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Scotland to host England in 2018

Cricket Scotland Media @CricketScotland
September 7, 2017 3 months
Scotland to host England in 2018
Eoin Morgan of England bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between England and Scotland at Hagley Oval on February 23, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (ICC/Getty Images)

Scotland will face England in Edinburgh next summer in a One Day International during a busy year for the national side.

Eoin Morgan’s England side will travel to Scotland to play a One Day International on the 10th June 2018 at The Grange in the first home international fixture of the summer to be announced.

England’s most recent visit north of the border was in 2014 when the two sides met in a reduced over contest at Mannofield, Aberdeen. Despite a swashbuckling 42 from 16 balls from Michael Leask the current number 4 ranked ODI side ran out winners on the day by 39 runs.

The sides of course last went head to head in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2015 during the ICC Cricket World Cup when a century from Moeen Ali helped power England to victory despite a classy 71 from current Scotland Captain Kyle Coetzer.

2018 will also see Scotland take part in the qualifier for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup as they do battle with both Full and Associate Member nations to try to secure a place at the showpiece event that will be hosted in England the following summer.

Confirming the news of the first international in the 2018 home schedule Cricket Scotland CEO Malcolm Cannon said, “Only very rarely does Scotland get to host its neighbours in a one day international so it is with great excitement that our squad can look forward to preparing to face the auld enemy.

Despite never having beaten England in an ODI, Scotland has every reason to feel as confident as ever, having beaten two ICC Full Members this summer. Tickets are likely to go very quickly so we would encourage everyone who likes to support their country to buy as soon as they go on sale and to recreate the “Hampden Roar” at the Grange!”

Details on ticket prices and release dates for priority and general sale will be released in the coming months.

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