T20 World Cup 2024 Match 6 England vs Scotland Preview

T20 World Cup Match 6 England vs Scotland Preview

England and Scotland share a long and storied history, from historical conflicts to modern-day unity within the United Kingdom. However, despite their rich history, the two nations have never faced each other in a T20 International until now. As they prepare to clash in the T20 World Cup 2024, they are set to script a new chapter in their cricketing rivalry.

This historic encounter will take place at Bridgetown’s Kensington Oval, where England will return, reminiscing their first ICC trophy win in 2010. Since then, England has evolved under the leadership of Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler, clinching two more World Cup titles. However, they enter this tournament fresh off a disappointing World Cup campaign, eager to redeem themselves.

Playing as defending champions poses its challenges, particularly in the T20 format where unpredictability reigns. But Buttler remains unfazed by the expectations, labeling the tag as a “nice title” while acknowledging the need for improved performances. Meanwhile, Scotland, although lacking in trophies, enters their sixth T20 World Cup with a determination to shed the underdog status and make their mark.

Match Details

DateTime (Local)Time (IST)Time (GMT)Venue
June 4, 202410:30 AM8:00 PM2:30 PMKensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados


Team Watch



Jos Buttler’s side enters the tournament with a 2-0 series win over Pakistan, with Jofra Archer making a successful comeback after a lengthy absence.

Tactics & Matchups:

England aims to bolster their middle-order performance, which has been a concern in recent matches.

Probable XI

  • Phil Salt, Jos Buttler (c/wk), Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley



Scotland faced mixed results in warm-up matches, with one match abandoned due to rain and another resulting in a heavy loss to Afghanistan.

Tactics & Matchups:

Scotland’s strategy may involve exploiting England’s middle-order vulnerabilities against spin bowling.

Probable XI

  • George Munsey, Ollie Hairs, Charlie Tear, Richie Berrington (c), Brandon McMullen, Matthew Cross (wk), Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Christopher Sole, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Currie

Did You Know?

  • This marks Scotland’s first T20I match in the Caribbean.
  • Scotland has a strong record batting first, winning 10 out of 17 matches since January 2022.

What They Said

“No added pressure really of defending champions. Obviously, it’s a nice title to have coming into this tournament, but it’s a new tournament and we want to play well, want to play our brand of cricket, and go as deep as we can in the tournament.” – Jos Buttler, England captain

“I think it’s just great for the game – we’ve got more teams at the start of the tournament, 20 teams. It’s a great opportunity for everyone. So, yeah, definitely one we’re all looking forward to. And I’m sure we’re going to see some great games throughout the tournament.” – Richie Berrington, Scotland captain

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