Scotland have included a clutch of county cricketers in their squad for the one-off One-Day International against Australia on 3rd September.
Northamptonshire’s Friends Life t20 winning opener Kyle Coetzer will skipper the side, providing he has recovered from a wrist injury that he sustained on Finals Day. Rapidly improving Sussex all-rounder Matt Machan, Yorkshire seam-bowler Iain Wardlaw, Warwickshire batsman Freddie Coleman, Leicestershire all-rounder Rob Taylor, and Northamptonshire wicket-keeper David Murphy will also all feature.
Former Warwickshire all-rounder Neil Carter is unavailable due to work commitments, with his place in the 14-man squad taken by seamer Safyaan Sharif.
One player who is in line for a full Scotland debut is opener Hamish Gardiner. The 22 year-old was born in Australia, but has a Scottish mother, and has already played for the Saltires in the Yorkshire Bank 40; a competition for which Cricket Scotland does not award full caps.
Scotland coach Pete Steindl said ahead of the match against Australia, “We’re really looking forward to welcoming the Australians to the Grange for our big home game of the summer. It’s always a great occasion for the players and staff to test themselves against the likes of Australia and we are looking forward to the challenge.”
Australia named their squad for the fixture earlier this month, with Pakistani-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed included after being granted Australian citizenship in July.
Scotland squad: Kyle Coetzer (captain), Preston Mommsen (vice-captain), Richie Berrington, Freddie Coleman, Gordon Drummond, Hamish Gardiner, Gordon Goudie, Majid Haq, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, David Murphy, Safyaan Sharif, Rob Taylor, Iain Wardlaw.
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