Cricket Scotland announces ICC Cricket 24-Man World Cup 2015 squad
The Scottish selectors today named their provisional 24-man squad for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup taking place in New Zealand and Australia from February 14.
Cricket Scotland announced last week that Preston Mommsen would lead the side, with Kyle Coetzer named as vice-captain. The squad was announced by Chairman of Selectors, Iain Kennedy, along with Craig Wright (Assistant Coach), Preston Mommsen and Paul Collingwood (Specialist Coach) at the Grange Club on Tuesday morning.
The squad of 24 players will then be reduced down to 15 on January 7th.
Assistant Coach Craig Wright said: “The squad announcement brings our participation in the 2015 Cricket World Cup another step closer. We’ve had some quality preparation already with really productive trips away to New Zealand, Australia and Dubai. I’m sure the players are itching to get selected for the final squad, allowing them to display their skills on the world stage.”
Scotland captain Preston Mommsen added: “It’s a real honour to lead this group of players into a global event of this magnitude. We are a tight-knit unit and have grown together over the past few years. We’re all very focused on the task ahead, and strongly feel that this is our opportunity to create history.”
Specialist Coach Paul Collingwood concluded: “I’m really excited to be involved with Cricket Scotland again in this superb journey to the World Cup. I’m looking forward to working with the boys in the most exciting cricket tournament they could play in.”
Scotland squad in full
Preston Mommsen (captain), Kyle Coetzer (vice-captain), Richie Berrington, Frederick Coleman, Matthew Cross, Joshua Davey, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Gordon Goudie, Majid Haq, Moneeb Iqbal, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, George Munsey, David Murphy, Safyaan Sharif, Ruaidhri Smith, Robert Taylor, Andrew Umeed, Craig Wallace, Iain Wardlaw, Mark Watt.