World Cup of Darts: John Henderson replaces Gary Anderson for Scotland

John Henderson
John Henderson is currently ranked 44th in the world

John Henderson will partner Peter Wright for Scotland at this week's World Cup of Darts following 2019 winner Gary Anderson's withdrawal.

Anderson informed the Professional Darts Corporation last week that he was no longer available.

As Scotland's next highest ranked player, Henderson will take part for a second successive World Cup, having partnered Robert Thornton last year.

The Scots will face China in Thursday's evening session.

World Matchplay champion Wright won the title with Anderson on 2019.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to bits," Henderson told BBC Scotland.

"I got the opportunity last year through Gary and Peter not travelling, and I have got the opportunity again this year.

"I didn't think the chance would come because I thought we would be over all this carry on, but Gary has obviously decided not to travel, which I understand fully."

The PDC says it has been working with competing nations to ensure as many originally qualified players as possible are able to compete in Germany despite ongoing global restrictions.

The annual 32-nation tournament, with Wales defending the title, is being held at the Sparkassen-Arena in Jena from 9-12 September.

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