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ICC World Cup 2015 – Team Review – Scotland

The European team will play their third World Cup this time. They first played the World Cup tournament in the year 1999 and after that, they qualified in the year 2007. In both the World Cup tournaments in which they played, they failed to make an impact. However it is a fact that they are relatively stronger as a team in this edition of the World Cup.

They performed really well in each of their Warm up games for the World Cup. Also, they almost gave a shock to West Indian team in their second warm up game where they lost by a margin of just 3 runs.

Scotland’s World Cup History

1999 – First Round

2007 – First Round

Scotland Squad for the World Cup 2015:

Captain: Preston Mommsen

Coach: Grant Bradburn

Batsmen:

  •          Kyle Coetzer
  •          Freddie Coleman
  •          Hamish Gardiner
  •          Michael Leask
  •          Calum MacLeod
  •          Preston Mommsen

Bowlers

  •          Alasdair Evans
  •          Majid Haq
  •          Safyaan Sharif
  •          Iain Wardlaw

All-rounders

  •          Josh Davey
  •          Richie Berrington
  •          Matt Machan
  •          Rob Taylor

Wicket Keepers

  •          Matthew Cross

 

Strengths:

  •          Scotland team looks well balanced at the moment.
  •          They are also at full confidence after their mentionable success in each of the warm up matches.
  •          The top-order batsmen are in good touch too.

Threats:

  •          They have to face strong teams in the likes of Australia, England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka which is a big task for them.
  •          There is lack of consistency in the team.
  •          Also, the team lacks required amount of experience.

Impact Players:

Majid Haq: The right arm off break spinner is perhaps the most experienced player in the line up. He is also pretty much capable of providing his team with early breakthroughs that will immensely help his team to make an impact in this very edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup. Also, he has got 57 international wickets which does point out his experience and worth.

Calum MacLeod: He is undoubtedly one of the main reasons behind Scotland’s success to qualify for this World Cup. He is a brilliant attacking batsman and is full of surprises and batting down lower in the order, he can cause destruction in the opposition.

Preston Mommsen: The captain himself, holds the key for the team’s performance. He is a top order batsman and is capable of anchoring the innings for his team. He also has a stock of a wide range of shots which he can use to the fullest possible effect.

 

POSSIBLE PLAYING XI: KJ Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Halum Gardiner, Matt Machan, Freddie Coleman, Preston Mommsen, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Majid Haq, Alasdair Evans, Michael Leask

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