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Coetzer relishing England clash

Kyle Coetzer admits the opportunity to lead out Scotland against England in his home city is one to savour.

The Northamptonshire batsman is one of four players – Michael Leask, Matthew Cross and Josh Davey - in Craig Wright’s squad to be born in Aberdeen, the venue for the Royal London one-day international between the two teams tomorrow.

And the 30-year-old former Durham player, who has competed in 15 one-day internationals and 20 Twenty20s for his country, is relishing the chance to put on a show against an England side starting a new era.

Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer is hoping his side can put on a show in the Royal London one-day international against England in Aberdeen tomorrow

Skipper Coetzer said: "This is a huge occasion for everyone involved and we're very excited about the day. 

“There's no better time to be playing England than now and we'll make the most of it. 

“It's great to be promoting cricket in the North East and to give something back to the area I grew up in. 

“Cricket is huge in the north, with lots of teams playing competitively but also lots of social cricket and kids getting involved too. 

“I don't get home very often, maybe a couple of times a year, so it's good to be back to play in such an exciting match, and to see some family whilst I'm here."

Davey is back in the Scotland ranks after failing to feature in an ODI for his country since May 2013.

The 23-year-old Somerset all-rounder, formerly of Middlesex, is optimistic his side can hold their own.

He said: "I was born in Aberdeen so it's great to be back in the city of my birth, especially for such an exciting match.

“This is a great opportunity for us. Hopefully we'll get off to a good start and put England, who are a world-class team, under pressure and if we do that there's always a chance we'll win."