The Scotland selectors have today announced their squad for the Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League matches against Namibia.
Ayr Cricket Club will host the Intercontinental Cup match, starting Tuesday (6 -9 June) while the two World Cricket League Championship matches will be taking place at Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh (11th and 13th June).
After announcing his retirement from international cricket in late 2016, Preston Mommsen’s inclusion for the WCL fixtures confirms the selectors view that he is still considered one of Scotland’s leading international batsmen. Mommsen who still holds a burning ambition to be part of the Scotland set up, is now working full time but has taken leave to represent his country once more. Mommsen has been in fine early season form for his club side Grange and has been training regularly with the national coaches.
Kyle Coetzer will lead the side with Con de Lange again named as vice-captain. Stuart Whittingham will build on his Scotland career after impressing on debut against Sri Lanka.
Scotland Head Coach Grant Bradburn, “The team are looking forward to this block of international cricket at home throughout June. Preparation over the winter and early part of the summer has been excellent and the players are now itching to play. The I-Cup is a format we value highly, however we have had limited actual game time, as 11 of our 16 days of I-Cup cricket during this 3-year cycle, have been washed out. We look forward to our opening contest vs Namibia in Ayr, where the conditions normally offer something for every skill set.”
The I-Cup match will commence at 11am each day with the World Cricket League matches commencing at 10:45am.
Intercontinental Cup Squad against Namibia – June 6-9
Kyle Coetzer (Captain), Con de Lange (vice-captain), Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Mark Watt, George Munsey, Craig Wallace, Chris Sole, Stuart Whittingham.
World Cricket League Squad against Namibia – June 11 and 13
Kyle Coetzer (Captain), Con de Lange (vice-captain), Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Michael Leask, Preston Mommsen, Calum MacLeod, Mark Watt, George Munsey, Craig Wallace, Chris Sole, Stuart Whittingham.