Kyle James Coetzer MBE (born 14 April 1984) is a Scottish cricketer and current captain in international format. He also captained at Under-15, U-17 and U-19 levels including skippering in the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.
|Full name||Kyle James Coetzer|
|Born||14 April 1984|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|ODI debut (cap 33)||9 September 2003 v England|
|Last ODI||20 August 2019 v PNG|
|ODI shirt no.||15|
|T20I debut (cap 13)||2 August 2008 v Ireland|
|Last T20I||19 September 2019 v Netherlands|
|Domestic team information|
|2011–2015||Northamptonshire (squad no. 30)|
Source: Cricinfo, 20 September 2019
Coetzer was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to cricket. He became the third Scottish cricketer to receive an MBE for services to cricket.
Domestic and T20 franchise careerEdit
Coetzer played six first-class matches for Durham in the 2004 season, scoring 67 on his first class debut. Later that year he scored 133* for Scotland in the ICC Inter-Continental Cup Semi Final against Kenya. His form dropped away in 2005 and 2006, but early season form in 2007 has helped him gain his Durham place back. In the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup in England, he took "the best catch ever" according to former cricketer David Lloyd in a match against South Africa. He was also Scotland's leading run scorer in the tournament.He also captains for Pokhara Rhinos in Everest Premier League.
In 2011 he joined Northamptonshire on loan, before making the move from Durham permanent. In August 2012, Coetzer signed a new two-year contract taking him through to 2014. However, after only playing four first-class games in 2015, he was released at the end of the 2015 season.
In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Montreal Tigers franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament. In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Edinburgh Rocks in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament. However, the following month the tournament was cancelled.
His first game for the full Scotland team came in 2003 against Pakistan in a one-day match; he appeared in four National League matches later that season. He is a former captain for the Scotland ODI side.
His first ODI century came against Afghanistan in 2011–13 ICC World Cricket League Championship, where Scotland lost to Afghanistan finally. The bad luck continued in 2015 as well, where Coetzer scored a record 156 against Bangladesh in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Nelson in 2015 in a losing cause.
He was selected as the captain of the Scotland T20I international for the tournament to be played in United Arab Emirates in January 2017.
Coetzer first captained Scottish ODI squad for Zimbabwe tour in June 2017. In the first match as ODI captain on 15 June 2017, Coetzer scored a century, becoming the first Scottish to do so in a debut captaincy. The century sealed the match to win by 26 runs, which is recorded as the first ever win against a Full Member as well.
Coetzer comes from a family of cricket players. His father, Peter, plays for Stoneywood-Dyce Cricket Club as have his brothers Shaun and Stuart. His uncle is Grant Dugmore who played for Eastern Province and Argentina.
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