Full name Michael Alexander Leask
Born October 29, 1990, Aberdeen
Major teams Scotland, Northamptonshire, Scotland Under-13s, Scotland Under-15s, Scotland Under-17s, Scotland Under-19s
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Michael Leask is an explosive batsman from Aberdeen. He showed as much when he smeared five sixes during a memorable 16-ball 42 in an ODI against England in May 2014. But he has been hampered by inconsistency, and he only mustered 56 runs at an average of 9.33 during the World Cup Qualifiers in 2014. Leask also bowls useful off-spin, taking three wickets in Scotland's win over Tasmania in their World Cup acclimatisation tour in autumn 2014. Leask played a solitary first-class game for Northants in a tour match against New Zealand A in 2014. He moved on to Somerset ahead of the 2016 season with Somerset's director of cricket Matt Maynard describing him as a "feisty cricketer". A scattering of T20 matches were his only outings in his debut season.