Scotland fresh for Tigers’ challenge

After their agonising defeat to Afghanistan at the World Cup, Scotland's players were given a break from cricket to get over the disappointing loss and to recharge the batteries ahead of the clash against Bangladesh in Nelson on Thursday.

The Scots lost by one wicket to their fellow Associate team, after the last wicket pair put on the 19 runs required to clinch the victory for the Afghans.

Scotland captain Preston Mommsen hopes the break will do the players good, and that they will come into the match against the Tigers refreshed and ready to pull off their first ever win at a World Cup.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Mommsen said: "That Afghanistan game was very difficult to get over. To lose that game was very disappointing for all the 15 players, but we've had a good couple of days' break, clean break from cricket.

"Some of the boys have gone up north, seen some of the beautiful beaches in Nelson and just taken their minds off cricket, came back to training yesterday nice and refreshed, and the boys are ready to go for tomorrow."

The Bangladesh match represents the Scots with probably their best chance of breaking their World Cup bogey as they still have tough matches against Sri Lanka and Australia to come.