Scotland Squad to play England

02 May

The Scotland selectors today named their 13–man squad to face England in the Royal London One Day match between Scotland and England on May 9th at Mannofield, Aberdeen.

Kyle Coezter will lead his team out in front of a sell-out crowd in Aberdeen to play England for the first time since 2010 in Scotland’s marquee match of the year.

Aberdeen born Josh Davey, who is now with Somerset, has earned a place in the squad. He last featured in an ODI for Scotland against Pakistan in May 2013. Since making his debut, the all-rounder has played in 11 ODI matches scoring 254 runs at an average of 25.40 and taken 15 wickets at 21.33. He is a like-for-like replacement for the injured Richie Berrington (hamstring).

Some impressive performances by seam bowler Alasdair Evans has earned him a spot alongside Aberdonian’s Michael Leask and Matthew Cross who along with Davey and Coetzer mean that the host city has produced nearly a third of the national squad.

Craig Wright will take charge of the coaching responsibilities until Grant Bradburn takes the reins in July, after which Wright will continue as his assistant.

Wright commented, “The match against England is a wonderful opportunity for us to continue the progress which the team made in New Zealand earlier this year.  The challenge for us regardless of the opposition is to continue to display the strong, positive mentality which was the cornerstone of our recent success. 

With the World Cup to look forward to in under a year, this game will be a great chance for us to test ourselves at the type of level we want to be successful at moving forward.  I hope the occasion is a memorable one for Scottish cricket”.

Scotland Squad in full:

Kyle Coetzer (Captain), Freddie Coleman, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Preston Mommsen, Safyaan Sharif, Rob Taylor, Iain Wardlaw.


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