October 3, 2022
T20 World Cup 2022 – Scotland team


All-rounder Brendon McMullen has earned Scotland’s first call-up for next month’s T20 World Cup in Australia. Brad Wheel and Josh Davey, the fast bowling duo, who were not part of the white-ball series against New Zealand in July, have been recalled to the 15-man squad led by Richie Berrington.

Fast bowlers Ali Evans, Gavin Main and Adrian Neal, and batsmen Chris McBridge and Oliver Heyers – who were part of that home series – have been left out.

According to a Cricket Scotland release, McMullen has been called in for his impressive performances in regional series and his impressive performances in A-team matches with both bat and ball. Wheel, meanwhile, finished Ranked fifth among top wicket takers Playing for champion Hampshire in this season’s Vitality Blast with 22 wickets in 13 matches, after which he also played in the Hundred.
Davy, who represented Somerset this summer, took 15 wickets in 11 matches in the Blast. He too Wickets for Scotland tops the charts Last year in the T20 World Cup, ended with nine wickets in five matches, including 4 for 18 against PNG.

The team includes the experience of Berrington, George Munsey, Matt Cross and Callum McLeod in the batting department, while the bowling line-up also includes Mark Watts, Safyan Sharif and Hamza Tahir. Cross has been made the vice-captain of the team.

The release also mentioned that “forty players were considered for selection” after analyzing performances in men’s T20 blitz cricket at Air and Clysdale.

“It was nice to see other young players perform under pressure, and I have no doubt that their opportunities will come in the not-too-distant future,” head coach Shane Berger said. “We have selected 15 who we believe will make the desired impact. For players who are not going to the World Cup, we look forward to seeing them challenging for international honors in the years to come.

“The team has a mix of youth and experience with local level players and county representatives. The balance of team and chemistry is key to contributing to a performance in the World Cup. We believe we have a good mix of the above and We have picked players who are in form and can perform under pressure.”

The only T20I Scotland have played since last year’s T20 World Cup – where they won Group Two after qualifying for the Super 12 – are two matches against New Zealand in July. They are scheduled to play warm-up matches against the Netherlands and UAE before their first round matches in the upcoming tournament, where they are placed in Group B along with West Indies, Ireland and Zimbabwe.

Scotland will take on West Indies in their opening match in Hobart on 17 October.

Scotland Squad: Richard Berrington (c), George Munsey, Michael Lesk, Brad Wheel, Chris Soul, Chris Greaves, Safyan Sharif, Josh Davey, Matthew Cross (wk), Callum McLeod, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Brendon McMullen, Michael Jones, Craig Wallace

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