Friday 18 October 2013 

Wallace Replaces Injured Mommsen

Craig Wallace
Craig Wallace, seen here in action against the United Arab Emirates, will be back in the UAE with Scotland in November
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Scotland vice-captain Preston Mommsen has been ruled out of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 Qualifier later this year and will be replaced by Craig Wallace.

Middle-order batsman Wallace was in the squad that tried to qualify for the 2012 event and will join up with the squad ahead of their departure for Sri Lanka, where they are touring prior to the qualifier in the United Arab Emirates.

"It's a disappointment to lose a player of Preston’s calibre. Not only has he been a consistent performer for Scotland in recent times, but he has also been one of our leaders," Scotland coach Peter Steindl said.

"However we are looking forward to having Craig as part of the squad. He has worked hard over the last 12 months and has improved as a batter. He is a good fit to replace Preston."

Wallace has played five Twenty20 Internationals for Scotland and 14 Twenty20 matches in all and also provides another wicket-keeping option.

The squad leaves for the 12-day tour of Sri Lanka on Saturday (19th October) and will begin their preparations in the UAE with warm-up matches against USA and Namibia.

They then take on Afghanistan, Denmark, Kenya, Netherlands, Nepal and Papua New Guinea as they attempt to reach the ICC World Twenty20 finals for the first time since 2009.

Scotland Twenty20 squad: Kyle Coetzer (captain), Richie Berrington, Neil Carter, Matthew Cross, Gordon Goudie, Majid Haq, Moneeb Iqbal, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, David Murphy, Safyaan Sharif, Robert Taylor, Craig Wallace, Iain Wardlaw

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Qualified

Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Nepal, Netherlands, UAE

Semi-Finals

Afghanistan v Hong Kong

Ireland v UAE

Group A

Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Namibia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States of America


Group B

Afghanistan, Bermuda, Denmark, Kenya, Netherlands, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Scotland