Pace bowlers Ali Evans, Gavin Main and Adrian Neill, and batters Chris McBridge and Oliver Hairs – who were all part of that home series – have been left out.
The squad includes the experience of Berrington, George Munsey, Matt Cross and Calum MacLeod in the batting department, while the bowling line-up also features Mark Watt, Safyann Sharif and Hamza Tahir. Cross has been named vice-captain of the side.
The release also mentioned that “forty players were considered for selection” after analysing the performances at men’s T20 Blitz cricket at Ayr and Clydesdale.
“The squad has a blend of youth and experience alongside locally based players and County representatives. The balance of the team and chemistry is crucial to contributing to performances at the World Cup. We believe we have a good mix of the above and have selected players that are in form and can perform under pressure.”
The only T20Is Scotland have played since last year’s T20 World Cup – where they finished winless in Group Two after qualifying for the Super 12s – are the two matches against New Zealand in July. They are scheduled to play warm-up games against Netherlands and UAE ahead of their first-round matches in the upcoming tournament, where they are placed alongside West Indies, Ireland and Zimbabwe in Group B.
Scotland will take on West Indies in their opening match in Hobart on October 17.
Scotland squad: Richard Berrington (capt), George Munsey, Michael Leask, Brad Wheal, Chris Sole, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Matthew Cross (wk), Calum MacLeod, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Brandon McMullen, Michael Jones, Craig Wallace