Scotland announce squad for Hong Kong ODIs

Preston Mommsen will continue to lead Scotland.
Preston Mommsen will continue to lead Scotland.
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Scotland selectors have named the One-Day International squad which will face Hong Kong in two matches at the Grange in Edinburgh on 8th and 10th September.

This series will be the first time Scotland will face Hong Kong after the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India.

The squad named for the upcoming series retains the core of the players who were picked for the ICC World Cricket League Championship matches against the United Arab Emirates in August.

Scotland coach Grant Bradburn said that the players are eagerly looking forward to the matches against Hong Kong and are keen to end the summer season on a high.

“Our players will relish the opportunity to play two more ODI's before the summer ends and are eager to finish the home season on a positive note.

“We have seen huge benefits this season from training hard as a wider squad and we now have more players than ever contesting selection in the national team.

“As a team, we love playing at The Grange where we were treated to brilliant one day pitches for the UAE series.

“I sense a real determination to both perform and entertain within the squad.

“Hong Kong is a team that look to play dynamic white ball cricket too, so this series will be a tough test that we are desperate to win.”

Preston Mommsen will lead the team with Kyle Coetzer as his deputy whereas fast bowler Gavin Main is only available for the second ODI.

Scotland squad: Preston Mommsen (capt), Kyle Coetzer (vc), Matthew Cross (wkt), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Con de Lange, Craig Wallace, Chris Sole, Gavin Main (second ODI only)

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