Scotland May 1, 2009

Hamilton the surprise successor to Watson

Scotland have named Gavin Hamilton, their most experienced player, as the successor to Ryan Watson, the former captain who stepped down this week in the wake of his team's failure to qualify for the 2011 World Cup.

Scotland have named Gavin Hamilton, their most experienced player, as the successor to Ryan Watson, the former captain who stepped down this week in the wake of his team's failure to qualify for the 2011 World Cup.

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Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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  • Vikram Maingi on May 7, 2009, 17:37 GMT

    Gavin Hamilton is too old to become a first-time leader for Scotland Team. With World Cup berth already lost, it seems Scotland Board is eyeing him as a stop gap arrangement. After some time they might come up with a different strategy for the 2015 World Cup.

  • Vikram Maingi on May 4, 2009, 11:48 GMT

    It is indeed a very big surprise. Maybe he is going to be a stop-gap arrangement, before Scotland choses a younger leader for leading their team. As far as credentials are concerned, Hamilton is probably their best batsman ever. He played for Scotland in 1999, then made his Teat debut for England and now is once again representing Scotland.

  • Vikram Maingi on May 7, 2009, 17:37 GMT

    Gavin Hamilton is too old to become a first-time leader for Scotland Team. With World Cup berth already lost, it seems Scotland Board is eyeing him as a stop gap arrangement. After some time they might come up with a different strategy for the 2015 World Cup.

  • Vikram Maingi on May 4, 2009, 11:48 GMT

    It is indeed a very big surprise. Maybe he is going to be a stop-gap arrangement, before Scotland choses a younger leader for leading their team. As far as credentials are concerned, Hamilton is probably their best batsman ever. He played for Scotland in 1999, then made his Teat debut for England and now is once again representing Scotland.

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  • Vikram Maingi on May 4, 2009, 11:48 GMT

    It is indeed a very big surprise. Maybe he is going to be a stop-gap arrangement, before Scotland choses a younger leader for leading their team. As far as credentials are concerned, Hamilton is probably their best batsman ever. He played for Scotland in 1999, then made his Teat debut for England and now is once again representing Scotland.

  • Vikram Maingi on May 7, 2009, 17:37 GMT

    Gavin Hamilton is too old to become a first-time leader for Scotland Team. With World Cup berth already lost, it seems Scotland Board is eyeing him as a stop gap arrangement. After some time they might come up with a different strategy for the 2015 World Cup.