Trio return for Scotland
Scotland have added captain Gavin Hamilton, Ryan Watson and Kyle Coetzer to their squad for Saturday’s one-day international against England in Edinburgh.
Hamilton, who played one Test for England in 1999, batsman Watson and Durham’s Coetzer come in after missing the games against the Netherlands this week, but Dewald Nel will miss out through injury.
The trio will join Neil McCallum and Ross Lyons in being the only players remaining from the Scotland side that faced England in the only meeting between the sides two years ago.
Chairman of selectors Iain Kennedy is confident Scotland`s new-look side will be competitive but is under no illusions of the challenge facing them.
He said: “The remodelling of the national squad is now taking shape and it has a good blend of youth and experience.
“With young players such as (Josh) Davey, (Gordon) Goudie, (Preston) Mommsen, (Richie) Berrington and (Matthew) Parker all under 23 and starting out their careers, it is pleasing that we have some really experienced players such as Hamilton, Watson, (Douglas) Lockhart and McCallum to support them as they develop as cricketers.
“The challenge can’t get any harder than playing the T20 world champions, but we are confident we can compete against them.”
Scotland squad: Gavin Hamilton (captain), Gordon Drummond (vice-captain), Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer, Josh Davey, Gordon Goudie, Majid Haq, Ross Lyons, Douglas Lockhart, Neil McCallum, Gregor Maiden, Preston Mommsen, Matthew Parker, Ryan Watson.