Scotland squad head to Dubai
The Scotland cricket team will depart on Sunday (9th November) for a nine day training camp in Dubai at the ICC Global Cricket Academy.
They will be joined by Somerset Director of Cricket Matthew Maynard to assist in honing their skills ahead of the ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup in February and March.
It will be a chance for the squad to build on the work already undertaken in Australia and New Zealand at some of the best cricket facilities available.
Young spin prospect, Mark Watt, has been included in the tour party along with Gavin Main, who is recovering from a back injury, and leg-spinner Moneeb Iqbal.
Absent from the tour will be Kyle Coetzer who has family commitments, while Gordon Goudie, Alasdair Evans and Safyaan Sharif will work with Strength and Conditioning coach, Simon Smith, in Scotland.
Ahead of the tour Scotland Head Coach Grant Bradburn said, “The Dubai Batting camp will be another excellent opportunity for our players to keep developing skills and experience to equip them to perform on the international stage.
With a focus on batting for this camp, we have designed an intense programme of game scenarios to simulate the match pressures our players will be under on the international stage. Dubai also provides us more time together as a group which is precious for us in being able to cement roles, game plans and simply to allow the excellent culture in the group to gather strength.
This tour sees the addition of three players who weren't part of the team on our recent tour down under. Gavin Main is progressing well from a back injury late in the season and will begin his return to cricket with us in Dubai.
Mark Watt is a young left arm spinner who has earned recognition to join the senior squad on the back of some excellent performances throughout the summer, while Moneeb Iqbal also joins the team in Dubai to add further competition to the spin bowling stocks."
Richie Berrington, Freddie Coleman, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Hamish Gardiner, Majid Haq, Moneeb Iqbal, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, Preston Mommsen, Rob Taylor, Iain Wardlaw, Mark Watt.