World T20 2016 February 8, 2016

Scotland include pacer Main for World T20

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Gavin Main made his List A and T20 international debuts for Scotland in 2015 © Peter Della Penna

Scotland have picked fast bowler Gavin Main in their squad for the upcoming World Twenty20, which starts in India from March 8, the only change to the squad that recently toured Hong Kong and the UAE last month.

Preston Mommsen will lead Scotland, while Kyle Coetzer has been named vice-captain. Main, 20, has replaced pacer Bradley Wheal, who played an ODI and two T20Is against Hong Kong.

Main, who represented Scotland in the 2014 Under-19 World Cup, was unavailable for selection for the Hong Kong tour after opting to play in New Zealand in January and February. He has played three T20Is for Scotland so far, following his debut against Ireland last year. He also made his List A debut in 2015, in a World Cricket League Championship match against Nepal. Main made his first-class debut for Durham in May 2014 and was a part of the county's Second XI squad in domestic season last year.

The 15-member squad will depart for Pune on February 22 for a training camp before they head to Mohali for their warm-up matches against Oman and Netherlands on March 4 and March 6 respectively. Scotland are slotted in Group B in the first round of the tournament, with Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Zimbabwe. They will play their first match against Afghanistan in Nagpur on March 8. If Scotland top their group, they will join England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies in Group 1 of the Super 10s stage.

Scotland squad: Preston Mommsen (capt), Kyle Coetzer (vice-captain), Alasdair Evans, Calum MacLeod, Con de Lange, Gavin Main, George Munsey, Josh Davey, Mark Watt, Matt Machan, Matthew Cross, Michael Leask, Richie Berrington, Rob Taylor, Safyaan Sharif

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  • CricketChat on February 8, 2016, 13:44 GMT

    Scotland couldn't build up on their impressive showing 2015 ODI WC as much as I expected. Hopefully, they can do better in the T20 WC and catch up to other associates like Ireland and Afghanistan and press for higher honors soon.

  • jcr288 on February 8, 2016, 12:47 GMT

    Bit harsh on brad wheel he bowled pretty well in the T20s.

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