Scotland head to India for WT20
Scotland’s national cricketers departed from Glasgow Airport this morning to start their preparation for the ICC World T20 in India with a week of preparation and practice matches in Pune.
The initial week in their sub-continent tour will be an important phase to give the chance the squad to adapt to the hot conditions and get a feel for what they will face when the tournament gets underway.
There was a good turnout of media as the squad assembled to conduct various interviews before the squad made their way through security.
Preston Mommsen said on departure, “This tournament has come at a good time for us, I think we’re starting to peak nicely. Having the experience of 2015, now is time for us to crack on and shift our performance to the next level to show what we’ve learnt as a team.”
When asked what he thought progression into the second round would do for Scottish cricket, Mommsen said, “I think it could be monumental, with the exposure we would gain not just as players, but also the organisation and for Scotland as a cricketing nation would really put us on the map.” Added the Scotland captain.
Head Coach Grant Bradburn also faced the media, “We’re all really looking forward to getting to India, its going to be an important 10 days to get some important preparation, we’re all excited and ready to go. Our task is simple, win three games of cricket get into the main draw and take down some Full Member nations.