Coetzer: There's no better time to face England

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Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer is looking forward to skippering his side against England in the one-off ODI in Aberdeen on Friday, hoping to hand another shock to the under-pressure side.

Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer is looking forward to skippering his side against England in the one-off ODI in Aberdeen on Friday, hoping to hand another shock to the under-pressure side.

With England having lost their most recent international match, at the World Twenty20 against Holland, Coetzer hopes his home-ground advantage will pay off in front of his friends and family.

With Scotland last playing an ODI against England in 2010, Coetzer said: "This is a huge occasion for everyone involved and we're very excited about the day.

"There's no better time to be playing England than now and we'll make the most of it.

"It's great to be promoting cricket in the North East and to give something back to the area I grew up in.

"Cricket is huge in the north, with lots of teams playing competitively but also lots of social cricket and kids getting involved too.

"I don't get home very often, maybe a couple of times a year, so it's good to be back to play in such an exciting match, and to see some family whilst I'm here."

Somerset all-rounder Josh Davey was also eager to face a vulnerable England in his home city, saying: He said: "I was born in Aberdeen so it's great to be back in the city of my birth, especially for such an exciting match.

"This is a great opportunity for us. Hopefully we'll get off to a good start and put England, who are a world-class team, under pressure and if we do that there's always a chance we'll win."

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