Richie Berrington to lead as Scotland announce squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Scottland team in action [PC: Twitter]
In a recent development, Cricket Scotland has finalised the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. Veteran batter Richie Berrington will lead the side, while Matthew Cross will play his deputy.
The 15-member squad is an amalgamation of experience and youth. Promising batter Brandon McMullen earns a call-up and is in line to earn make his debut during the four-week tournament, while the key trio of Alasdair Evans, Gavin Main and Oliver Hairs miss out on the final 15.
Swashbuckling batter George Munsey will shoulder the batting responsibilities alongside Berrington, Calum MacLeod and Matthew Cross, while veteran seamer Safyaan Sharif will spearhead the Scottish bowling attack along with Josh Davey and Bradley Wheal. The spin department will be led by Mark Watt and Chris Greaves.
Here's what Scotland men’s Head Coach Shane Burger stated
"The squad has a blend of youth and experience alongside locally based players and County representatives. The balance of the team and chemistry is crucial to contributing to performances at the World Cup. We believe we have a good mix of the above and have selected players that are in form and can perform under pressure."
Scotland T20 World Cup squad:
Richard Berrington (Captain), Matthew Cross (Vice Captain), George Munsey, Michael Leask, Bradley Wheal, Chris Sole, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Calum MacLeod, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Brandon McMullen, Michael Jones, Craig Wallace.
Scotland will take on the West Indies in their opening match at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on 17th October.