Scotland T20 World Cup Team for 2022
The next T20 World Cup countdown has begun, and teams have started preparations. The Scotland cricket team for T20 World Cup will be announced as the inauguration date of the World Cup approaches. Starting from 16 October, the T20 World Cup is set to be hosted by Australia, the defending champion. Cricket fanatics from all around the world are already excited about the upcoming ICC tournament. Many people prefer to play fantasy Cricket during live cricket matches and eagerly wait for the World Cup. Keep reading to know more about the Scottish team for the upcoming T20 World Cup and their past performances.
The history of cricket in the country of Scotland dates back to 1785. The national Scottish cricket team played its first match in 1865 against an English county-side. Until 1992, Scotland cricket was a part of the English cricket team. After parting its ways with ECB, the Scotland national cricket team achieved ‘Associate Nation’ status by ICC (International Cricket Council). After becoming an ICC associate member in 1994, it has never looked back. Scotland has produced many great cricketers over the years. Many Scottish cricketers went on to play for the national side of England. Over the years, some prominent cricketers produced by Scotland include Mike Denness, Dougie Brown, Gavin Hamilton, Brian Hardie, and Ian Pebbles.
In 2018, ICC granted full T20 International status to all its associate members. Scotland has played many T20Is since then and has shown some fighting spirit. Not to forget, they played the previous T20 World Cup organised in the UAE and Oman. On the 2nd of May 2017, Scotland achieved their best-ever T20I team ranking, i.e., the eleventh position. The Scotland team for T20 World Cup is all set to give their best in the upcoming world cup in Australia.
Likely player squad for T20 World Cup
Scotland team for the T20 World Cup 2022
hasn’t been declared yet. The T20 World Cup
will commence on 16 October 2022, and the team will be announced sometime around that. However, one can be sure that the Scotland team will retain many players in the 2022 World Cup who participated in the last world cup. Let’s look at the probable squad of Scotland for the upcoming T20 World Cup:
- Kyle Coetzer (C)
- Richie Berrington
- Chris Greaves
- Josh Davey
- Alasdair Evans
- Craig Wallace
- Hamza Tahir
- George Munsey
- Matthew Cross (WK)
- Calum MacLeod
- Michael Leask
- Mark Watt
- Bradley Wheal
- Dylan Budge
- Safyaan Sharif
ICC allows teams to name a 15-man squad for T20 World Cups. Since the upcoming world cup is still months away, this is a probable team for Scotland. Any injuries and sudden player retirements can force changes in the above Scotland squad. Some players are almost fixed to be in the Scotland team for T20 World Cup 2022. Scotland T20 World Cup captain Kylie Coetzer is expected to lead the side again in the upcoming world cup.
Richie Berrington is also expected to be a no-brainer in the Scotland team for T20 World Cup 2022. He was among the top-15 run-scorers in the previous T20 World Cup held in the UAE and Oman. Josh Davey is also expected to be in Scotland’s squad for the upcoming World Cup. He ended up in the top-10 wicket-takers in the previous world cup. As the T20 World Cup approaches, speculations regarding the Scotland squad will become clear.
Previous coaches and captains:
The current coach of Scotland is Shane Burger, who took the role in January 2019. He was the coach of the Scottish side in the previous T20 World Cup and is likely to be Scotland’s coach in the upcoming one as well. Burger was himself a fearless medium pacer and a handy lower-order batsman. He is well-known for playing first-class cricket in South Africa over the years. He was a notable player of KwaZulu Natal Island's first-class side and coached the side after retirement. Additionally, he took the responsibility of coaching the Scottish side from Grant Bradburn. Shane Burger is expected to play an important role in selecting the team for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Scotland T20 World Cup captain Kyle Coetzer is a popular name in the cricketing world. Coetzer was born to lead and was the captain of Scotland’s Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19 teams in the past. He was the captain of Scotland in 2014 until an injury forced him out. However, he took over the captaincy of Scotland again in November 2016 from Preston Mommsen. Since then, he has been the captain of the Scottish side and amassed many runs against different opponents. Coetzer is an explosive batsman with a strike rate of 119.22 in T20Is. Additionally, he can also be a handy medium pacer for his team whenever required.
Performance in the past T20 World Cup
Scotland didn’t automatically qualify for the previous world cup held in the UAE and Oman. They had to play the qualifying round and were placed with Bangladesh, Oman, and PNG. Scotland started their T20 World Cup with a bang in the qualifying stage. They remained unbeaten in their group and went on to score three wins on the trout. The Scotland team will be keen on replicating such performance in the T20 World Cup 2022.
In the Super 12 stage, Scotland had to face tougher oppositions and couldn’t do much. They lost all their five matches in the Super 12 stage to Pakistan, New Zealand, India, Afghanistan, and Namibia. Scotland exited the tournament after finishing last in Group 2 of Super 12. However, they were among the top-12 teams in the previous world cup and have automatically qualified for the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Scotland cricket team Players in IPL 2022
The IPL (Indian Premier League) auctions will be held on February 12 and 13. Two talented players from the Scotland national team – Bradley Wheal and Safyaan Sharif – have been announced in the shortlist, with a base price set at Rs. 40 lakhs each. We hope that they are selected by the teams. Given the exposure, it will help them perform better at the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Likely predictions for 2022 T20 World Cup
The Scotland t20 team sure has a lot of talent. They caused an upset when they defeated Bangladesh in the qualifying stage of the last world cup. They came close to winning against New Zealand and lost by 16 runs. The Scotland team might cause an upset on their day in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
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