‘Guys were booking, canceling flights…’: Maxwell reveals England’s reaction to tight T20 championship between AUS and SCOT

St. John’s [Antigua and Barbuda]: Ahead of his team’s ICC T20 World Cup Super Eights clash against Bangladesh, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell revealed that some England players, whose qualification for the next round depended on their arch rivals winning against Scotland, were panicking. their locker room, reserving and canceling their flights while the game was going on.

‘Guys were booking, canceling flights…’: Maxwell reveals England’s reaction to tight T20 championship between AUS and SCOT

Australia will face Bangladesh in their Super Eights clash in Antigua on Friday. Australia finished top of their Group B, with four wins in four matches. Bangladesh finished second in their Group C with three wins and one loss. Australia’s victory against Scotland, who finished their campaign in third place with two wins, one defeat, one draw and five points, helped England qualify for the Super Eights with five points from the basis of the net run rate.

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Defending champions England begin their Super Eights campaign against the West Indies in St Lucia on Thursday.

Speaking on ESPN’s ‘Around the Wicket’ show, Maxwell said: “There was almost this interesting part where they dropped Tim David’s catch when he needed three runs off three balls. When it comes to the last two or three balls, who knows what will happen? Fortunately, we crossed the line and luckily they managed to get through. But I heard it was total chaos. were at the hotel and there was a bit of panic canceling etc. It would have been fun to be a fly on the wall watching this.

Maxwell also revealed that he had received text messages from England players before the match, saying: “Yeah, just a few texts here and there. It was actually quite funny. There was a lot of talk on the pitch like ‘ Are we?’ by doing that? Are we seriously going to let England come back? It was a pretty interesting game.”

Notably, before the match, Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood had said in the pre-match press conference that it would be in everyone’s best interests if England were knocked out of the tournament prematurely.

“In this tournament you might play England again at some point and… they’re probably one of the few teams of their era and we’ve had real difficulty against them in T20 cricket, so if we can getting them out of the tournament, it’s in our best interest as well as everyone else’s,” Hazlewood said.

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