|Player:||BE Scott, NJ Astle|
DateLine: 7th February 2007
Otago cricketer Bradley Scott has been added to New Zealand's 30-man squad for the World Cup. Scott's inclusion in the expanded squad was confirmed on Tuesday. He replaces Nathan Astle, who retired from all international cricket last month. The 15-man squad for the World Cup, starting next month in the West Indies, will be named next Tuesday. Scott, 27, is a left-arm fast-medium bowler and left-handed batsman who has helped Otago earn a home final in the State Shield one-day competition in Dunedin on Saturday. He has taken 11 shield wickets this summer at an average of 32.81, with an economy rate of 3.99 runs per over. In a provincial career spanning 40 one-dayers, Scott has taken 51 wickets at 31.90, with an economy rate of 4.58, and scored 302 runs at 21.57.