Scotland Announced the squads for the ODI and T20I matches during their tour to the UAE

Hey there cricket enthusiasts, it’s time to get excited because Scotland has just unveiled their squads for the upcoming ODI and T20I matches during their tour to the UAE! Get ready to witness some top-notch cricketing action as Scotland’s finest players gear up to take on their opponents in what promises to be an exhilarating series of matches in the desert.

About the Team members

Richie Berrington, a seasoned veteran, will lead the squads in both formats as captain.

  • ODI squad: Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross, Chris Greaves, Brad Currie, Scott Currie, Safyaan Sharif, Michael Leask, George Munsey, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Brandon McMullen, Charlie Tear, Andrew Umeed, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal.
  • T20I squad: Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross, Brad Currie, Chris Greaves, James Dickinson, Oli Hairs, Jack Jarvis, Gavin Main, Brandon McMullen, Chris Sole, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Michael Leask, Andrew Umeed, Mark Watt.

About the Tour

  • The Scotland tour of the United Arab Emirates 2024 is set to kick off on Monday, March 11, 2024, and will conclude on Thursday, March 14, 2024. Hosted by the United Arab Emirates, the tour will feature a series of 3 T20I matches. Scotland Cricket has unveiled the schedule, fixtures, match timetable, and venues for the tour. 
  • The final match of the Scotland tour of the United Arab Emirates 2024 is slated to take place on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. Additionally, the tour will include a thrilling three-match T20I series against the UAE, promising fans plenty of action-packed cricketing entertainment.
  • Among the notable developments for Scotland’s squad is the inclusion of brothers Scott Currie and Brad Currie, both of whom have earned their maiden ODI call-ups. Joining them is the talented nineteen-year-old wicketkeeper-batter Charlie Tear, who has been selected for the first time in an international squad.
  • Pacer Brad Wheal is poised for a return to the ODI squad after an absence of almost five years. His last appearance in the 50-over format for Scotland dates back to 2019.
  • Brad Currie, already a familiar face in T20Is for Scotland, brings valuable experience to the squad, boasting 12 wickets in just six matches since making his debut last year. With a mix of seasoned players and promising newcomers, Scotland’s squad is poised to make a strong impression during their tour to the UAE, setting the stage for an exciting and competitive series of matches.

Past year performance

  • Scotland has a history of commendable performances, although they faced disappointment by not qualifying for the ODI World Cup 2023. Despite this setback, they showcased their strength by finishing third in the Super Six stage of the tournament. Notably, they secured victories in three matches, including an impressive win against former world champions West Indies. 
  • In their history of T20Is, Scotland and UAE have faced off three times, with Scotland emerging victorious in two matches and UAE in one. The teams have previously clashed twice in Dubai, where UAE secured a nine-run victory over Scotland at the ICC Academy in 2016, while Scotland triumphed over UAE by a massive 90-run margin at the DIS in 2019.
  • On a brighter note, Scotland emerged victorious in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Europe Qualifiers, securing a spot in the main round of the tournament alongside the Netherlands. Their unbeaten streak throughout the qualifiers, winning all six games, showcased their dominance in the T20 format.
  • Steve Snell, the Head of Performance, expressed optimism while announcing Scotland’s squad for the upcoming tri-nation ODI series and T20I series against UAE. He emphasized the importance of the players performing across various formats and highlighted that the squad selection aimed at extracting the best performance from each player, especially in the initial phase of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2.

In conclusion, Scotland’s announcement of their squads for the ODI and T20I matches during their tour to the UAE has set the stage for an exciting and action-packed cricketing extravaganza. With a talented squad of players ready to take on the challenges that lie ahead, Scotland will be looking to make their mark and showcase their cricketing prowess on the international stage. So, grab your popcorn, settle in for some thrilling cricket action, and get ready to cheer on Scotland as they embark on their tour to the UAE!

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