Scotland men’s cricket team captain Kyle Coetzer has decided to step down as captain after the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 tri-series match against the UAE on Friday, 3 June.
Coetzer made his Scotland debut in 2008:-
The 38-year-old Coetzer made his debut for Scotland in 2008 and has captained his team at the U15, U17, and U19 levels.
Including the 2004 ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Bangladesh. He took the reins of Scotland in 2013 when Gordon Drummond stepped down.
Friday’s Ligue 2 match between Scotland and the UAE will be Coetzer’s 214th international and his 110th as captain. Scotland is currently ranked second in the Ligue 2 standings.
The Claimed to be the highest run-scorer:-
Coetzer claims to be the highest run-scorer in ODIs with 2867 runs in 73 matches at an average of 42.79.
He was adjudged the ICC’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade last year. He is also Scotland’s third most capped player in cricket history.
“We have another game in the USA and I plan to try to put my head down and enjoy the opportunity.
Qualified for the qualifying tournament:-
We still have points to score in the next two series and as we move towards the World Cup qualifiers, we want to make sure that we get automatic qualification for the qualifying tournament, which is a real motivation for me.
“I am extremely proud and grateful for the efforts of my teammates and everyone who has helped me along the way. It has been a wonderful journey so far and yet some more exciting cricket to play.”
Congrats on a successful captaincy career:-
Cricket Scotland’s interim performance chief Toby Bailey congratulated Coetzer on a successful captaincy career.
“On behalf of all Cricket Scotland, the coaching staff, the men’s team, and the Scottish cricket community, I would like to thank Kyle for all the work he has done during his time as their captain,” Bailey said.
“An incredible leader and cricketing talent, Kyle has made an unforgettable contribution to the sport in Scotland, helping the team to progress over the years and inspiring others.
“We all look forward to seeing what Kyle continues to do on the field as a player and wish him all the best for this next chapter.”