T20 World Cup: England were favourites v Scotland before rain, says Matthew Mott

England would have had “all the things in our favour” had the rain not intervened in their T20 World Cup opener against Scotland in Barbados, coach Matthew Mott said.

The defending champions were set a tough target of 109 in 10 overs, but the weather denied them a chance to begin the chase and the match was abandoned.

“That was certainly an achievable chase,” Mott told the BBC.

“We probably would have had all the things in our favour in terms of only 10 overs, 10 wickets in hand and a wet ball [for Scotland’s bowlers].

“It was frustrating not to get back out there, but that’s the way it is.”

In an innings split in two by rain, Scotland openers Michael Jones and George Munsey impressively reached 90-0 in 10 overs – with England’s target revised because of the interruptions.

Jones, who ended 45 not out from 30 balls, also said his side had a “really good chance” of getting one over on England.

“If you asked us before game ‘do you want one point?’ we might well taken it, but being in that position it is actually really frustrating,” Jones said.

“[Mott] thinks they were confident, but we felt we were in a strong position.”

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