Cricket: Poonia Part of Scottish History as England Go North of Border
Byline: By Myles Hodgson
Scotland are hoping to make their mark on the cricket world by upsetting the odds and beating England in today's inaugural one-day international between the old rivals at the Grange, Edinburgh.
Despite competing against each other at football and rugby union for centuries, today's 50-over match will be the first official one-day international between the two sides.
It is an historic occasion in itself but Scotland want to mark the event by demonstrating their progress as a cricket nation by shocking England's team of superstars.
Warwickshire batsman Navdeep Poonia said: "For us as a team to get a win against England would be a massive win, a massive stride forward, and I think everyone in the world would look at Scotland and see we'd made big progress if that was to happen."
The 22-year-old right-hander added: "It would be a big thing for the team and for me individually, if I was to score some runs tomorrow.
"Two months ago I was thinking that I couldn't wait for this game and August seemed a long way away but in the last month I've had a lot of cricket and all of a sudden it's here. …