Group B: Scenarios and roads to the second round

Teams: Scotland, Australia, Namibia, England, Oman
No team has locked in a second round berth yet, while only Oman is mathematically out. Here's where every team is placed, with so much must-win cricket ahead.

SCOTLAND (5 points | 2.164 NRR)
While the all-UK showdown in Barbados against England was a No Result, the Scots find themselves atop Group B after wins over Namibia and Oman. It’s possible they’ve already done enough to make the next round, but a win over Australia on June 15 would confirm it. If the Aussies win that one, there’s a remote chance England – or Namibia – can play catch up.

AUSTRALIA (4 points | 1.875 NRR)
The Aussies are two from two and looking strong, highlighted by their huge win over the English. Another victory and they’re sitting pretty and likely into the second round.

NAMIBIA (2 points | –0.309 NRR)
Having split results so far, Namibia is alive in Group B. It only gets tougher from here, though, with Australia and England the opponents to come. The Africans would’ve circled these matches as soon as the draw came out and they certainly loom large now.

ENGLAND (1 point | –1.800 NRR)
Stranded in fourth, with just the one point so far, England are firmly up against it in Group B. They’ll need to win out, against Oman and Namibia, as the minimum requirement, and then pray that other results land a certain way. The most likely path for England is to somehow resurrect their -1.80 net run rate and hope other results, especially the Australia-Scotland encounter, go their way.

OMAN (0 points | –1.613 NRR)
Oman cannot make it to the next stage, having already lost three matches. They have, however, played some impressive cricket, which included giving Australia a fight, and should be buoyed by their efforts moving forward.

Remaining fixtures (starting Namibian times):
Wednesday, 12 June
Australia v Namibia in Antigua (02:30)
Thursday, 13 June
England v Oman in Antigua (21:00)
Saturday 15 June
England v Namibia in Antigua (19:00)
Sunday 16 June
Australia v Scotland in St. Lucia (02:30)