WC 2015 team profile: Can Scotland win their 1st match this time?

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Scotland will play their third World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Their previous appearances came in 1999 and 2007 but they could not win any match in those editions.

[WC 2015 team profile]

Scotland are clubbed with England, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand and Afghanistan in Pool A.


Here is Scotland's schedule at WC 2015: Vs New Zealand (Feb 17), vs England (Feb 23), vs Afghanistan (Feb 26), vs Bangladesh (Mar 5), vs Sri Lanka (Mar 11), vs Australia (Mar 14)

Squad: Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer (vice-capt), Freddie Coleman, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Preston Mommsen (capt), Safyaan Sharif, Rob Taylor, Iain Wardlaw.

Scotland's best performance: Group stages in 1999 and 2007

Scotland's success percentage in WC: 59.84% (played 67, won 39, lost 26, tied 1, no results 1)

Most matches as captain: George Salmond 5 (Won 0, lost 5)

Highest team score: 186/8 vs South Africa in 2007

Lowest team score: 68 vs West Indies in 1999

Most number of matches in WC for Scotland: John Blain and Gavin Hamilton (8)

Scotland's highest scorer in WC: Gavin Hamilton (228 runs in 8 matches at an average of 32.57, best 76)

Most number of wickets for Scotland in WC: John Blain (12 wickets in 8 matches, best 4 for 37)

Highest individual score by a Scot in WC: Gavin Hamilton (76 vs Pakistan in 1999)

Best bowling figures by a Scot in WC: John Blain (4 for 37 vs Bangladesh in 1999)

Biggest/narrowest win for Scotland in WC: Scotland are yet to win a World Cup match

Biggest loss for Scotland in WC: Vs West Indies and the Netherlands by 8 wickets in 1999 and 2007, respectively; vs Australia by 203 runs in 2007.

Narrowest loss for Scotland in WC: vs Australia and New Zealand by 6 wickets in 1999, vs Bangladesh by 22 runs in 1999.

Looking back at Scotland's performance in the 1999 and 2007 World Cups:

1999: George Salmond led Scotland in their maiden World Cup but they lost all their group matches.

2007: Led by Craig Wright, Scotland lost all their group matches in this edition as well, including against the Netherlands.

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