Scotland’s Brad Wheal Confident for T20 World Cup After Impressive Show Against England

Scotland Confident After Clash with England Ahead of T20 World Cup

Seam bowler Brad Wheal believes Scotland’s recent clash with reigning champions England has bolstered their belief in their ability to make an impact at the T20 World Cup.

Openers Michael Jones and George Munsey set the tone with an unbeaten 90-run partnership in just 10 overs against a formidable English attack, though rain delays left Scotland chasing a daunting 109 on DLS.

“Munns and Jonesy going out there and putting the right foot forward has given the rest of the squad some good confidence to go on through the rest of this tournament and believe we’re good enough to be here,” said Wheal.

The Scotland seamer is confident his side can compete and defeat the world’s best teams, citing the England match as a “small glimpse” of their capabilities.

“We believe we’re good enough to compete and beat the best teams in the world. We feel like we’re in a good position to win some games. We showed a small glimpse of what we could have done against the current world champions,” he added.

With Namibia up next on Thursday, Wheal is adamant Scotland see themselves as the favorites, despite Namibia’s recent victory over Oman.

“Realistically our best chance of getting into the Super 8 stage, competing and turning some big teams over is looking at the next game and then the Oman game after that. One game at a time, but we’ll take the belief in what we’ve done against England,” he explained.

Wheal was also resolute in securing his World Cup involvement, having an honest discussion with his county side Hampshire to ensure his availability for the tournament.

“It’s a bit of a tricky one…but I was pretty open and honest with Hampshire. I said, ‘listen, I want to go to the World Cup’. Every opportunity to put the Scotland shirt on is an incredible one and one that I’ll cherish forever,” he said.

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