Cricket World Cup Preview : Scotland

The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14-March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, here take a brief look at the current form and prospects of the competing teams:

Pool A


– The scale of the task facing a Scotland side taking part in the World Cup for the first tims since 2007 was emphasised when they suffered a crushing eight-wicket defeat by Afghanistan in Dubai last week.

Getting sufficient runs on the board to keep themselves in the game promises to be a major issue for a Scotland side who did though see Matt Machan make 86 in a total of 216 for nine in their loss to Ireland on Tuesday.

Scotland will look to make use of the local knowledge of their New Zealand-born coach Grant Bradburn ahead of their clash against England in Christchurch on February 23 while their backroom staff also includes former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood.

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