Berrington to captain Scotland's 15-member squad for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup

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Fri, 23/09/2022
Berrington to captain Scotland's 15-member squad for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup
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Richie Berrington, an accomplished batter, was selected Scotland's captain on Thursday for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, which will begin next month in Australia. The wicketkeeper and Berrington's backup will be Matt Cross. 

All-rounder Chris Greaves, who made his Scotland debut at the T20 World Cup last year and gained notoriety by scoring the game-winning 45 against Bangladesh, is also a member of the 15-person team. 

The group also includes the uncapped Brandon McMullen, a true all-rounder who made an impression throughout the Regional series and A team matches with both bat and ball. He will give the team the chance to have a versatile player in any position. Berrington, Cross, George Munsey, and Calum MacLeod will all hold the bat in addition to Berrington and Cross.

"We are thrilled and eager to reveal our 15 T20 World Cup players. We have chosen 15 of them because we think they will have the desired effect. We anticipate seeing players who aren't going to the world cup compete for international honours in the years to come "said Shane Burger, head coach. 

The fifteen-person team also includes the pacers Josh Davey and Brad Wheal, while the fast bowlers Ali Evans and Gavin Main, as well as the batter Oliver Hairs, will not be travelling to Australia for the T20 World Cup. Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, and Hamza Tahir round out the rest of the bowling attack in addition to Davey and Wheal.

"Along with individuals who are based nearby and County representatives, the squad includes a mix of young and experienced players. The team's composition and chemistry play a major role in how well they compete at the World Cup. We think the above are well-balanced, and we've chosen players who are in shape and can deliver under duress "hamburger said. 

The team was chosen following an entertaining weekend of Men's T20 Blitz cricket at Ayr and Clydesdale, where the depth of Scottish cricket was on display. Forty players were taken into consideration for the team.

"It was encouraging to see other young athletes perform well under pressure, and I have no doubt that they will have their chances soon. The system's ability to expand the skill pool and give the senior Men's team options is demonstrated by the fact that we have more than 40 people on the list for selection "Burger added. 

Scotland, who advanced to the Super 12 round of the T20 World Cup last year, is placed in Group B of the opening round in Australia along with West Indies, Zimbabwe, and Ireland. 

On October 17, at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, they will play their opening T20 World Cup 2022 encounter against the West Indies. The following week, they will play Ireland and Zimbabwe there as well.

Scotland squad: Richard Berrington (captain), 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.