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Scotland add Afghanistan ODIs to 2019 home season


AFGHANISTAN TOUR OF SCOTLAND, 2019

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“It is fantastic to have attracted two full members for our summer internationals and we are delighted to be playing Afghanistan in May” – Malcolm Cannon © Getty

Scotland have added two more games to their 2019 home season after opting to host Afghanistan in May next year. Having already scheduled two ODIs against Sri Lanka on 18th and 21st of May 2019, Scotland will host to two more ODIs against Afghanistan on May 8 and 10 in Edinburgh.

“It is fantastic to have attracted two full members for our summer internationals and we are delighted to be playing Afghanistan in May,” Malcolm Cannon, CEO of Cricket Scotland, said on Tuesday (December 18).

“With our quadrangular series in February and the new ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 starting in July 2019 looks set to be a busy year for the men’s international team,” he further added.

The last time Afghanistan toured Scotland was in 2016 when they beat the hosts 1-0 in the ODI series. The two teams met most earlier this year in Zimbabwe during the World Cup Qualifiers. Even though Scotland beat Afghanistan by seven wickets in that contest, they lost out on a World Cup berth with the Asian side joining Windies for the main draw.

“Our win versus Afghanistan earlier this year was for me the highlight of 2018, as we played them at their own game,” Scotland’s acting head coach Toby Bailey said. “It was very pleasing to watch the team manage their world-class spin attack with the skills we had been developing throughout the winter.”

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