Wednesday 27 August 2014 

Preston Mommsen Returns To Lead Scotland In Ireland

Preston Mommsen raises his bat
Preston Mommsen is back for Scotland as they head to Ireland
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Preston Mommsen will make his comeback from injury to captain Scotland when they take on Ireland in three One-Day Internationals in September.

The all-rounder was ruled out of a recent series against New Zealand A with a broken finger and will lead a strong squad to play ODIs on 8th, 10th and 12th September.

Batsman Matt Machan, who led the side in Mommsen's absence, is included in the squad along with Warwickshire's Freddie Coleman and Durham's Calum MacLeod.

Safyaan Sharif (Gloucestershire) and Michael Leask (Northamptonshire) are currently spending time with English counties but both are available.

Rob Taylor and Kyle Coetzer are unavailable due to their county commitments while Gavin Main and Ruadhri Smith are injured.

New coach Grant Bradburn takes charge of the team for the first time since his appointment in April.

"These games pose another big opportunity for these players to enhance their chances of making the plane to the World Cup in 2015," he said.

"I’m looking forward to rubbing shoulders with our Celtic cousins, and relishing the chance to experience a rivalry, which I’m told, is quite intense.

"It’ll be another chance for our players to perform in a high pressure environment."

Ireland named their squad last week and will be led by Kevin O'Brien, who recently played in the Caribbean Premier League for the Jamaica Tallawahs.

Scotland ODI squad: Preston Mommsen (captain), Richie Berrington, Freddie Coleman, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Ali Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Majid Haq, Safyaan Sharif, Iain Wardlaw

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