Mommsen to lead Scotland at World T20

Preston Mommsen will again lead Scotland into a major tournament after being named captain for the World Twenty20 in India.

The 28-year-old, having skippered the Scots in the 2015 World Cup, has retained the role and will have former captain Kyle Coetzer as his deputy.

Mommsen and Coetzer being experience to a 15-man squad, announced by selectors today, that also includes paceman Gavin Main.

The former under-19 international is the only addition to the party that has recently toured Hong Kong and Dubai, replacing Brad Wheal. 

Head coach Grant Bradburn said: “It is great to be announcing an extremely strong and well balanced T20 squad for India.

Preston Mommsen, right, who skippered Scotland in the 2015 World Cup, will retain the role for the World Twenty20

“We have an excellent mix of youth and experience across the squad, with every player offering dynamic specific skills in this format.  

“Competition for places in the final 15 has been hotly contested and everyone has great respect for the quality of players in the wider squad.

“India presents a huge challenge for the team, however, it also presents a fantastic opportunity which we are all looking forward to.

“We have five warm-up fixtures in India to adapt to conditions and to complete our team preparation to unleash our very best skills, at this global tournament.” 

Scotland squad: Preston Mommsen, Kyle Coetzer, 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.

Source: ECB

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