Calum MacLeod made his debut for Scotland at the youthful age of 18, facing the United Arab Emirates in an Intercontinental Cup match back in 2007. Initially starting as a fast bowler, MacLeod faced a significant hurdle when his bowling action came under scrutiny following an Intercontinental Cup match in 2009.
Undeterred by this setback, MacLeod displayed unwavering determination to pursue his cricketing aspirations. He decided to shift his focus to batting and successfully fought his way back into the Scotland national side, this time as a batsman. At 26 years old, he has already compiled two centuries and one fifty to his name.
MacLeod played a pivotal role in Scotland’s qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. In early 2014, he played a series of memorable innings, which included striking back-to-back centuries. His explosive 113 runs from 62 balls against the United Arab Emirates and an outstanding 175 against Canada were instrumental in securing Scotland’s spot in the prestigious tournament.