bet to take right now, particularly considering the clear pathway England now have to make the next phase of the tournament.

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