T20 WC Live: Rain delays toss in England-Namibia match in Antigua

Namibia vs England T20 World Cup Live Score: After their record-breaking win against Oman, England are eager to dominate Namibia, in their T20 World Cup Group B game in Antigua, as they push towards securing a spot in the playoffs.

England’s massive net run-rate (NRR) jump – from -1.8 to +3.08 – has ensured they also only need a win against an already-eliminated Namibia to make it through to Super 8s.

For England, a win over Namibia is a must and if the Australians do them a favour by beating Scotland, chances will only brighten up. A washout in England-Namibia game in the same group will see Scotland go through.

Scotland will go through if they beat Australia or even if their contest is washed out, but in case of a defeat to the Mitchell Marsh-led side and England winning against Namibia, the Scots would miss the bus.

“I think first and foremost it’s just about trying to win the game and then we’ll deal with whatever comes. I think that was what Jos has sort of hammered in, it’s like, cannot look past the fact that we need to play better, cricket and we trained really well this week. There was good intensity in the practice I felt and then today we were right on it and right up for it. Not that we weren’t up for the other games, it’s just that when we’re backs up against the wall there was obviously a few negatives flying around and questions being asked and I’m really pleased for the bowling unit that we came out and managed to put on a performance,” said England pacer Mark Wood.

England and Namibia have never faced each other previously in T20Is. Moeen Ali needs only one wicket to register 50 in T20Is, whereas Namibia skipper Gerhard Erasmus is three away from the same milestone.

England Squad: Philip Salt, Jos Buttler(w/c), Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley, Chris Jordan, Ben Duckett, Sam Curran, Tom Hartley

Namibia Squad: Michael van Lingen, Nikolaas Davin, Jan Frylinck, Gerhard Erasmus(c), JJ Smit, Zane Green(w), David Wiese, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Jack Brassell, Ben Shikongo, JP Kotze, Malan Kruger, Tangeni Lungameni, Dylan Leicher, Peter-Daniel Blignaut

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