Richie Berrington Appointed As Scotland New Captain
Kyle Coetzer stepped down as captain of Scotland a few days ago. This time the Scots announced the name of the new captain. Richie Berrington has been named the new captain of Scotland. From now on, he will lead the team in ODIs and T20s.
A series with Namibia and Nepal is coming up. The Scots announced the new captain on Monday ahead of the tri-nation series. The decision was made in consultation with interim performance chief Toby Bailey, head coach Shane Burger and senior cricketers.
Richie Berrington, 35, was born in South Africa. However, he played in the Under-19 World Cup in 2007 in a Scottish jersey. He made his national team debut in 2006. He has played 92 ODIs and 64 T20I matches. The batting all-rounder has taken 33 wickets for 2495 runs in ODIs. He took 26 wickets with 1894 runs in T20.
Meanwhile, a new vice-captain has been announced along with the new captain. Wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Cross has been named the new co-captain. The duo will take part in a tri-nation series with Namibia and Nepal starting July 10.