Friday 2 May 2014 

Scotland Name Squad To Take On England

Scotland will take on England in front of a sell-out crowd in Aberdeen
Scotland will take on England in front of a sell-out crowd in Aberdeen
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Scotland have named a 13-man squad to take on England in next week's One-Day International in Aberdeen.

Scotland ODI squad

Kyle Coetzer (captain), Freddie Coleman, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Preston Mommsen, Safyaan Sharif, Rob Taylor, Iain Wardlaw

A sell-out crowd will greet both teams on 9th May as they prepare to meet for the first time since 2010.

Kyle Coetzer will captain the side and Aberdeen-born all-rounder Josh Davey, now on the books of Somerset, has been recalled to the squad.

He last played an ODI in May 2013 and replaces Richie Berrington who has a hamstring injury.

Fellow Aberdonians Alasdair Evans, Michael Leask and Matthew Cross also feature in the squad.

"The match against England is a wonderful opportunity for us to continue the progress which the team made in New Zealand earlier this year," coach Craig Wright said.

"The challenge for us regardless of the opposition is to continue to display the strong, positive mentality which was the cornerstone of our recent success.

"With the World Cup to look forward to in under a year, this game will be a great chance for us to test ourselves at the type of level we want to be successful at moving forward.  I hope the occasion is a memorable one for Scottish cricket."

Wright will take charge of the side until Grant Bradburn takes over on 1st July.

The two sides are also due to meet in the group stages of the 2015 World Cup next year after Scotland qualified by winning the qualifying event in New Zealand late last year.

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