Scotland v England at Edinburgh, Aug 18, 2008
Kyle Coetzer was announced as Scotland’s captain for a second spell in March 2017. Coetzer is regarded one of the finest batsmen the country has ever produced.
With an One Day International average of 40, the Aberdeen-born opener has enjoyed spells with Durham and Northants, where he collected a range of honours, winning the County Championship, along with the premier One Day and T20 National titles.
The Aberdeen-born batsman was the first Scot to score a century at a Global event, following his 156 against Bangladesh in Nelson in the 2015 ICC World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.
Coetzer has 3 Scotland centuries to his name, with the first coming against Afghanistan at Sharjah Stadium in 2011.
In the 2009 T20 World Cup also took what commentator David Lloyd said was the best catch he’s ever seen.
He is now based with Benwell Hill and is player/coach of the Caledonian Highlanders in the Cricket Scotland Pro Series. Coetzer has also played in the Bangladesh Premier League and the Hong Kong T20 Blitz for various franchises.