Scotland Squad Announced for Two-Match ODI Series Against Afghanistan
A 14-strong squad has been selected for Scotland’s two-match One-Day International series against Afghanistan to be played at The Grange, Edinburgh.
Ten of the squad featured in Scotland’s first ever tour to Oman in February 2019 in which Scotland won the quadrangular T20 series against Ireland, Netherlands and Oman. Scotland went on to record a 2-1 victory over the latter in a three-game 50-over series on the same tour.
Shane Burger, National Head Coach, commented: “We are excited to bring our white-ball game back to Edinburgh for the first time since June 2018. The squad is raring to go having wintered well and recorded series wins in Oman against quality opposition.
“We certainly go into the series with a lot of confidence and we are ready to face the challenge of a strong Afghanistan unit. We feel we are covered in all departments and fans can expect a positive brand of cricket from the team ahead of an important year of cricket.
“The inclusion of Tom Sole (Northamptonshire), Brad Wheal (Hampshire), Gavin Main (Durham) and Michael Jones (Durham) add to the skillsets we require and fall into the bracket of the brand of cricket we want to play. We are excited to bring them onboard for the series.
“We unfortunately lose a few players from the Oman tour due to injury, but feel we bring a strong squad to The Grange on 8th and 10th May.”
Kyle Coetzer (captain), Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Alasdair Evans, Michael Jones, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Tom Sole, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal
Scotland will face Afghanistan in two One-Day Internationals at The Grange, Edinburgh on 8th May and 10th May.