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ENG vs SCO, ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Match 6: 5 Players To Watch Out For

ENG vs SCO, ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Match 6: 5 Players To Watch Out For
ENG vs SCO, ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Match 6: 5 Players To Watch Out For Image: Cricfit

England (ENG) and Scotland (SCO) will square off in the sixth game of the 2024 T20 World Cup in an exciting Group B contest on June 3 at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. Although their neighbours will likely put up a strong challenge, the defending champions will try to start their championship defense campaign on a positive note.

Group B comprises Namibia, Oman, Australia, and both teams. Given the abundance of T20 specialists in this game, Jos Buttler and company are undoubtedly the favourites to win. Scotland should aim to impress themselves with a strong performance; an upset would be a fantastic accomplishment for them.

With their recent 2-0 victory over Pakistan in the Twenty20 International series, England’s preparations are well underway. After hitting 123 runs in two games, Captain Buttler was declared the Player of the Series. Many English players were also part of the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL). Meanwhile, Richie Berrington will seek to lead the Scottish team from the front, with Mark Watt and Brad Wheal as their primary bowlers.

ENG vs SCO: Top 5 Players to Watch Out For:

Phil Salt (ENG):

Phil Salt says he would 'be there in a heartbeat' if England required him to be a World Cup reserve

Salt is one of the more daring batters in this matchup and has scored the most runs for England in Twenty20 Internationals since 2023. He has had a strike rate of 169.9 and an average of 50.2 since 2023.

The IPL 2024 opening batsman, who is right-handed, amassed 435 runs with an 182 strike rate and 39.6 average. With Barbados becoming as one of the Caribbean’s top batting grounds, Salt has an excellent chance to build on his recent stellar batting performance.

Adil Rashid (ENG) :

IPL 2021: Punjab Kings sign England's Adil Rashid ahead of UAE leg – India TV

In white-ball cricket, Adil Rashid is an essential player for England, especially in Twenty20 internationals. He has surpassed his teammates by a considerable margin,, with an astounding 17 wickets at an economy rate of 7.2 (the next best is nine wickets).

Because of his leg-spinner ability, he is particularly efficient against hitters from Associate Nations, who frequently find it difficult to identify his googlies. In the game’s shorter formats, Rashid is a vital member of the England side due to his ability to take big wickets and keep control of the middle overs.

George Munsey (SCO): Scotland vs Netherlands T20I: George Munsey slams breathtaking hundred as records tumble in Malahide | Cricket News - The Indian Express

George Munsey, a seasoned opener, is essential to Scotland’s cricket team. He has been their top run scorer since last year, displaying incredible consistency. Munsey’s ability to score runs swiftly and consistently is further demonstrated by the fact that he leads Scotland in both batting average (40.4) and strike rate (151).

He is an important player to watch since his performance at the top of the order sets the tone for Scotland’s innings. Scotland needs Munsey’s batting ability and experience to be successful in white-ball cricket.

Jos Buttler (ENG):

Jos Buttler reveals childhood 'dream' about lifting T20 World Cup for England | The Independent

In the current England vs. Pakistan T20I series, Jos Buttler won Player of the Series after amassing 123 runs in just two games. The series was secured in large part thanks to an outstanding effort from England’s captain.

Buttler also performed admirably in the 2024 IPL, demonstrating his consistency and form even further. In franchise cricket as well as for his country’s cricket team, his efforts are still vital.

Mark Watt (SCO): 

ClubToCountry: Mark Watt – Cricket Scotland

The pitch is predicted to favor spinners because the game will be played in Barbados. Watt participated in three games during the tri-nation series and claimed five wickets at an average of 14.80. With the ball, he might be Scotland’s most important player against England.

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