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Bangladesh began their T20 World Cup campaign with the goal of winning Group B in the first round. However, a shock loss to Scotland on the first day of the competition has jolted them back to life and complicated their path to the Super 12.
Bangladesh will now have to rely on the results of other matches as well as a lot of 'ifs' in order to advance to the next round.
First and foremost, Bangladesh must win their final two matches against Oman and Papua New Guinea. There isn't any other option. However, even if the Tigers win their remaining games, they will not be guaranteed to advance to the next round. The Tigers must also keep a watch on the team's net run rate.
If Oman defeats Scotland and Scotland defeats PNG, there will be three teams with two victories, assuming Bangladesh wins its final two games.
Oman has the upper hand in this situation. They won their first game by a massive 10-wicket margin and have an NRR of 3.135, so if they can beat Scotland by any margin, they should be good to go to the next round due to their better NRR.
The NRR of Scotland is 0.300. If they lose to Oman but win against PNG, Bangladesh's NRR will enter the picture and play a key role in the outcome. However, if they can defeat Oman, that will be a great boost for Bangladesh.
So, if Bangladesh, who are now third in the table with an NRR of -0.300, were to qualify for the Super 12, they must win large in their remaining matches. Then they'll watch the other matches to see what happens.