Bankier set to make 50th appearance for Scotland

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Milngavie Badminton star Imogen Bankier gets her 50th Scottish cap this week when she competed in the European Team Championships which kick-off tomorrow.

The former Olympian will be in the Swiss city of Basel as part of the 11 strong Scotland squad and won the mixed and women’s doubles titles at the recent Yonex Scottish National Championships in Perth.

She is the most experienced member in the women’’s team and will be joined by Jillie Cooper (35 caps) and Kirsty Gilmour (15). Other team mates are Rebekka Findlay, who makes her debut, and Caitlin Pringle with two caps.

The women’s team are in Group 4 and begin against Belgium on Tuesday evening, Switzerland on Wednesday evening, and group seeds Russia on Thursday afternoon.