Scotland squad for World Twenty20 Qualifier announced – Cricket News Update
Cricket Scotland has announced the 14-man squad that will take part in the International Cricket Council World Twenty20 Qualifiers to be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Scotland’s World Twenty20 Qualifying campaign kicks-off with a match against Kenya, at the ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai on Tuesday, March 13. Both sides are placed in Group-B alongside tournament favourites Ireland.
Prior to the World Twenty20 Qualifier match, Scotland will go up against the UAE in the ICC Intercontinental Cup match at Sharjah on Thursday, February 16. The three-day game will be followed by two ICC World Cricket League Championship games against the
Cricket Scotland also revealed the contingent that will be locking horns with UAE in these three outings.
The Scots head coach, Peter Steindl, was upbeat about his side’s chances in all formats of the game. Steindl admitted that it will be a tough task to quickly change gears between all three formats but remained positive that all the hard work put in by his
team will pay-off.
He said, “This will be a challenging tour for the squad, which will incorporate all three forms of the game. Our preparations have gone well to date and we are looking to transfer this work quickly when we arrive in Sharjah on Saturday.”
Kyle Coetzer, the mainstay in Scotland’s batting line-up, was not included in the Intercontinental Cup team, as the batter had to meet certain obligations. The Scottish lynchpin will, however, be available for selection for the World Twenty20 qualifiers
and the World Cricket League Championship.
Scotland squad for World Twenty20 qualifiers
Gordon Drummond (capt), Preston Mommsen, Fraser Watts, Ryan Flannigan, Josh Davey, Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Craig Wallace (wk), Matthew Parker, Kyle Coetzer, Gordon Goudie, Jan Stander, Majid Haq, Safyaan Sharif
Intercontinental Cup squad
Gordon Drummond (capt), Preston Mommsen, Alasdair Evans, Ryan Flannigan, Simon Smith (wk), Ewan Chalmers, Richie Berrington, Freddie Coleman, Calum MacLeod, Craig Wallace, Gordon Goudie, Safyaan Sharif, Majid Haq
ICC World Cricket League Championship
Gordon Drummond (capt), Preston Mommsen Fraser Watts, Ryan Flannigan, Josh Davey , Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Craig Wallace (wk), Matthew Parker, Calvin Burnett, Kyle Coetzer, Gordon Goudie, Jan Stander, Majid Haq, Safyaan Sharif