Kyle Coetzer stated on Friday that he would step down as Scotland captain following the team’s World Cup Super League Division Two match against UAE. In his 214 appearances, the batter has led his country 110 times. So far in his career, the Scottish opener has scored 4362 International runs.
Scotland experienced numerous significant milestones during his captaincy. He took them to the main round of the T20 World Cup in 2021. As an individual hitter, he scored 156 against Bangladesh in 2015, giving Scotland its first-ever century in the ODI World Cup. However, he stated that now might be the time for him to stand down from this position and allow another player to take over.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to lead this group through various stages in our growth and development and captain my country and I will look back on the time with such fondness. I’m extremely proud of where we have got to and I’m even more excited with where this team can go under its next leader.” Coetzer said.
Scotland Cricket indicated in an official statement that the next captain of the team will be announced before the upcoming series against Nepal and Namibia in July. Team coaches will select Coetzer’s replacement after speaking with the Board’s temporary Head of Performance, Toby Bailey.