Scotland name squad for England clash
The Scotland selectors have named their 15-man squad to face England on June 10 at the Grange in Edinburgh.
Kyle Coetzer will lead the side out in front of a sold out Grange on Sunday alongside Richie Berrington, who is named as vice-captain.
The in-form Dylan Budge and former captain Preston Mommsen are both included in a similar looking squad that went to Zimbabwe for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers.
The bowling attack again looks a strong facet of the squad with options of Brad Wheal, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans and Stuart Whittingham available.
Tom Sole is unfortunate to miss out after suffering a broken ankle playing for his club.
Head Coach Grant Bradburn commented, “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.
"It has been our desire to create competition in every skill set and the selections across the two squads will reflect that. It has been so encouraging to see new faces earn their place and confirm their readiness for International cricket with repeat performances in Regional Series and ‘A’ Team cricket.
"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.
"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 have been striving for.
"Huge credit must go to Cricket Scotland for investing majorly in creating the chance to host the number one teams in the world. While, of course, there is huge respect for England, we have strong belief in our skilled players, combined with the smart game plan we will adopt.”
Scotland squad to face England: 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.