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Scotland vs Pakistan 2018 – Scotland Player Profiles

Iain Leggat @CricketScotland
June 12, 2018 2 months
Scotland vs Pakistan 2018 – Scotland Player Profiles
Scotland celebrate. Photo by Donald MacLeod.
Kyle Coetzer:
The 34-Year-old Scotland captain hails from up north in Aberdeen. A batsman of the highest calibre, Kyle is currently ranked 22nd in the ICC ODI batting rankings. Making his debut in 2003, Coetzer has gone on to play in various countries including a county stint at Durham and Northants. The top order batsman can be seen attacking the bowlers right from the get go.

 

Calum MacLeod
A naturally gifted batsman who has a talent for taking some of the best bowlers in the game head on. He hit a magnificent unbeaten 157 in the opening game of the World Cup Qualifiers against Afghanistan. He played down south with Warwickshire CC as a bowler and Durham as a batsman. 
Richie Berrington:
South African born Berrington, now Scotland’s most capped player, was one of Scotland’s first full time professionals in 2010. The gifted all-rounder is a power hitter with the bat, with over 1,000 ODI runs for Scotland and is also a huge asset in the field. 
George Munsey
This Oxford born all-rounder made his T20 debut in 2015 against Ireland in Bready. He bowls right-arm medium fast and can play the role of the power hitter if the time comes, with his ability to sweep the ball left and right. He is currently based in Edinburgh playing for Watsonians CC. 
Safyaan Sharif
This seam bowler made a big impact in the World Cup Qualifiers leaving Zimbabwe as the leading wicket taker of the tournament. An achievement that’s led him to a white ball contract with Derbyshire in 2018. He has a knack to take crucial wickets, one including Chris Gayle on the first ball of their match vs West Indies.
Michael Leask
The Aberdeen all-rounder is as talented with the ball as he is with the bat. Making his debut in 2013 in Kenya, he played down in Somerset for two seasons. A hard hitting and off-spin bowler who announced himself on the scene with a blistering 42 from 16 balls against England in 2014.
Matthew Cross:
Nearing his 50th cap, Scotland’s wicket-keep batsman is known for his versatility with the bat. A career-best knock of 114 against the UAE was enough to put Scotland top of the Super Six table at 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifiers. Making his debut in 2014 in Canada, the Aberdeen born Cross has become an essential part of the Scotland playing squad.
Alasdair Evans:
The tall powerful seam bowler has been a staple part of the bowling attack since his debut in 2009. Born in Kent he’s had a stint at Derbyshire and has travelled with MCC on tour. With 30 ODI and 11 T20 caps to his name he joins Sharif as the elder statesmen of the bowling unit.
Mark Watt
This 22-year-old left arm spinner made his debut against Ireland in 2016. With 17 caps to his name he is part of the bowling unit all fighting for a place in the side. His crafty left arm orthodox gives great variety to the bowling unit.
Dylan Budge:
One of Scotland’s most exciting youngsters, hailing from Leeds, the 22-year-old rose through the ranks to get his first cap for Scotland against Sri Lanka in 2017. The Edinburgh based all-rounder has been hitting runs for fun this season for Mazars Grange and Scotland A, with his ability to seize control of an innings with a mix of big shots and well placed batting.

Hamza Tahir (Debut)

This left arm spinner fro Ferguslie, moved from Poloc last year. He will be looking to make an impact on the his international debut if selected, and join the likes of Mark Watt and Michael Leask in the spin attack.

 

 

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