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Kathmandu, Prior to the ICC Men's World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe, which runs from June 18 to July 9, the Scotland Men's squad was announced today.

The team that won the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 trophy in February has undergone two alterations. Liam Naylor and the retired Kyle Coetzer, who were part of the traveling party that visited Nepal, have been replaced by pace bowlers Alasdair Evans and Adrian Neill.

Alasdair Evans, who was last week officially announced as one of the fourteen men's players under contract with Cricket Scotland for 2023–2024, might play his first ODI match since taking on Oman in 2021. Adrian Neill, meanwhile, returns to the team in excellent form after recording 6-17 while representing Heriots on Saturday.

After spending time with a large portion of the team in Antigua in April, interim head coach Doug Watson arrived in Scotland last week. He is eager to see what the future holds for his squad in Zimbabwe.

"I believe this club has a fantastic balance of young players and seasoned veterans like Richie and George, as well as some promising young talent in Jack Jarvis and Chris McBride.

"There's a fantastic chance coming up in Zimbabwe, and the individuals we've chosen are all incredibly fired up and eager to go. They are aware of how difficult the task will be.

The key will be for us to adjust to the conditions and approach the games in the manner we want to play them since it's transitioning into winter over there and the conditions are changing and will be pretty spin-friendly.

On Saturday, June 3, the Scotland team will take a flight to Pretoria, South Africa, for a pre-tournament training camp. Before moving on to Zimbabwe, they will also play two exhibition games against Nepal and the Netherlands.

A fresh backroom team will assist Doug and the team during the qualifier. In addition to Gavin Cross joining the trip as a physiotherapist, Glenn Pocknall and Graeme Beghin will serve as assistant coaches.

Glenn Pocknall, who served as the Wellington Firebirds' head coach before being named the Black Caps' head coach for their T20 series in Bangladesh in 2021, will serve as the bowling lead and add a wealth of coaching expertise to the team. After serving as the batsman's coach at the T20 World Cup the year before, Graeme Beghin is back to work with the Scotland team as the team's batting and fielding leader. Gavin Cross is presently the Wellington Firebirds' head physiotherapist.

The ICC is anticipated to finalize the qualifier's match schedule in the upcoming days. These are the 10 competing teams:

ICC Cricket World Cup Super League – Bottom Five

West Indies
Sri Lanka

ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 – Top Three


Qualifier Playoff – Top Two

United States
United Arab Emirates

The top two groups will advance to the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in 2023, which will be held in India from October 5 to November 19, 2023.

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