Scotland captain Coetzer, who also featured in the last edition of the CWCQ in South Africa in 2009, said qualifying for the ICC CWC for a third time after 1999 and 2007 would do wonders for Scotland, adding: "It would be great for our fans back home, and encourage so many more people to take up the sport.

"Moreover, it would be huge for us personally, as players. It would go a long way in helping us properly say 'thank you for everything' to all those people who have supported us, travelled to cheer us, worked hard as administrators, and helped us in every possible way.

"Qualifying for the ICC CWC 2015 would be a tremendous way for all of us in the team to give back to the country and to gain what we all feel is due recognition."

Assessing Group A, which also features Canada, Hong Kong and Nepal, along with Scotland and the UAE, Coetzer said: "There are three good teams there in Hong Kong, Nepal and the UAE, that we recently played against at the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2013 and that qualified for the ICC World Twenty20 2014 while we didn't, so recent form suggests it will be tough for us early on.

"Even after the group stage, the tournament format is such that only the top two teams - the finalists after the Super Six stage - will qualify for ICC CWC 2015, so it's a tough event, and you need to win every single game."

Scotland has a fairly settled line-up, with each member of its squad except Michael Leask having featured in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship 2011-13. Coetzer, who finished as the second-highest run-getter of that tournament, said about his team's form: "We are in a much more reasonable position than has been made out to be following our losses in the WCLC.

"We played some really good cricket in the UAE during the ICC World T20 Qualifier, and believe our recent form and momentum are quite good."