Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Scots Must Be Truly Great to Repeat Win

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Scots Must Be Truly Great to Repeat Win

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Byline: NEAL COLLINS

SCOTLAND will today attempt to pull off the biggest upset in World Cup cricket when they take on holders Australia, They are 40-1 to beat the Aussies in St Kitts but coach Peter Drinnen insists: "Anything can happen and, if we get it together, we are going to be very dangerous, even against Australia."

Scotland have claimed Australian scalps before, at Raeburn Park, Edinburgh when they hammered the touring Australians by seven wickets... and then batted on to keep the crowd amused.

Okay, that was way back in 1882 and today the Scots have to contend with veteran paceman Glenn McGrath.

He will be one of the few players on the field with genuine Celtic blood - the Scots have a fair sprinkling of South Africans, Zimbabweans and Australians on board.

Seamer McGrath needs 10 wickets to reach 55 and oust Pakistan's Wasim Akram as the top World Cup wicket-taker.

McGrath said: "I'm 10 behind, so it would be nice to get somewhere close, and maybe a couple in front, by the end of the tournament. …

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