Pakistan are in Scotland to play two One-day International matches against Scotland before leaving for England to take part in the 2013 Champions Trophy. Scotland have named Kyle Coetzer as the team’s captain for the series in the wake of Gordon Drummond’s retirement.

[caption id="attachment_925" align="alignright" width="194"]Kyle Coetzer maintains an average of over 49 in one-day cricket (Photo: Getty Images) Kyle Coetzer maintains an average of over 49 in one-day cricket (Photo: Getty Images)[/caption]

Coetzer, 29, is a top-order batsman and has a remarkable average of more than 49 in his ODI career. He will captain Scotland in their first ODI against Pakistan on May 17 (Friday) in Edinburgh. The second and the last match of the tw0-match series will also be played in Edinburgh.

Preston Mommsen has been named team's vice-captain in the series.

Coetzer shifted to Northamptonshire county from Durham two years ago and is still associated with the former.

Having taken up the reins of captaincy, Coetzer said it was an honour for him to lead the side and he would try his best to help his side make progress in the international cricket.

Coetzer has so far played 12 ODIs, maintaining a phenomenal average of 49.4. His best one-day score is 133 which he scored earlier this year in March against Afghanistan.
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