CAPITAL cricketer Paddy Sadler could make his full Scottish Saltires debut away to Hampshire tomorrow in the Yorkshire Bank 40 opener.
Seamer Sadler is currently studying at Cambridge University and until last year he was the skipper of the Scotland under-19 squad.
The 21-year-old now plays his cricket for Watsonians when north of the Border while he learnt about the game whilst coming through the youth set-up at RH Corstorphine.
In a hint that the selectors and head coach Peter Steindl are keen to look to the future during a busy schedule in 2013, fellow up-and-coming players Matthew Cross and Michael Leask are also included in the 13-man squad.
Carlton all-rounder Preston Mommsen is given the honour of skippering the side after his club team-mate Gordon Drummond stepped down from the role on Thursday.
Other Capital-based players in the squad are Drummond and Ewan Chalmers (Watsonians), while Freddie Coleman, who had a stint as a teenager at Penicuik, is also included.
Matt Machan may become available for selection, although this will be dependent on whether he is included as a member of the Sussex squad for their match in the same competition.
Hampshire’s Yorkshire Bank 40 campaign got under way yesterday when they travelled to the Essex Eagles.
It could not be a tougher start to the season for the Saltires as the Ageas Bowl outfit are the holders.
Scottish Saltires squad: Preston Mommsen (captain), Richie Berrington, Calvin Burnett, Ewan Chalmers, Freddie Coleman, Matthew Cross (wicketkeeper) , Gordon Drummond, Gordon Goudie, Majid Haq, Moneeb Iqbal, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Paddy Sadler.