Kyle Coetzer Named Scotland Captain
Cricket Scotland has today announced that Kyle Coetzer has been appointed as the new Scotland cricket captain.
He will take charge for the first time this Friday when Scotland play Pakistan in the first of two One Day Internationals. The full squad for the weekend games will be announced tomorrow.
The 29 year old Aberdonian, who started his cricketing career at Stoneywood Dyce, has represented Scotland throughout all of the youth levels and captained his country at the 2004 U19 World Cup in Bangladesh.
Coetzer currently has a superb One Day International average of 49.4 from 12 ODIs with a highest score of 133 against Afghanistan in the World Cricket League match in Sharjah in March 2013.
Since signing for Durham CCC in 2005 he has built a reputation as a prolific top-order batsman, and played a key role in the Durham’s 2008 Friends Provident final victory at Lords, scoring 61.
He has since moved to Northamptonshire where he earned himself a contract extension with the county until the end of 2014. Coetzer has been the cornerstone of the national team batting in recent years scoring consistently at the top of the order.
Following Gordon Drummond’s retiral from the role, Coetzer will take up the captaincy in all forms of the game at international level. Preston Mommsen has been appointed as the vice-captain and will assume the captaincy of the Saltires in the YB40 matches and in games when Coetzer’s county commitments with Northants take precedence
“This is a massive year for Scottish cricket, and personally a huge honour to captain my country. I will be trying my very best to help Cricket Scotland continue to move forward in world cricket.”