While England is not yet mathematically eliminated, a loss to top-ranked India could seal their fate. Their next game against Australia on November 4 might confirm their exit if they fail to secure a win.
Currently, they find themselves second from the bottom of the table with one of the worst net run-rates in the competition.
The team, led by Jos Buttler, suffered a crushing nine-wicket defeat in the tournament opener against New Zealand. They managed to secure a victory over Bangladesh in Dharamshala but followed it with losses to Afghanistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.
In each of these recent defeats, England was bowled out inside 50 overs, posting scores of 215, 170, and 156 against Afghanistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka, respectively.
This underwhelming performance is a stark contrast to the team's aggressive batting style, which led them to World Cup glory in 2019 and saw them break the world record for the highest total in one-day internationals three times in the past seven years.
Assistant coach Trescothick expressed his concerns, saying, "Getting bowled out in 50 overs like we have been, it is just not normal for us. It is not that easy to understand or identify the turning point there."
He continued, "We've just not been matching up to the levels we expect. It's disappointing, of course it is. We're all feeling it. We're all feeling the heat and stuff. But what can you do? We prepared the same, we've done things very similar to what you'd expect. Every practice we go through, we're coming out the other side thinking we're in a good place and feeling quite right. It's just not quite worked then when we go into the games and got that right."
As England navigates the challenging World Cup environment, the pressure is mounting, and the team's quest for redemption continues as they look to turn their fortunes around in the remaining matches of the tournament.">