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Scotland Name 40-man squad in contention for T20 World Cup selection

Cricket Scotland @CricketScotland
July 16, 2021 2 weeks
Scotland Name 40-man squad in contention for T20 World Cup selection

Scotland Head Coach Shane Burger has named a squad of 40 players who are in contention for selection for the ICC T20 World Cup which takes place in the UAE and Oman in October.

The list of 40 includes the experienced players like Kyle Coetzer, Richard Berrington, Callum Macleod, Ally Evans and Safyaan Sharif alongside younsters coming up through the Scotland Performance Academy system, as well as a number of players currently playing county cricket in England.

All 40 players will feature in a trial series in August before the team which travels to the World Cup is announced later that month.

Scotland Men’s Head Coach, Shane Burger said: “It’s exciting to be able to announce 40 names in contention for selection. Every single individual on the list will have the opportunity to play in the trial series and has the chance to go to a World Cup.

“It’s encouraging to see that the depth of Scottish cricket is really good at the moment and to have such a good blend of experience and youth in this line-up.”

Chris Sole returns to the squad after a spell playing in Australia, but he won’t be playing alongside brother Tom who has decided to take a break from cricket.

Gloucestershire’s George Scott and Scott Steel of Leicestershire are included following confirmation of their eligibility to play for Scotland.

Brad Currie and Brandon McMullen, both named in the squad of 40, are not yet eligible to play for Scotland, but their inclusion forms part of their qualficiation process.

Scotland will face Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Oman in Round One of the World Cup with the top two teams qualifying for the Super 12s where they face the top eight T20 sides in the world.

Squad:

Kyle Coetzer

George Munsey

Richard Berrington

Calum Macleod

Craig Wallace

Michael Leask

Matthew Cross

Mark Watt

Oli Hairs

Ally Evans

Safyaan Sharif

Josh Davey

Hamza Tahir

Chris Greaves

Scott Cameron

Gavin Main

Adrian Neill

Ruaidhri Smith

Michael Jones

Dylan Budge

Scott Steel

George Scott

Bradley Currie *

Brad Wheal

Chris Sole

Tom Mackintosh

Josh Wood

Jamie Crawley

Finlay Macreath

Rory Johnston

Christopher McBride

Brandon McMullen *

Rory Hanley

Ollie Davidson

Ben Davidson

Mohammad Ghaffar

Liam Naylor

Alex Hinkley

Tom Simpson

Jack Hogarth

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