The Scotland cricket coach, New Zealander Grant Bradburn, says they're capable of beating a major nation at this month's World Twenty20 Cup In India.
In three previous forays in the 50-over World Cup and two in its Twenty20 counterpart, the Scots have exited in the opening group stage.
They have suffered 17 losses in 18 matches, with one no-result.
But New Zealander Bradburn insisted: "I think we've proved we've got a very, very good white-ball team."
Scotland came close to a breakthrough against New Zealand, Bangladesh and Afghanistan at the 2015 World Cup.
"We all feel that our skills are improving and we just need to get those confidence booster wins under our belt just to really get among the best sides in the world," said Bradburn.
Scotland have largely stood by the same squad as last year, with Preston Mommsen once again captaining a team that includes experienced Northamptonshire batsman Kyle Coetzer and Sussex's Matt Machan.
Young bowlers Gavin Main and Mark Watt are among the new inclusions.
While Bradburn says he and his players have moved on, last year's high-profile defeat in Dunedin still rankles, with Afghanistan having reached their victory target of 211 with one wicket and three balls to spare, despite being reduced to 97 for seven and 132 for eight.
Scotland will also face Hong Kong and Zimbabwe - and, with only one team progressing from Group B, Bradburn, a former off-spinner and lower-order batsman who played seven Tests and 11 ODIs for New Zealand, knows his side need to hit the ground running.