Northamptonshire’s Coetzer named Scotland captain

Northants V Middlesex pre-season friendly. 'Kyle Coetzer.
Northants V Middlesex pre-season friendly. 'Kyle Coetzer.

Kyle Coetzer has been named as the new captain of Scotland’s national side.

The Northamptonshire opening batsman will lead his country for the first time when they take on Pakistan in two one-day internationals on Friday and Sunday.

The 29-year-old Aberdonian has represented Scotland at all youth levels and captained the side at the 2004 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh.

Coetzer takes over after Gordon Drummond stood down from the role and Preston Mommsen has been appointed as his vice-captain.

He said: “This is a massive year for Scottish cricket, and personally a huge honour to captain my country.

“I will be trying my very best to help Cricket Scotland continue to move forward in world cricket.”