Scotland: Calum MacLeod eager to shine at Cricket World Cup
Calum MacLeod aims to recapture the century-hitting form that helped Scotland qualify for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
"Hopefully getting back to New Zealand and the good memories of playing there will help stimulate the form," he said.
"I'm hoping to go into the tournament absolutely buzzing."
Scotland, coached by New Zealander Grant Bradburn, fly out to Australia on Sunday ahead of the showpiece which begins on 14 February.
|Scotland's World Cup fixtures|
|17 Feb||New Zealand, Dunedin|
|23 Feb||England, Christchurch|
|26 Feb||Afghanistan, Dunedin|
|5 March||Bangladesh, Nelson|
|11 March||Sri Lanka, Hobart|
|14 March||Australia, Hobart|
The national side will face Ireland and the West Indies in final preparation matches on 10 and 12 February in Sydney, before their first World Cup group game against New Zealand in Dunedin.
"Excitement would be the underlying feeling," MacLeod told BBC Scotland.
"It should be a great tournament. We've got a couple of weeks in Sydney and we'll hopefully go into the tournament ready for it and take some big scalps.
"We've had a long time to prepare for it and note what's coming, and hopefully that stands us in good stead to get out there and do what we've done the hard work for."
MacLeod has had to squeeze in a house-move to Chester-le-Street before departing for Australia, a decision he took after signing a new two-year contract at Durham in November.
The 26-year-old admits his international form has not been at its best during the recent tri-series Scotland played with Ireland and Afghanistan, but is confident he can rekindle solid form when it really matters.
"I hope so," said MacLeod. "Last year was a pretty spectacular year personally for me and one that probably surprised me more than anyone.
"We have some team goals that we'll probably keep to ourselves. But we've got to try and do what no other Scotland team's done, and that's win a game in the World Cup.
"If we get that done early then who knows what can happen."