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Scotland announce Kyle Coetzer as their new skipper

Kyle Coetzer will lead Scotland
Kyle Coetzer will lead Scotland

Kyle Coetzer has been appointed full-time captain of Scotland following his stint in the Desert T20 Challenge and the tri-series One-Day International series in United Arab Emirates.

The 32-year-old took in charge of the team on an interim basis following the retirement of regular skipper Preston Mommsen and is set to continue in the role ahead of the Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League games against Namibia followed by two-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

Having made his debut in August 2008, Coetzer has featured in 35 ODIs and 39 Twenty20 Interationals and is among the five Scotland players to have crossed the 1,000-run mark in the 50-over format.

Coetzer is also known for his splendid 156 run knock which came in the 2015 World Cup encounter against Bangladesh in Nelson, making him the only Scotland player to score a century in a ICC global event.

Describing it as a honour to lead the side, Coetzer is looking forward to the challenge as they have an exciting season coming up.

“It’s a great honour to lead this group of players for the second time.

"We’ve got a real depth in the squad and it’s the start of an exciting era.

"There’s been a lot of good work done behind the scenes and we’ll be looking to build on that going forward.

"I’m fortunate enough to inherit a settled squad and look forward to see them develop to the next level.”

Meanwhile, left-arm spinner, Con de Lange has been appointed as deputy to Coetzer.

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