Scotland coach Shane Burger’s warning to first-round opponents ‘We will be their biggest game’

Scotland coach Shane Burger: Scotland recently beat the Netherlands and Namibia to face Bangladesh, PNG, and Oman in the first round of the T20 World Cup.
Scotland coach Shane Burger believes that with his racket expertise and depth in bowling. The team will face Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, and Oman in the first round of the T20 World Cup.

“We know we can catch any team off guard if we play our best cricket. It is as simple as that. The shortest format does bring every team closer together. We know what we have in the tank. If we deliver our best cricket. We can beat any team, whether that’s Bangladesh, Oman, or Papua New Guinea.” Burger said

Bangladesh is the top-rated team in that group – B. And Scotland starts their campaign against them on Sunday, but Burger is confident. “We don’t see Bangladesh being anywhere higher than PNG or Oman in terms of these group games. Every single team is going to come at us. We will be their biggest game. We are prepped and ready.”

Burger’s confidence also comes from Scotland’s victories against the Netherlands.

And Namibia in their preparation games last week. And while they haven’t played many T20Is this year, Burger expects them to peak at the right time.

“The matches against Netherlands and Namibia would give us fantastic momentum going into our first World Cup game. Against a quality team like Bangladesh,” he said. “It has allowed us to feel pressure. It has allowed us to win big moments. We have made mistakes but we also played some really good cricket over the past month.

“In a nutshell, come Sunday, those performances in the past won’t really make a huge difference. It depends on what we do on the day. We have to make sure we are in the present and put in our best performance. We can only focus on the Scotland way. And back each and every individual to bring out the best performance on the day.”

For Scotland, senior hitters like Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer. And George Munsey brings runs, confidence, and stability, and that could be key for them.

“Our strength is to find limits,” Burger said.


“It is great to have Berrington, Coetzer, and Munsey in your batting line-up. It provides the rest of the batting line-up with the confidence that these experienced players are in good form.”They also help the others know what a World Cup might feel like. We rely on every single individual who has the skills. And all the assets to win the game for their country.”

Having a wristband, especially in the UAE and Oman, should come in handy. And Scotland has one in Chris Greaves, 31, who made his T20I debut last week. Winning four tickets against the Netherlands.

“I am incredibly happy with what Chris Greaves has shown in the past while,” Burger said. “His ability to take wickets in the middle period. And turn the ball both ways is an asset that any wrist-spinner needs to have nowadays in shorter formats.

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