Josh Davey named in Scotland’s final squad for the World Cup

Cricket ScotlandSomerset’s Josh Davey has been named in the final 15-man Scotland squad for next month’s 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Scotland will start their Group A campaign on February 17 against hosts New Zealand, in what is now a sold out fixture, in Dunedin. The other sides they will face during the group stages include England and Australia as well as Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

All of the selected members of the squad previously travelled to Australia and New Zealand for an acclimatisation tour back in September/October 2014.

Preston Mommsen will lead Scotland to their third World Cup campaign, and will be determined to help secure their first win on the global stage, while looking to boost their current One Day International ranking of 14th in the world.

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The Scottish squad are currently in Dubai for a triangular series with Afghanistan and George Dockrell’s Ireland as part of their preparations for the World Cup. George has already been confirmed as part of Ireland’s final 15-man squad.

Scotland Head Coach Grant Bradburn said, “It is great to announce our squad for the Cricket World Cup, and it is a fantastic achievement for the players to be named in the final 15. They have all worked hard over a long period of time, as they continue to do out here in Dubai during the current Tri Series. There is so much natural ability in this squad and we go to the World Cup aiming to do what no other squad has done before and win games of cricket.”

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Scotland’s Final 15-man World Cup squad: Preston Mommsen (captain), Kyle Coetzer (vice-captain), Richie Berrington, Frederick Coleman, Matthew Cross, Joshua Davey, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Safyaan Sharif, Robert Taylor, Iain Wardlaw.