SCOTLAND: Grant Bradburn, Scotland’s head coach, had made his intentions clear on his role with Cricket Scotland.
“I am lucky to have supportive people at Cricket Scotland and I will look to stay on,” Bradburn told Sportstar. “My next plan is to make Scotland win the World T20.”
Bradburn, the former New Zealand off-spinner who featured in seven Tests and 11 one-day internationals, was in the running for his country’s vacant coaching role. However, with New Zealand Cricket naming Gary Stead as the new head coach of the men’s national team on Wednesday, 15 August, Bradburn clarified that he would continue with Scotland and aim higher.
The team memorably defeated England, the No.1 ranked one-day international side in an ODI in the summer, and Bradburn now wants to shake things up in the ICC World T20 2020 in Australia.
“I do wish Gary and NZC continued success,” he said. “I feel I am learning and developing all the time in my role – one door closes and two open.
“My focus now remains with Scotland. We have already begun discussions to stay on through the next stages and build upon the brilliant progress the team has made in recent years.
“As a group, we are already planning and setting our sights on winning the next World T20.”
Scotland are currently ranked No.11 on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings, and will likely have to play the Qualifier to seal their place in the main 16-team event. Bradburn has been in charge of the team since 2014.