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Richie Berrington to lead as Scotland name 15-man squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Published at :May 6, 2024 at 5:43 PM
Modified at :May 6, 2024 at 5:45 PM
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Scotland will play England in their first match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Richie Berrington will captain Scotland in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 as the board announced the 15-member squad on May 6, 2024. Scotland had done very well in the 2022 T20 World Cup, including a win over two-time champions West Indies.

Scotland are in Group B of the T20 World Cup 2024 with England, Australia, Oman and Namibia. The squad departs for the World Cup on Sunday 26 May, heading first to Trinidad and Tobago for training and two official warm-up fixtures, against Afghanistan and Uganda.

The squad will then fly to Barbados to prepare for their opening match in Group B against England in Bridgetown on Tuesday 4 June.

Scotland Men’s Head Coach, Doug Watson, said: “It was a really difficult selection meeting, and it’s never easy getting it down to a squad of fifteen. I think it was ultimately about getting the balance of the squad just right and we feel we’ve done that here. It’s good that we’ve got some of our county players available, and we are really excited with the fifteen we’ve chosen, so now we can look forward to what lies ahead.”

Michael Jones and Brad Wheal have been named in the Scotland T20 World Cup squad, but aren’t part of the squad that will play in the upcoming T20I tri-series in the Netherlands. Scotland will play a tri-series with Netherlands and Ireland as a part of their preparation for the tournament from May 18.

Gavin Main, who is in the tri-series pool, is not in the T20 World Cup selection but the two squads are otherwise the same.

To have Michael Jones and Brad Wheal available, is crucial for Scotland: Scotland coach

Durham’s Michael Jones and Brad Wheal of Hampshire are added to thirteen of those picked to play in a tri-series with Netherlands and Ireland in May.

“To have Michael Jones and Brad Wheal available, their experience from previous T20 World Cups is crucial for the group. I’m looking forward to meeting them both, getting to know them and seeing their skills up close.

I’m very excited about what lies ahead, and I think the players are too, the closer we get to it. We’re getting a few games under our belt before then; we’re off to play Netherlands and Ireland in a couple of weeks, and that’ll be good just to get a bit of competitiveness under our belts. We’re done with training now, and we want to play competitive cricket.

That first game against England, it’ll be quite a day – but we won’t look too far ahead. We’ll just ensure that we prepare well as a team, and individually, to represent Scotland as best we can,” coach Watson said.

The Scots will play England (4 June), Namibia (6 June), Oman (9 June) and Australia (15 June) in Group B.

Scotland squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024:

Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross, Brad Currie, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Jack Jarvis, Michael Jones, Michael Leask, Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Charlie Tear, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal.

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