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Michael Alexander Leask

Team flagSCO33 yrs
batting styleAll Rounder
#73 Batter in ODI
#75 Bowler in ODI
#14 All Rounder in ODI
#37 All Rounder in T20I
[Watch] Scotland's Dressing Room Goes Wild As Michael Leask Produces Memorable Win On Last-Ball

Aakash Saini ∙ 22 June 2023

[Watch] Scotland's Dressing Room Goes Wild As Michael Leask Produces Memorable Win On Last-Ball

Scotland wins thriller in their opening World Cup qualifiers fixture against Ireland.

From 122/6 To 289/9, Michael Leask Pulls Off Heist As Scotland Beat Ireland On Last-Ball

Yash Mittal ∙ 22 June 2023

From 122/6 To 289/9, Michael Leask Pulls Off Heist As Scotland Beat Ireland On Last-Ball

Scotland beat Ireland by 1 wicket in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023 thanks to a sensational unbeaten 61-ball 91 from Michael Leask.

T20 World Cup 2022: Top 5 catches from previous editions

Vishal Mehra ∙ 7 Oct 2022

T20 World Cup 2022: Top 5 catches from previous editions

With the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 nearing soon, let’s have a look into some of the best catching efforts witnessed by fans over the years.

World T20 2021 | Shakib Al Hasan becomes leading wicket-taker in T20Is, overtakes Lasith Malinga

Abhishek Singh ∙ 17 Oct 2021

World T20 2021 | Shakib Al Hasan becomes leading wicket-taker in T20Is, overtakes Lasith Malinga

With Liton Das catching Scotland’s Michael Leask at the long-on boundary off the bowling of Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh all-rounder became the leading wicket-taker in T20 internationals, overtaking Sri Lankan and T20 legend Lasith Malinga. Leask was the 108th dismissal in Shakib’s career, one more than Malinga’s record of 107 wickets. The 34-year-old Bangladesh player, who was playing only his 89th match is also the only international player to do the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in T20Is. As far as the game is concerned, Scotland, who are playing their first game of the T20 World Cup 2021 much like Bangladesh, have been reduced to 55-6 after being put to bat first by the Tigers’ skipper Mahmudullah who won the toss. Along with Shakib’s two wickets, Mahedi Hasan has picked up three wickets while Mohammad Saifuddin bowled the Scot captain Kyle Coetzer.

ICC T20I rankings: Zimbabwe’s Williams enters top 10 all rounders’ list

Abhishek Singh ∙ 22 Sep 2021

ICC T20I rankings: Zimbabwe’s Williams enters top 10 all rounders’ list

Sean Williams, the former Zimbabwe skipper, who had thoughts of retiring after the team’s Ireland and England tour, has now stormed into the top 10 of the all-rounders’ ranking for the T20Is, released recently by the International Cricket Council. Williams, who scored 89 runs including his series saving unbeaten 60 in the second match in three games against Scotland, moved to the ninth position, pushing his compatriot Ryan Burl to the 10th in a list that is topped by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi. While Williams scored 60 runs with the bat in the second T20I, he also took the vital wicket of Richie Berrington to bring his team back into the contest which it eventually won by 10 runs to level the series. Fellow Zimbabwean Richard Ngarava also had enormous gains in his T20I rankings after a good series where he finished with four wickets at an economy rate of just 6.08. Moving up 43 places, the left-arm pacer reached the 36th spot in the ICC’s T20I rankings for the bowlers. As far as Scotland is concerned, Berrington managed to keep his third position in the all-rounders’ list intact even as Michael Leask made considerable gains with 53 runs and three wickets to move 33 places up to No.53 in the latest update.

SCO vs ZIM | Déjà vu at Grange as Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza defend 136 for Zimbabwe

Abhishek Singh ∙ 17 Sep 2021

SCO vs ZIM | Déjà vu at Grange as Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza defend 136 for Zimbabwe

It was a situation of déjà vu at the Grange Cricket Club ground in Edinburgh, Scotland as Zimbabwe went on to defend a paltry total of 136 against Scotland to win the second T20I and level the three-match series 1-1 having lost the first game in a similar fashion on Wednesday, September 15. In the last match, Zimbabwe were cruising at 112-4 in the 17th over 30 required to win the game from 21 balls and Sean Williams and Milton Shumba batting on 28 each before something got to Williams and he played it straight to the fielder. Guess what happened in this game? Hero from the last match for Scotland, Richie Berrington and Matthew Cross were cruising the Scottish team to a win with only 45 runs needed from 36 balls. Berrington, however, decided to launch Willaims over the cow corner, eventually getting caught at deep square leg by Wesley Madhevere, providing that little window of opportunity for the Zimbabweans to sneak and snuck they did. Post the Berrington wicket, there was still hope as Cross developed a decent partnership with new batter Michael Leask and courtesy of that 19 run stand, Scotland needed 27 from the last three. What happens, just the way Luke Jongwe was caught in the first game at fine leg when the Chevrons needed 17 from 10 balls. After Cross’ dismissal, everything depended on Leask and by hitting a six off Jongwe’s fifth delivery and ultimately bringing the equation down to 17 from 12 balls, he harboured confidence of some 400 odd supporters gathered at the ground. Leask was also offered a lease as he was dropped on the very first ball of the nineteenth over bowled by Richard Ngrava. Even after the drop catch and two runs off the first ball, the men in blue could only get four runs from one of the best penultimate overs delivered at the Grange. With 13 needed from the last over, the ball was handed to Wellington Masakadza and he delivered on the faith getting Shaffian Sharf off the very first ball and putting pressure on Leask. The 30-year-old all-rounder ran mark Watt out on the second ball to get to the crease for the last four balls. However, it was to no avail as Leask himself got out on the third ball trying to hit it out of the park and eventually holing out to Williams at long-on. The last wicket was once again a run out on the fourth ball where numbers 10 and eleven tried to run two runs and a rocket throw from Madhevere saw the end of Alasdair Evans. Thus with four wickets and only two runs coming from the last over, Zimbabwe took the game by 10 runs. Earlier in the day, having won the toss and decided to bat first, the men in red and gold didn’t have a great start and were reduced to 20-3 in the first three overs before skipper Craig Ervine and Willaims stitched together a 71 run stand which was broken after Ervine was removed by Leask. Shumba, the lone ranger from the last game didn’t last long in this one and Zimbabwe were 94-5 with 26 balls still to go. Williams, who was joined by Ryan Burl on the crease, reached only his seventh fifty on T20I cricket in his 49th match as he also crossed the milestone of 1000 T20I runs and became only the second Zimbabwean after Hamilton Masakadza to score more than 1000 runs in all three formats of the game. Together with Burl, he added 42 runs for the sixth wicket to get Zimbabwe to 136 at the end of 20 overs. With the ball, Zimbabwe had a great start once again as they reduced Scotland to 16-4 in the first four overs itself before Berrington and Cross got together. The two teams will now meet for one last tie in the series on Sunday for the third and final T20I, which would also be played at the Grange.