Edinburgh (Scotland), September 22: Scotland on Thursday announced a 15-player team for this year's ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.
Josh Davey and Brad Wheal, who both performed well during various stages of last year's edition of the tournament in the UAE, have been selected in a strong squad that experienced batter Richard Berrington will captain.
Richie Berrington will lead the team. The squad also includes Chris Greaves who made his debut at last year's ICC T20 World Cup scoring a match-winning 45 versus Bangladesh. Matt Cross will keep wicket and deputise for Berrington.
Brandon McMullen, a young batter has also earned a call-up. While, experienced seamers Ali Evans and Gavin Main miss out on the final 15, highly-rated batter Oliver Hairs is also a notable absentee.
Scotland's improving team will rely heavily on Berrington for the majority of their runs, while veteran duo Henry Munsey and Calum MacLeod are also capable of scoring well.
Berrington's experience will be useful in Scotland's top order, as the 35-year-old smashed two half-centuries and contributed a team-high 177 runs in last year's tournament.
Scotland will need the right-hander to be at his best again this year if they are to advance to the Super 12 stage, with Berrington's side drawn in Group B of the first round with Ireland, Zimbabwe, and the West Indies.
In an official statement made by Scotland Cricket, head coach Shane Burger remarked, "We are very pleased and excited to announce our 15 players for the T20 World Cup. We have selected 15 that we believe will make the desired impact we are looking for. For those players who are not going to the world cup, we look forward to seeing them challenging for international honours in years to come."
"We are very pleased and excited to announce our 15 players for the T20 World Cup. We have selected 15 that we believe will make the desired impact we are looking for. For those players who are not going to the world cup, we look forward to seeing them challenging for international honours in years to come." Burger continued.
"The squad has a blend of youth and experience alongside locally based players and County representatives. The balance of the team and chemistry is crucial to contributing to performances at the World Cup. We believe we have a good mix of the above and have selected players that are in form and can perform under pressure," he further said.
Scotland T20 World Cup squad includes Richard Berrington (c), George Munsey, Michael Leask, Bradley Wheal, Chris Sole, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Brandon McMullen, Michael Jones and Craig Wallace.