The Scotland cricket team will tour the United Arab Emirates for a tri-nation ODI series against the hosts and Canada. The series will be played under the umbrella of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2. After the tri-series, Scotland will also play a three-match T20I series against the United Arab Emirates. The Scottish Cricket Board has also announced two separate teams for both series. Experienced batsman Richie Berrington will lead the team in both formats.
Brother duo Scott Currie and Brad Currie are among the players to receive a maiden ODI call-up, while young batsman Charlie Tear also received an international call-up for the first time. Fast bowler Bread Wheal is returning to the ODI side after almost five years and played his last ODI match in the year 2019.
Scotland have had decent performances in the past. Scotland failed to make it to the 2023 ODI World Cup and finished third in the Super Six stage of the tournament and was able to win 3 games and defeat former world champions West Indies.
Scotland also ended up being the winners of the European Qualifiers for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 and ended up earning a place in the main round of the tournament alongside the Netherlands. Scotland were undefeated throughout the tournament and won six of six matches.
Head of Performance Steve Snell, announcing Scotland’s squad for the tri-national ODI series and T20I series against the United Arab Emirates, said it will be a great opportunity for players to go out and perform in a variety of formats. He stated that the selection of the players was done to bring out the best performance from them in the first leg of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2.
He said: “This tour is a great opportunity for our players to go out and compete in a variety of formats, and selection has been about trying to find a balance, firstly, between producing our best possible performances in the first round of matches of the CWCL2. , and secondly, be attentive to future demands.”
Scotland squad for ODI and T20I series in UAE
ODI Team: Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross, Brad Currie, Scott Currie, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Charlie Tear, Andrew Umeed, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal .
T20I Team: Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross, Brad Currie, James Dickinson, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Jack Jarvis, Michael Leask, Gavin Main, Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Andrew Umeed, Mark Watt .
The tri-nation ODI series between Scotland, Canada and the United Arab Emirates will begin on February 28, 2024 and will conclude on March 9, 2024. All these matches will be played at the Dubai International Stadium. Scotland’s T20 series against the United Arab Emirates will begin on March 11, 2024.
Canada and Scotland have qualified for the 2024 T20 World Cup, which will be played in the USA and the West Indies.