The Greenock all-rounder produced arguably his best batting display in his last outing in the ICC's flagship first class tournament for non-Test countries, scoring 110 and 42no in a seven-wicket success against UAE at the Sharjah Stadium in February. That result helped hoist the Scots into third place in the eight-team table following draws against the Netherlands and Namibia.
Victory against the Canadians would set Gordon Drummond's side up nicely for the final three matches of the group phase which take place next year against Afghanistan, Kenya and Ireland.
Berrington was a member of the team who reached the last I-Cup final and has his sights set on adding a winners' medal to add to the runners-up one achieved against the Afghans in Dubai 18 months ago.
"I enjoy the four-day format and it's one in which we've had a bit of success in recent years," the 25- year-old said. "Obviously getting the century against UAE was a very special moment. Conditions were tough in Sharjah as they have a lot of talented spinners who put pressure on you all the time, so I had to work hard for my runs and the fact that they contributed to a win made it all the more memorable. It was important to get full points from that game and the result has put us in a decent position but we have to take advantage of that by beating Canada."
Berrington's century in Sharjah – his maiden first class ton – was in stark contrast to his only previous three-figure score for Scotland.While occupation of the crease was the order of the day in the desert, Berrington had demonstrated the other side to his game with a blistering knock that brought the Saltires back from the dead to record a remarkable win against a star-studded India A at Titwood in a 50-over one-day game in 2010.
The player is equally proud of both efforts, adding: "At the moment I enjoy every format of the game. Playing for Scotland is always an honour and both hundreds are equally important to me. The nice thing was that both knocks resulted in the team winning and that is always the most important thing.
"I'm just hungry to get as many runs and wickets as possible and hopefully I can score a few more centuries for my country."
Scotland have beaten the Canadians in all three previous I-Cup meetings, including the inaugural final in 2004. They followed that up with an innings victory in Toronto in 2008 and a narrower 29-run success at Mannofield, Aberdeen, the following year.
Berrington, who participated in the previous two fixtures, added: "Conditions at Uddingston will be completely different to what we experienced in Sharjah, especially after all the rain. I think we have a lot of good seam bowlers who can exploit any movement in the wicket and hopefully that will work to our advantage.
"Our record against Canada is good and I think we are quietly confident but we can't take anything for granted because they have a few match-winners in their team. We will be wary of that."
Berrington's exploits with bat and ball in all forms of the game – he has accumulated 2126 runs and 68 wickets in 94 appearances for Scotland – have seen him linked with a move to the county circuit.Indeed, he spent a period on trial at Leicestershire this season but, for now at least, his focus is on the Intercontinental Cup and the two World Cricket League fixtures – also against Canada – which follow next week.
"I haven't spoken to anyone about going back down south and it's not a priority at the moment," he said. "Beating Canada in the I-Cup and the one-dayers is vital and that deserves all my concentration at the moment."
Intercontinental Cup squad (Scotland v Canada, July 4-7): G Drummond capt, R Flannigan, M Haq, J Davey, R Berrington, P Mommsen, C MacLeod, M Parker, S Smith, G Goudie, A Evans, M Iqbal, E Chalmers, J Stander.
K Coetzer, C Wallace and F Watts replace M Iqbal, S Smith and E Chalmers for World Cricket League fixtures v Canada on July 9 and 11.