Carlton’s Ally Evans lifts Scotland ahead of clash with England

Seam bowler Ally Evans is in form
Seam bowler Ally Evans is in form
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Interim Scotland cricket coach Craig Wright has hailed the revival of Carlton seam bowler Ally Evans going into tomorrow’s one day international against England in Aberdeen.

Evans, 25, is back from Derbyshire and has been a revelation culminating in removing both the Netherlands openers in the first over during a regional game (Pro Series) this week.

It was a signal that Evans is over the injury that prevented him being part of Scotland’s squad which qualified for next year’s World Cup. Wright said: “Ally has been outstanding against MCC at Lord’s, two matches against Durham opposition and the Pro Series.

“He was not named in the squad for qualifying because he was coming back from injury and wasn’t 100 per cent. But he was in New Zealand re-habbing and bowled to the boys.

“He has certainly got a lot to offer.

“You can see the experience he picked up in England coming through and in the last couple of weeks his consistency is good, his pace is good and there are some raw materials in terms of his height and pace and the bounce he gets – definite assets.”

On tomorrow’s encounter with England, Wright, who will shortly hand over coaching reins to Grant Bradburn, said: “We have seen Ireland and the Netherlands have good results against full members countries. It is a huge banana skin for England.”