Scotland to host Australia in three-match T20 series

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Australia and Scotland in action at the 2015 World Cup in New Zealand. (Rob Blakers/AAP PHOTOS)
Camera IconAustralia and Scotland in action at the 2015 World Cup in New Zealand. (Rob Blakers/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP

Scotland have announced they will host Australia for the first time in over a decade later this year, with the news coming just 24 hours before their crunch T20 World Cup match.

The nations will meet in St Lucia on Saturday, with underdogs Scotland knowing a shock win would carry them into the Super 8s at the expense of England.

But while the players are focusing on the here and now, administrators from both sides have been putting the finishing touches to a three-match T20 series at The Grange in Edinburgh on September 4, 6 and 7.

The games come before Australia's white-ball trip to England and effectively replaces a similar series that had been planned in Ireland only to be cancelled by the hosts for financial reasons.

Scotland captain Richie Berrington said: "It's fantastic to have this home series to look forward later in the summer, which should be a treat for all our supporters.

"I was fortunate enough to play in the Scotland side when Australia last visited in 2013, and although the result didn't go our way that day, it was a tremendous occasion to be part of.

"Our players always relish the opportunity to test themselves against the best sides in the world, and we've shown good form in this World Cup so far, so I'm sure it'll be an exciting and competitive series."

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