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June clash at The Grange

Scotland face England in one-day match

Kyle Coetzer

Kyle Coetzer will lead his Scotland team into battle against England next summer at The Grange (pic: SNS Group).

Scotland and England are to renew rivalries on the cricket pitch next year with a one-day international to be played in Edinburgh.

Eoin Morgan will bring his team to The Grange on June 10 for the Scots’ first home international fixture of the summer to be announced.

England’s most recent visit north of the Border was in 2014 when the two sides met in a rain-hit contest at Mannofield, Aberdeen, the visitors running out victors by 39 runs.

The sides last went head-to-head in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2015 during the ICC Cricket World Cup when a century from Moeen Ali helped power England to victory despite a classy 71 from current Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer.

2018 will also see Scotland take part in the qualifier for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup as they do battle with both Full and Associate Member nations to try to secure a place at the showpiece event that will be hosted in England the following summer.

Confirming the news of the first international in the 2018 home schedule, Cricket Scotland CEO Malcolm Cannon said, “Only very rarely does Scotland get to host its neighbours in a one-day international so it is with great excitement that our squad can look forward to preparing to face the auld enemy.”

Scotland underlined their continued improvement in the limited-overs format with victories over Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe this summer and Mr Cannon added: “Despite never having beaten England in an ODI, Scotland has every reason to feel as confident as ever having beaten two ICC Full Members this summer.”

Three days after meeting Scotland at The Grange, England play the first of a series of five one-day internationals against Australia at The Oval.

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