Team Scotland has hired former England batsman Jonathan Trott as ‘Batting Lead’ for the marquee T20 World Cup event. Notably, Scotland is part of the qualifier stage in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021.
They are placed in Group B alongside, Oman National Cricket Team, Papua New Guinea National Cricket, Bangladesh National Cricket Team. Jonathan Trott will be providing his assistance to the squad which will be led by Kyle Coetzer.
What we have in Jonathan Trott is great knowledge and experience : Scotland Head Coach Shane Burger
The Head coach of team Scotland Shane Burger feels that Jonathan Trott has a lot of experience under his belt as he has been part of World Cups and Ashes. So his experience will help Scotland a lot in the upcoming World Cup event.
“What we have in Jonathan Trott is great knowledge and experience of high-performance environments. He’s played in World Cups, Ashes Series and travelled to many destinations around the world. He also understands the demands and high pressures of international sport and the environments that they bring with them and it’ll be fantastic to have him as a support in the build-up to the World Cup,” said Burger
Head coach of team Scotland Shane Burger praised the team for their hard work over the years and he has a lot of confidence that Scotland will do well in the T20 World Cup 2021 which is scheduled to begin on 17 October.
“This squad has worked hard over a long period of time now and deserves the opportunity to show the world what we are about. This is an experienced, versatile, and exciting group of players and we’re looking forward to embracing the challenges ahead as a team.”
Meanwhile, team Scotland has also hired a Wellbeing Manager Louise Finlayson who will be assisting the team.
“The pandemic has forced us into operating in Managed Environments and the role of a Wellbeing Manager has been identified as critical to support the players and staff of what we hope will be a long and successful tour,” said Cricket Scotland CEO, Gus Mackay.
Squad: Kyle Coetzer. Richard Berrington, Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Michael Leask, Calum Macleod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace (wk), Mark Watt, Brad Wheal