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Scotland Confirm World Cup Squad

Preston Mommsen
Preston Mommsen will lead Scotland at their third World Cup
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Scotland have confirmed their final 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup 2015, where they will be making their third appearance on the global stage.

Preston Mommsen will skipper the squad, which is currently involved in a One-Day International tri-series in the United Arab Emirates.

All of the players selected in the final squad were in Australia and New Zealand late last year during a tour designed to help Scotland acclimatise ahead of the World Cup.

They will begin their campaign against co-hosts New Zealand in a game that is already sold out on 17th February.

In Pool A, they also take on England (23rd February), Afghanistan (26th February), Bangladesh (5th March), Sri Lanka (12th March) and Australia (15th March).

Previous World Cup campaigns in 1999 and 2007 ended without a win for the Scots, who are aiming to both break their World Cup duck and improve on their current ODI ranking of 14th.

They will also play warm-up games against Ireland on 10th February and the West Indies on 12th February.

"There is so much natural ability in this squad and we go to the World Cup aiming to do what no other squad has done before and win games of cricket," head coach Grant Bradburn said.

Bradburn, appointed head coach last year, has assembled a coaching team including former England limited overs captain Paul Collingwood and Matt Maynard to assist the side's World Cup preparations.

Scotland World Cup squad: Preston Mommsen (captain), Kyle Coetzer (vice-captain), Richie Berrington, Freddie Coleman, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Safyaan Sharif, Robert Taylor, Iain Wardlaw

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