Patrick Sadler to lead Scotland at U-19 World Cup
Patrick Sadler will lead Scotland in the Under-19 World Cup in Australia in August. A fast bowler, Sadler had also lead Scotland in the Under-19 World Cup qualifiers, during the course of which Scotland lost only one game in 14, and finished in top spot in the global category.
Top-order batsman Mathew Cross was named vice-captain of the 15-man squad announced by Cricket Scotland. Sadler and Cross have both impressed in the MCC Universities programme so far this season, for Cambridge and Loughborough respectively.
Freddie Coleman, a batsman who has played in England's domestic 40-overs tournament this season for Scotland, has also been included.
"We are in an extremely fortunate position with this group, in that we have real strength in depth," Scotland's coach, Craig Wright, said. "In particular, some of the younger players have made real progress and forced their way into the squad.
"The lads have earned the right to test themselves against the best age-group players in the world, and I believe they have the attributes to give a good account of themselves in the competition."
Scotland will fly to Australia on July 24, and have a week's preparation in the lead-up to the tournament. Their first World Cup match is against New Zealand on August 12.