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It's raining. Source: dailymail.co.uk

Matthew Mott looks disappointed

England coach Matthew Mott expressed disappointment over what he described as a 'sloppy' performance before rain intervened and forced the abandonment of their T20 World Cup opener against Scotland.

Despite Scotland's strong start with an unbroken 90-run partnership, England was unable to begin their reply due to the persistent showers. The weather's disruption raised questions about scheduling such events during the Caribbean's rainy season and intensified the pressure on England ahead of their upcoming match against Australia. With no wickets taken and no runs scored, England faces the prospect of a tight qualification battle for the Super Eights, potentially relying on net run-rate to progress.

Mott acknowledged the frustration felt by both teams and highlighted England's mixed performance, acknowledging moments of nervousness but also identifying areas of promise.

The day was marked by rain leaks, ground staff's efforts to remedy the damp conditions, and England's struggles on the field, including misfields and missed opportunities.

Despite glimpses of potential breakthroughs, such as a no-ball incident and a strong performance from Jones, England faced setbacks, including conceding runs and damaging equipment.

The match's abandonment came with Scotland holding a strong position, leaving England winless in five T20 World Cup encounters against European opponents.

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