Scotland to host England, Pakistan in 2018 summer

Scotland and England will play a ODI at The Grange in June next year
Scotland and England will play a ODI at The Grange in June next year
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International cricket is all set to return to Scotland as they are scheduled to host England and Pakistan in June next year.

Kyle Coetzer's men will begin the summer season with a One Day International against England at The Grange on 10th June and three days later they will face Pakistan in a two match Twenty20 International series to be played at the same venue.

This will be the first time both Scotland and Pakistan will face other in a T20I game since the 2007 World T20 encounter in Durban.

Scotland Captain Coetzer believes the games will provide them an excellent opportunity to showcase their talent to world cricket.

"To have the opportunity to take on a hugely talented Pakistan team at home in two T20Is is wonderful news for both the players and our supporters.

"With these matches taking place in the same week that we host England in an ODI in Edinburgh it gives us a great chance to show how far we have come as a group in both of these formats of the game."

"It also means that having defeated Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka this year we have another great chance to take some more full member scalps.

"As a squad we want to test ourselves against the world’s best and in Pakistan and England we have two of the current top sides in the world coming to Scotland next summer.

"Along with the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier taking place in 2018 the year is really starting to look like an exciting one for everyone involved in Scottish cricket”

Schedule:

10th June - ODI - Scotland v England – The Grange, Edinburgh
12th June - 1st T20I – Scotland v Pakistan – The Grange, Edinburgh
13th June - 2nd T20I – Scotland v Pakistan – The Grange, Edinburgh

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