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'There Are No Easy Games': Jos Buttler Gets Real On Scotland's Dominance Vs ENG

Scotland openers trashing English bowlers during T20 World Cup group fixture (X.com)Scotland openers trashing English bowlers during T20 World Cup group fixture (X.com)

Defending champions England were humbled by Scotland in the tournament's inaugural game yesterday, and captain Jos Buttler acknowledged the competition, saying in the T20 World Cup, one can never expect easy fixtures.

In an interesting Group stage game of the 2024 T20 World Cup held yesterday, Scotland showcased their increasing dominance, challenging the traditionally strong English side. 

Scotland won the toss and batted first in a rain hit game and despite the game getting reduced to 10 overs per side, Scotland managed to put up 109 runs par total on the board.

While a heavy spell of rain during mid-innings pushed the game towards abandonment, England were humbled ahead of their title defending campaign. Captain Jos Buttler acknowledged that they expected a tough challenge from Scotland coming into the game.

Buttler acknowledges Scotland threat

And the one thing Jos Buttler has learned from his experiences is that in the T20 World Cup they can never have easy fixtures and hence England cannot afford to let their guard down at any moment.

"We expected a tough challenge, there are no easy games, but we were confident coming into the game," said England captain Jos Buttler.

However, Jos Buttler stated that if the rain gods had mercy, he was confident of England chasing down the daunting total comfortably. Regardless, the washout was a major disappointment for the fans as well as the teams as they had to share a point each.

"It's disappointment for everyone... We scrapped hard and we were confident of chasing that score down.” Buttler added.

Scotland will now carry forward the momentum against Namibia on June 6, whereas England will seek redemption against arch-rivals Australia on June 8 at Barbados.