Pictured: Angus Guy
A 14-strong squad has been announced for Scotland’s trip to the Netherlands from 24th July to 2nd August with the aim of claiming the final spot at the 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Angus Guy (C) (Clydesdale), Tom Mackintosh (Grange), Jasper Davidson (Stirling), Uzzair Shah (Highfield), Liam Naylor (Wellington School), Ben Davidson (Grange), Durness Mackay-Champion (Heriots), Charlie Peet (Grange), Jamie Cairns (Grange), Callum Grant (Stenhousemuir), Rory Hanley (Benwell Hill), Daniel Cairns (Clydesdale), Euan McBeth (Prestwick), Kess Sajjad (Poloc)
Gordon Drummond, U19 Head Coach, said: “We know the guys are looking forward to what will be an exciting and challenging qualifying tournament out in the Netherlands.
“We have selected a strong squad which includes a few players with Academy and Scotland A squad experience and a group which we feel are capable of qualifying for the 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
“The squad have been through a tough programme in the lead up to the qualify, but we know this will stand them in good stead when we get to the Netherlands and face quality opposition. The squad has worked had over the last two years building up to the tournament and are champing at the bit to get started in what is always a tough tournament.”
Angus Guy, skipper of the U19 side, said: “The whole squad is really excited about the upcoming tournament in the Netherlands. We have trained really hard all winter and it’s all been geared up to the qualifier – from working on technical areas with the coaches to working with the team psychologist to improving fitness.
“Even the guys who haven’t made the final squad have contributed massively by providing competition for places which made picking the 14 very tough.
“It’s a massive privilege to be handed the captaincy for such a big event and it’s a great group to lead and I know I’ll have plenty of support. We have a really strong balanced team with a good amount of options in every department which is ideal for me as captain.
We all just can’t wait to get started.”
Full Schedule (50-over fixtures)
26th July: Netherlands vs. Scotland
27th July: Jersey vs. Scotland
29th July: France vs. Scotland
30th July: Scotland vs. Ireland
1st August: Scotland vs. Denmark