Foster links up with Scotland for Desert T20

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Many of the Essex squad are currently around the world getting some time in the middle, ahead of the 2017 pre-season schedule which begins in the coming weeks. However, one player is currently helping out on the international stage.

Wicket-keeper, James Foster has linked up with Cricket Scotland as a specialist coach for their Desert T20 Challenge campaign which is currently taking place in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, against the likes of Ireland, Afghanistan and Netherlands. They have started the competition well with two opening wins and find themselves top of the group with a final game to play against Oman on Friday.

The Scotland side includes the likes of Hampshire youngster, Brad Wheal and former Northants player, Kyle Coetzer who captains the team. One player who Foster knows particularly well and will be helping out is wicket-keeper, Matthew Cross who featured for Essex against Sri Lanka in 2016.

Fozzy linked up with Scotland in 2016 to help out during their Braidwood Cup series against Hong Kong back in September.

Matthew Cross wicket keeper during the Essex CCC vs Sri Lanka Tour Match, 8th May 2016

Matt Cross in action for Essex against Sri Lanka in 2016