Scotland Announces 15-Player Squad for 2023 ICC ODI World Cup.
Scotland Announces 15-Player Squad for 2023 ICC ODI World Cup in Zimbabwe which is set to commence on 18 June.
Scotland has retained much of the same squad that lifted the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 title in February. They have rung in two changes to the squad that last played in Nepal, with Alasdair Evans and Adrian Neill returning to replace Liam Naylor and the retired Kyle Coetzer.
Evans was one of the 14 contracted men’s players for 2023-2024 announced last week and is in line to play his first ODI since 2021.
Squad for World Cup Qualifier
1. Richie Berrington (Captain)
2. Matthew Cross
3. Alasdair Evans
4. Chris Greaves
5. Jack Jarvis
6. Michael Leask
7. Tom Mackintosh
8. Chris McBride
9. Brandon McMullen
10. George Munsey
11. Adrian Neill
12. Safyaan Sharif
13. Chris Sole
14. Hamza Tahir
15. Mark Watt
“I think there’s a good mixture in this squad of youth and senior players who’ve been around a while – the likes of Richie and George, as well as some exciting young talent in Jack Jarvis and Chris McBride,” said Interim Head Coach Doug Watson.
“It’s obviously a wonderful opportunity coming up in Zimbabwe, and the guys that we’ve selected are all really excited and fizzing to go. They know how tough the challenge is going to be.
“It’s moving into winter over there just now, and the conditions are changing and will be quite spin-friendly, but the key thing will be for us to adapt to the conditions and approach the games the way we want to play them.”
Scotland will be hoping to carry their form over from League 2 to the Qualifier where they will battle nine other teams for two spots in the Cricket World Cup later this year. The bottom five from the Super League — West Indies, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Zimbabwe, and the Netherlands — will join League 2 top three Scotland, Oman, and Nepal as well as Play-off finalists United States and UAE to take part in the Qualifier in Zimbabwe.