|Places of organization: The Grange & Goldenacre, Edinburgh: Dates: July 20-28|
|Coverage: All Scotland matches live on the BBC Sport website and iPlayer|
Scotland spoiled the odds agonizingly for a World Cup place earlier this month but will be strong favorites to go through the European qualifiers for the T20 World Cup in Edinburgh.
The tournament starts on Thursday, with all of Scotland’s matches shown live on the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer.
Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Jersey are the other teams competing in a round-robin competition held at the Grange and Goldenacre grounds.
The top two advance to the 2024 tour of West Indies and USA.
Ireland are 12th in the ICC T20 world rankings, with Scotland two places below.
Of the teams that meet in Edinburgh, Jersey are the best with 21.
It was a different story in Zimbabwe when Scotland were fighting for a place in the World Cup one-day international, with four nations ranked above them in the 10-team competition.
The Scots beat hosts West Indies and Ireland, along with Oman and the United Arab Emirates, but missed out on a place in the big party in India on net rate after losing to a Bas de Leede-inspired Netherlands.
The Dutch will not be in Edinburgh as they have already qualified after finishing fourth in their Super 12 group for the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Brandon McMullen was Scotland’s find in the Zimbabwe tour, with the 23-year-old hitting 364 runs from his seven innings. He also took 13 wickets.
Chris Greaves, Chris Sole and Mark Watt also impressed with the ball, while captain Richie Berrington was Scotland’s second-highest run-scorer with 291 runs over seven appearances and only four players at the event hit more sixes than Michael Leask (nine).
“We are looking forward to what is another great opportunity to qualify for a World Cup,” said Berrington.
“It will be good to play in front of the home crowd again.”
The Scotland squad is well settled, but the absence of opener Christopher McBride presents an opportunity for George Munsey to move up the order, while the returning Oli Hairs offers another option for interim manager Doug Watson, who could give him a cap first left-back Brad Currie.
Scotland’s T20 World Cup European Qualifiers:
Thursday July 20: Scotland v Germany 3.30pm – Goldenacre
Friday July 21: Scotland v Jersey 3.30pm – Grange CC
Monday July 24: Scotland v Italy 10.30am – Grange CC
Tuesday July 25: Scotland v Austria 10.30am – Goldenacre
Thursday July 27: Scotland v Denmark 10.30am – Grange CC
Friday July 28: Scotland v Ireland 3.30pm – Grange CC