Michael Leask, a promising allrounder hailing from Aberdeen, earned his spot in the Scotland squad in mid-2013 on the back of his impressive performances in domestic cricket. He made his national debut in a List A match against Essex, and shortly thereafter, he played his first one-day international against Canada in early 2014. Known for his valuable skills as both a batsman and an off-spin bowler, Leask gained significant recognition for his explosive performance against England in May 2014. During that match, he blazed his way to 42 runs from just 16 balls, a remarkable innings that included five sixes. In his six one-day internationals, Leask has notched one half-century, achieved against Ireland in September 2014, and also claimed one wicket. He was a part of the Scotland team that embarked on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in late 2014 as part of their preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. During the tour, he particularly stood out with his performance against Tasmania, where he took 3-50.