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.
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.
“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