Calum MacLeod was the youngest Scottish player to make his debut when he played against the United Arab Emirates in an Intercontinental Cup match at the age of 18 in 2007. MacLeod started his cricket career as a fast bowler, but he suffered a major setback when his bowling action was reported after in Intercontinental Cup match in 2009. Not willing to give up his cricket dream, MacLeod decided to concentrate on his batting and forced his way back into the Scotland side as a batsman. The 26-year-old now has two centuries and one fifty to his name. He played a major role in helping Scotland qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in early 2014 when he struck consecutive centuries – 113 from 62 balls against the United Arab Emirates and 175 against Canada.
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Name: Calum Scott Macleod
DOB: November 15, 1988
Place OF Birth: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Marital Status: N/A
ODI Debut: Vs Kenya, Cambusdoon New Ground, August 2008
T20I Debut: Vs New Zealand, Kennington Oval, June 2009
Test Debut: N/A
Calum Macleod: Career Highlights
Calum Macleod has represented the Scotland national team since 2008, including at the 2015 World Cup and the 2016 World Twenty20. He has played county cricket in England for Warwickshire and Durham. In January 2019, MacLeod was named the ICC Associate Player of the Year at the 2018 ICC Awards.
Calum MacLeod won a place in Scottish sport folklore when he struck the century that helped Scotland beat England in a one-day international in Edinburgh in 2018. His 140 not out against a side ranked No 1 in the world in ODIs left England shaken and was regarded in Scotland – and for that matter in many places beyond – as suitable punishment for the ECB, which had successfully lobbied for a 10-team World Cup on home soil in 2019 from which Scotland was excluded.
Calum MacLeod’s hopes of forging a county career as a fast bowler fell apart in 2009 when the umpires reported his action after an Intercontinental Cup match. Remedial work followed, including sessions with the former South Africa quick Allan Donald, then bowling coach at Warwickshire, but the county released him in 2010.
In one of the World Cup Qualifier games in 2014, MacLeod smashed 175, the second-highest score by an Associate player in an ODI and third-highest by an Associate player in List A cricket, in Scotland’s 170-run thrashing of Canada. This performance helped his side seal a place in the Super Sixes. He was the third-highest run-getter in the Qualifiers, amassing 401 runs in eight games.
- Kowloon Cantons,
- Paktia Panthers,
- Toronto Nationals,
- Edinburgh Rocks,
- Warwickshire 2nd XI
- Scotland Under-19s
Calum Macleod: Stats
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