Scotland has announced the 15-member group that will try to lead them to the men’s T20 World Championship next year in Australia, along with 14 participants who will be in Dublin on 15- 20 September for a preparatory Tri Be part of the series.
The only player to travel to Dubai for qualifying for the 14th team in October, but not to Dublin to play against Ireland and the Netherlands, is the all-rounder Josh Davey, who will instead continue to play County Cricket for Somerset to help The West Country team secured their first championship title in their history.
The squad has few surprises as Scotland relies on the same core that allowed them to qualify for the Men’s Cricket World Championship in 2018, although there is a recall for the left-hander Ollie Hairs, the last his five caps contested far in 2010.
“The 15-man squad selected for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup qualifying tournament is a strong, robust and versatile group of players who will undoubtedly have an impact on the tournament,” said Shane Burger, Scotland’s head coach ,
“The selection process for this squad was tedious and we believe this group of players can and will make Scotland proud.” I think the players who missed it could also have an impact when asked, and I believe a strong squad, not just the XI in the park, will win both games and tournaments ,
“This is still an exciting time in Scottish cricket as we embark on a journey with many cricketers over the next few months.”
Squad for T20I tri-series against Ireland and Netherlands and Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier:
Kyle Coetzer (c), Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey*, Alasdair Evans, Oliver Hairs, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Adrian Neill, Safyaan Sharif, Tom Sole, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt
Josh Davey will not feature in the T20I tri-series against Ireland and Netherlands