Smith returns to Scotland ODI squad

11 Jan 2019 | Cricket
All-rounder Ruaidhri Smith has been selected as part of a 14-strong squad for Scotland Men’s first ever tour to Oman.

Scotland will tackle Oman, Ireland and Netherlands in a T20I Quadrangular beginning on 13 February, before taking on the hosts in a three-match 50-over series.

Smith last played for Scotland in 2016 in an ODI against Afghanistan, but enjoyed a successful 2018 season for Glamorgan. 

He took a maiden First-Class five-wicket haul against Durham at Sophia Gardens and was a regular in the Welsh county’s Vitality Blast campaign. 

At Old Deer Park against Middlesex, he recorded the most economical spell ever by a Glamorgan bowler in T20 matches, taking 4-6 from his allotted four overs. 

Acting Scotland Head Coach, Toby Bailey, commented: “We are excited to see Ruaidhri Smith back in the squad after a successful T20 campaign with Glamorgan, including a 4-6 against Middlesex. He will not only add strength to our seam attack but also to the batting and fielding unit. Ruaidhri also impressed in La Manga and it will be great to see him back in a Scotland shirt.

“We are looking forward to the challenge of continuing the success of last year, and the quadrangular tournament and one day series against Oman represent an ideal opportunity to do this.”

The squad in full:
Kyle Coetzer (captain, Highlanders)
Richie Berrington (Warriors)
Matthew Cross (Warriors)
Ally Evans (Knights)
Chris Greaves (Highlanders)
Michael Leask (Highlanders)
Calum MacLeod (Warriors)
George Munsey (Knights)
Adrian Neill (Gloucestershire)
Safyaan Sharif (Highlanders)
Ruaidhri Smith (Glamorgan)
Hamza Tahir (Warriors)
Craig Wallace (Highlanders)
Mark Watt (Knights)