Scotland news May 2, 2014

Davey, Evans in Scotland squad

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Scotland have brought allrounder Josh Davey into their 13-man squad to face England in place of the injured Richie Berrington. Seamer Alasdair Evans is also added to the group, with Kyle Coetzer returning as captain.

Of the 15-man squad Scotland took to New Zealand for their successful World Cup qualifying campaign, Gordon Drummond, Gordon Goudie and Moneeb Iqbal miss out. The ODI takes place next Friday in Aberdeen, with Peter Moores venturing north for the first match of his second spell as England coach.

Despite the announcement at the start of the week that Grant Bradburn has been appointed as Scotland's new coach, assistant Craig Wright will be in charge.

"The match against England is a wonderful opportunity for us to continue the progress which the team made in New Zealand earlier this year," Wright said. "The challenge for us, regardless of the opposition, is to continue to display the strong, positive mentality which was the cornerstone of our recent success.

"With the World Cup to look forward to in under a year, this game will be a great chance for us to test ourselves at the type of level we want to be successful at moving forward. I hope the occasion is a memorable one for Scottish cricket."

Northamptonshire batsman Coetzer, who missed the latter stages of Scotland's victory at the World Cup Qualifier with a wrist injury, is one of four players - Evans, Michael Leask and Matty Cross being the others - who were born in Aberdeen, which should encourage vocal support from a sell-out crowd.

Scotland squad: Kyle Coetzer (capt), Freddie Coleman, Matty Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Preston Mommsen, Safyaan Sharif, Rob Taylor, Iain Wardlaw

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