Sussex duo Brad Currie and Charlie Tear have both been selected for the Scotland Men's team for their tour of the UAE in Spring. Whilst Brad Currie had previously made his Scotland debut, the call-up is a first senior international selection for young wicket-keeper Charlie Tear.
The Scotland Men’s squads have been confirmed today for the forthcoming tour of the UAE in February and March.
The tour will consist of four ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 fixtures against Canada and the UAE, followed by three T20 internationals against the UAE. Two squads have been picked to compete across the multiple formats.
Three players feature in the Men’s senior squad for the first time. 22-year-old Scott Currie of Hampshire is the younger brother of Brad Currie, who made his Scotland debut last year. 19-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Charlie Tear, contracted to Sussex, is picked in his first senior international squad, while Heriots’ all-rounder James Dickinson also receives his first call up.
Batsman Andrew Umeed, 27, returns to the squad after a successful 2023 season with Somerset. The former U19 international made his Scotland debut against Afghanistan in the Intercontinental Cup in 2015. Another returnee is Brad Wheal, whose most recent appearance was at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2022.
Richie Berrington will captain both squads, while the coaching team will consist of Stevie Gilmour, Moneeb Iqbal, and Andy McKay. All three assisted Doug Watson during last year’s successful ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier. The recruitment process for a new Men’s Head Coach is currently ongoing.
Congratulations, Brad and Charlie! #GOSBTS