World Cup team profile: Scotland
World Cup history
At previous appearances at the 1999 and 2007 World Cup, they suffered eight defeats and it will be Scotland's priority to ensure that run doesn't extend to 14. Twice before they have faced the difficult task of opening up against Australia but a first match against the other host nation, New Zealand, this time around will not be any easier.
Realistically, Scotland will look to their third match, against Afghanistan on the 26 February, as a golden opportunity to win for the first time at a World Cup.
Best finish: Group stages in 1999 and 2007. Scotland have never won a match at the cricket World Cup.
Squad: Preston Mommsen (capt), Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer, Freddie Coleman, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Hamish Gardiner, Majid Haq, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Safyaan Sharif, Rob Taylor, Iain Wardlaw
Key Batsman: Captain, Preston Momsen. The 27 year-old Mommsen provides the power in Scotland's middle-order. He has scored scored one century and four fifties in 30 ODI's.
Key Bowler: The 25 year-old Rob Taylor, with his left-arm seamers, has the ability to take wickets with the new ball. Currently plays county cricket for Leicestershire and has taken 16 wickets in 11 ODI's.
Drinks carrier: Batsman Freddie Coleman is 23 years-old and has played in just 12 ODI's in his career. He has a highest score of 40 and has an batting average of 12.18.
Kit colour: Light Blue
Injury concerns: No injury concerns.
February 17 – v New Zealand, Dunedin
February 23 – v England, Christchurch
February 26 – v Afghanistan, Dunedin
March 5 – v Bangladesh, Nelson
March 11 – v Sri Lanka, Hobart
March 14 – v Australia, Hobart
James Anderson expects England to maintain their aggressive approach
India are in control of Ben Stokes’ team at Edgbaston.
Stuart Broad delivers costliest Test innings as India take control at Edgbaston
Broad gave up a record 35 runs in the penultimate over of India’s first innings.
Stuart Broad over costs a Test record 35 runs as India take charge at Edgbaston
The tourists reduced England to 60 for three having made 416 in their first innings.
Stuart Broad makes history twice on wild morning at Edgbaston
Bowler reached two milestones, one definitely unwanted.
Test cricket’s most expensive over – a ball-by-ball account
Stuart Broad’s over to Jasprit Bumrah went for 35 – seven more than the previous record.
New England captain Jos Buttler unable to prevent Lancashire defeat in Blast
The Lightning were defeated by Worcestershire Rapids.
You’ve got to applaud – Paul Collingwood hails ‘world-class’ Rishabh Pant knock
Pant blazed 146 off just 111 balls on an entertaining first day between England and India at Edgbaston.
Superb Rishabh Pant century turns Indian fortunes around against England
Pant smashed a brillaint 146 off just 111 balls.
Jos Buttler admits becoming England white-ball captain could end Test chances
The wicketkeeper-batter has replaced Eoin Morgan in charge of England’s white-ball teams.
Matthew Potts removes Virat Kohli before India fightback at Edgbaston
James Anderson led from the front with three wickets as India reached tea at 174 for five.