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T20 World Cup 2024: Group B preview including England, Australia, Scotland

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ICC T20 world ranking: Third

T20 World Cup appearances: Eight

Best T20 World Cup performance: Winners (2010 & 2022)

Captain: Jos Buttler

Head coach: Matthew Mott

Form (most recent last): LWWLW

Group fixtures (all times BST): Scotland (4 June, 15:30), Australia (8 June, 18:00), Oman (13 June, 20:00) & Namibia (15 June, 18:00)

Batter to watch: Jos Buttler

The right-hander has continued to show his supreme value as a T20 batter in the recent IPL, where he struck two hundreds for Rajasthan on their way to reaching the play-offs.

No player in the world has more T20 runs than Buttler since the start of 2023, with the England captain passing 50 on 22 occasions.

His game at the moment possesses no weaknesses as he averages more than 30 and strikes well above 130 against all bowler types.

Bowler to watch: Adil Rashid

England’s most successful limited-overs spinner may be 36, but he is showing no signs of slowing down.

He is England’s leading T20 wicket-taker in this World Cup cycle and will be relishing the chance to bowl in the Caribbean.

Across his career, of the nine countries where he has played five or more T20s, his figures stack up best in the Caribbean.

With 21 wickets at an average of fewer than 14 and an economy rate fewer than six an over, he should be productive in conditions that have proved helpful to him .

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