Richie Berrington has been given the name the new leader of Scotland
Richie Berrington has been given the name the new leader of Scotland. Ahead of the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 tri-series, Scotland’s Richie Berrington has been appointed as Kyle Coetzer’s replacement. The ICC’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade, Kyle Coetzer, relinquished his captaincy earlier this month after leading his team in 45 ODIs and 41 T20 Internationals.
Prior to Coetzer’s absence, Berrington took the Scotland captaincy on five occasions—two ODIs and three T20Is. His first task as a full-time captain will be the upcoming tri-series against Namibia and Nepal in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2, for which Scotland has unveiled a 14-member squad.
The stylish batter is one of Scotland’s leading run-scorers:
- Second-most for Scotland with 2495 runs in 92 ODIs
- The highest runs scored by Scotland in T20Is—1694—came in 74 games.
Berrington stated of his new position: ‘I feel very honored and privileged to lead this team and represent my country. I’m quite proud to assume the position of men’s captain because I was raised in the Scottish system. Our team has a really talented and skilled bunch of players, and we have a lot of experience, but as a group, we are always searching for ways to improve, and I’m looking forward to watching the team continue to advance.‘
‘As a team, we’re very much looking forward to what’s ahead — three home series over the next couple of months is a terrific opportunity for us to keep building on the team’s recent success, and we’ll be doing everything we can to deliver some strong results in front of a home audience,‘ he continued.
Berrington, the team’s captain, will work with Matthew Cross, who has been appointed as his deputy, to help Scotland reach the next objectives by ‘doing everything I can to help support the team.’
‘Kyle has been a tremendous leader for us and a great ambassador for our sport. I have gained a lot of leadership skills from him. As the men’s team captain, I want to lead by example, bringing my expertise to the position and doing everything in my power to support the squad. In the long run, qualifying for the World Cup is crucial for us, and we are determined to keep working towards full membership while continuing to nurture the young talent we have developing.‘
The CWCL2 tri-series will take place between July 10 and July 17, and it will be broadcast live and without charge on ICC.tv.
Squad: Richie Berrington (wk), Matthew Cross (wk), Chris Sole, Chris McBride, Kyle Coetzer, Calum Macleod, George Munsey, Dylan Budge, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Michael Leask, Gavin Main, Adrian Neill, Hamza Tahir, and Chris McBride are among the players on the field.