The World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand will see former Test cricketer Paul Collingwood guiding Scotland as they battle for one of the final two qualification positions at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Collingwood, who represented England in three editions of the World Cup (2003, 2007 and 2011) and who also led England to the World Twenty20 title, revealed: "My role with Scotland as an assistant coach involves quite a broad spectrum of different jobs.

"Working with the batters has been the key for me - you don't want the guys to be too cluttered with technical details going into a tournament. You just want them to be as confident as possible, so I'm working on the mental side of that, and asking them to believe in their strengths."

Explaining how being a player currently has helped him as a coach, Collingwood said: "If you're still playing, you understand the bad effects of tension in the dressing room.

"So we've tried to relax the guys, so that they can just go out there in the middle and show their ability. And I think that's important."