Cricket Scotland (CS) has announced their 15-man squad for the One-off Specsavers One-day International against England – to be played in Edinburgh on 10th of June.
The selection committee has included former captain Preston Mommsen and uncapped all-rounder Dylan Budge in the much-awaited squad.
All-rounder Tom Sole misses out after suffering an injuring ankle while playing for his local club, Northants.
Kyle Coetzer will lead the team against Eoin Morgan-led England. The team largely constitutes the same members who played in the 2018 ICC Cricket World Cup qualifiers. The competition was held in Zimbabwe, earlier this year.
Brad Wheal, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans and Stuart Whittingham, who have been amongst the wickets playing for Sussex 2nd XI. Thye will form the solid bowling attack for Scotland.
Head coach Grant Bradburn said in a CS’s release, “This has been our toughest squad to select to date, in terms of having so many players knocking on the door with strong performances. There has been a lot of cricket so far this season and outdoor training has been intense, so the players themselves have had ample opportunities to sort out the current pecking order.”
He also added, “Quality players have missed selection and are gutted not to feature this time, which is a strong sign of the depth that is evident now through the new Regional structure and Performance Academy.”
On the other hand, England will be without the services of all-rounder Ben Stokes and fast bowler, Chris Woakes. Unfortunately, both the players have picked up injuries.
“The squad has prepared well for the strong opposition we will face both in the home series and in the Netherlands Tri-series, while there is excitement building for these fantastic opportunities the team has been striving for,” Bradburn maintained.
Stokes is set to miss the Scotland ODI and the first part of the ODI series against Australia. Whereas, Woakes is hopeful of a comeback in the ODI series against Australia.
Paceman Tom Curran will replace Woakes against Scotland.
Here’s the squad of Scotland for England ODI:
Kyle Coetzer (captain), Richie Berrington (vice-captain), Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross, Alasdair Evans, Michael Jones, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Preston Mommsen, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal, Stuart Whittingham.