Scotland aim Test status after crushing Oman
Scotland recently demolished Oman bowing them out for the fourth lowest List A total in the Oman Quadrangular T20I Series.
Following their success, Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer aimed high to gain full membership of International Cricket Council.
“We want to use this tour, it’s a platform to get our 2019 campaign off to a start, and I guess coming out on top in this (T20I) series is a real positive for that,” Coetzer told ESPNcricinfo.
Scotland had beaten Ireland, the newest Test nation to clinch the title of the competition. This is, however, their fourth win against a full member after beating Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and England since June 2017 in one day internationals.
“More importantly, the guys have got some valuable cricket in their legs especially in the T20 format, which is going to be so important moving through the year,” Coetzer added.
Scotland, meanwhile, are nurturing young talents who have been proving their worth. Mark Watt, the 22 year old left-arm spinner became the leading wicket taker during the T20I quadrangular with seven scalps.
“Mark, we know he’s developed dramatically and he’ll be a key performer for us over the next few years,” Coetzer said.
“Another positive thing for this tour is that everyone’s done something, everyone has put their hand up. So we’ve had the bowlers and most of the batters have got an innings of some kind behind their name and that’ll hold us in a good place for the next coming T20 tournaments and also the [one-dayers] that we have remaining in Oman,” the Scottish skipper added.