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'Bring 100 percent Intensity': Buttler's Mantra Ahead Of England's T20 World Cup 2024 Opener 

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With the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 kicking into first gear, several high-profile teams will begin their campaign this week, including defending champions England, who will meet Scotland today at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Ahead of the tournament opener, England captain Jos Buttler sounded alarm bells for all sides, including their opponents. As quoted by The Cricket Paper, Buttler stated that his team expects a tough challenge and that everyone in the Three Lions camp will bring 100 percent intensity in the middle.

England are placed in Group B and are firm favourites to qualify from their group alongside Australia, in a pool that consists of Namibia, Scotland, and Oman. 

We need to make sure we bring 100 per cent intensity - Jos Buttler

"We expect a tough challenge and we’re all excited for that. They’ve come here to try and win games. They want to beat us and we want to beat them, so it’s pretty straightforward. There’s a good feeling amongst the team, we’ve had some good performances, but we’re fully focused on this game and we need to make sure we bring 100 per cent intensity to that first of all. 

Every game we have to be right on it. All we are focused on is that Scotland match and that is the biggest and most important thing right now.”

Having played against Pakistan before the start of the T20 World Cup, England management have most of their playing XI fixed and will be boosted with the returning Jofra Archer, who adds much-needed pace to the attack along with Mark Wood. 

The 33-year-old further stated how Archer is excited about playing in front of his hometown in Barbados and performing well. England will want to shun away demons from the ICC World Cup 2024, where they lost six matches out of nine, and look to win their third T20 WC title.