Intercontinental Cup 2007-08 July 26, 2007

Scotland missing key trio

Cricinfo staff

Scotland will be missing three key players for their Intercontinental Cup match against Netherlands next month. Gavin Hamilton, Dewald Nel and Glenn Rogers are ruled out due to other commitments but are set to return against Ireland in Belfast.

Scotland's first match, against UAE, suffered from the weather at Ayr with play limited to 48 overs on the first day

"Obviously, bearing recent weather in mind, our preparations have been limited and we have been somewhat handicapped of late," said Scotland captain Ryan Watson. "But the Dutch have also fallen foul of the weather and are in similar circumstances, while they also play a lot on matting, so their familiarity with natural turf conditions will be limited.

"We have a high regard for the Dutch who defeated us in our last full encounter, and they had us in trouble during the quadrangular series in Ireland. We are a fair match, so we will need to be on top of our game to beat them."

Squad for Netherlands match Ryan Watson (capt), Richie Berrington, Fraser Watts, Craig Wright, John Blain, Gordon Drummond, Majid Haq, Omer Hussain, Paul Hoffmann, Ross Lyons, Qasim Sheikh, Neil McCallum, Simon Smith