Scotland declare 15 members squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Updated - Jan 9, 2015 3:07 pm
Scotland declare 15 members squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: The Scotland cricket Board, Scottish selectors on Friday announced its 15 players squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.
As the Scotland team qualified for the world cup 2015, it will make for the team’s third appearance at the ICC world cup.
Preston Mommsen will be the captain of the team for the world cup. Scotland has been placed in the Group A at the tournament along with hosts Australia, New Zealand, England, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Scotland will begin their world cup 2015 journey on February 17 against co-hosts New Zealand in Dunedin.
Then they have to play England, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan respectively.
Though the team will not carry pressure of performance, but the fans back home will hope the team does well against Bangladesh and Afghanistan if not against the other major teams.
On occasion of the squad selection Scotland cricket team coach Grant Bradburn said,
“It is great to announce our squad for the Cricket World Cup, and it is a fantastic achievement for the players to be named in the final 15,”
The Scotland team is currently preparing itself for the ICC cricket world cup 2015 at Dubai, playing warm up matches tournament against Ireland and Afghanistan. The coach looks happy with the effort the boys have been putting on the field. He said,
“They have all worked hard over a long period of time, as they continue to do out here in Dubai during the current tri-series,
“There is so much natural ability in this squad and we go to the World Cup aiming to do what no other squad has done before and win games of cricket.”
Scotland 15 players squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015:
Preston Mommsen (captain), Kyle Coetzer (vice-captain), Richie Berrington, Frederick Coleman, Matthew Cross, Joshua Davey, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Safyaan Sharif, Robert Taylor and Iain Wardlaw.